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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

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

Can be seen at the Louvre


Sargon of Akkad


Assyrians


The Hanging Gardens of Babylon


Glazed Brick Lions


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


The Royal Road


Zoroastrianism

  • Zoroaster

  • Ahura Mazda

  • Ahriman

  • Judgment Day

  • People control own fate


Statue of Zeus at Olympus


Temple of Artemis at Ephesus


Mausoleum at Halicarnassus


Pharos of Alexandria


Colossus of Rhodes


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