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The First Empires. Chapter 1 Section 3. The Assyrian Empire. 1,000 years after Hammurabi, the Assyrian Empire rose to power The Assyrians built a strong army The Assyrians began taking over the rest of Mesopotamia. The Assyrian Army. The Assyrians had the strongest army of the time:

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The first empires

The First Empires

Chapter 1 Section 3


The assyrian empire

The Assyrian Empire

  • 1,000 years after Hammurabi, the Assyrian Empire rose to power

  • The Assyrians built a strong army

  • The Assyrians began taking over the rest of Mesopotamia


The assyrian army

The Assyrian Army

  • The Assyrians had the strongest army of the time:

    • They were well organized

    • They had iron weapons (stronger than copper and tin)

    • They were ferocious warriors


Assyrian government

Assyrian Government

  • The capital of Assyria was Ninevah

  • The government was well-organized

  • The empire was divided into provinces (political districts)

  • Each province collected taxes


Life in assyria

Life in Assyria

  • Assyrians also worshipped many Gods

  • Wrote many books and made one of the world’s first libraries

  • Assyrians did not treat their people well

    • This lead to fighting

    • The Chaldeans seized an

      opportunity to rebel.

An Assyrian tablet, which tells a story


The chaldeans

The Chaldeans

  • The Chaldeans broke away from the Assyrian Empire

  • The Chaldeans controlled all of Mesopotamia from

    605 B.C. – 562 B.C (only 43 years)

  • The Chaldeans were led by King Nebuchadnezzar


The chaldeans babylon

The Chaldeans’ Babylon

  • Most Chaldeans were descendants of Babylon (1,200 years earlier), so they rebuilt the city of Babylon

  • Babylon became the richest city in Mesopotamia

  • Nebuchadnezzar built the Hanging Gardens for his wife.


Did you know

Did you know?

  • The Chaldeans’ Babylon was a center of science

  • They had astronomers who mapped the stars in the sky

  • The Chaldeans were the first people to have a seven-day week

  • They made one of the

    first sundials!


The fall of the chaldean empire

The Fall of the Chaldean Empire

  • As time passed, the Chaldeans began to lose power

  • It was hard for them to control the peoples they had conquered

  • In 539 B.C. Persians from the mountains captured Babylon

  • Mesopotamia became part of the new Persian Empire

     SAD FACE 


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