Mesopotamian Empires Miss Buffalino
Sargon of Akkad(2370 BCE – 2315 BCE) • Akkadians (Semitic people) began to overshadow the Sumerians. • Creator of Akkadian Empire 2334 B.C.E. - 2315 B.C.E. (reign) • Wealthy and powerful empire • Influenced great conquerors like Hammurabi
The Babylonian Empire • Code of Hammurabi
Code of Hammurabi • Hammurabi 1792 B.C.E – 1750 B.C.E. (life span) • Babylonian Empire dominates after Akkadian • Created a law code!!!!! • IMPORTANCE? • “Eye for an eye” • Class distinctions
Read an excerpt from the Code of Hammurabi Complete primary source analysis sheet.
Create your own code in the style of Hammurabi Create a title for your code of law. Create 3 laws in the style of Hammurabi that could be used in our classroom.
Assyrian Empire • Took over after collapse of Babylonian. • Modeled code of Hammurabi • Flourished 1300 B.C.E to fall in 612 B.C.E.
King Nebuchadnezzar • 600 to 550 B.C.E. • Re-dominated Mesopotamia • New Babylon Empire or Chaldean Empire • Hanging Gardens of Babylon (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world)
Said to have been destroyed by several earthquakes after the 2nd century BCE.