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Empire Building. Babylonians, Assyrians, and Persians Struggle for a Legacy. Empire: when one ruler controls several peoples, nations, or independent states. -Benefits -Challenges -Often try to show glory through architecture. Pyramids of Giza. Babylonian Empire. Hammurabi’s Code Pillar.

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Empire building

Empire Building

Babylonians, Assyrians, and Persians Struggle for a Legacy

Empire when one ruler controls several peoples nations or independent states

Empire: when one ruler controls several peoples, nations, or independent states



-Often try to show glory through architecture

Pyramids of giza

Pyramids of Giza

Babylonian empire

Babylonian Empire

Hammurabi s code pillar

Hammurabi’s Code Pillar

Can be seen at the Louvre

Sargon of akkad

Sargon of Akkad



The hanging gardens of babylon

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Glazed brick lions

Glazed Brick Lions

Persian empire cyrus the great

Persian Empire:Cyrus the Great

This is the world of Cyrus king of Persia: The Lord the God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he himself has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem in Judah. To every man of his people now among you I say, God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem in Judah, and rebuild the house of the Lord the God of Israel, the God whose city is Jerusalem.

-Ezra 1:2-3

Persian empire at its peak under darius

Persian Empire at its peak under Darius

The royal road

The Royal Road



  • Zoroaster

  • Ahura Mazda

  • Ahriman

  • Judgment Day

  • People control own fate

Statue of zeus at olympus

Statue of Zeus at Olympus

Temple of artemis at ephesus

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Mausoleum at halicarnassus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Pharos of alexandria

Pharos of Alexandria

Colossus of rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes

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