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3.2 Later Mesopotamian Empires. 1. Sumer. – 2400BC power declines - many different invaders 2.Akkad – emerges under the leadership of Sargon I - 2300BC - conquer city-states of Sumer. - 1 st empire -all of Mesopotamia

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3 2 later mesopotamian empires

3.2 Later Mesopotamian Empires


1 sumer

1. Sumer

– 2400BC power declines

- many different invaders 2.Akkad – emerges under the leadership of Sargon I

- 2300BC

- conquer city-states of Sumer


3 2 later mesopotamian empires

- 1stempire-all of Mesopotamia

- Akkadian language

- Sumerian religion

- adopted cuneiform

- repaired and extended flood control and irrigation systems

- armies protected trade caravans

- after death of Sargon, empire collapses


3 amorites

3. Amorites

– built cities along Tigris- Euphrates

- Babylon

- Hammurabi


4 hammurabi

4. Hammurabi

– conquered Akkad and Sumer

- empire as far as Mediterranean Sea

- adopted culture of conquered people

- language

- gods


3 2 later mesopotamian empires

- made several changes - built and repaired canals for irrigation

- reorganized tax system

- government housing


3 2 later mesopotamian empires

- religion

- Marduk now chief god

- united people by allowing worship of own gods as well as chief god

- trade center

- India & China

- gold and silver


5 hammurabi s code

5. Hammurabi’s code

– took best laws from each city- states code and made one set of

laws

- 282 laws about daily life

- fair and just

- appointed judges

- innocent until proven guilty

- fines-death


3 2 later mesopotamian empires

- Golden Age of Babylon

- ruled 40 yrs.

- death, decline of empire


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