The Fall of Babylon. Warm Up : Which people in Babylon would have thought Hammurabi was a great ruler? Who would have thought he was terrible?. The Fall of Babylon. Much like after the death of Sargon, Babylon got weaker after Hammurabi.
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Warm Up :
Which people in Babylon would have thought Hammurabi was a great ruler?
Who would have thought he was terrible?
Over the next few hundred years, surrounding people took over parts of Babylon. They continued to chip away at the empire until a warlike nation finally conquered all of Babylon.
Emperor Sargon II
-No relation to Sargon the Great
-Conquered Babylonian areas and eventually Babylon itself
-Was crowned king of Babylon (and Assyria) 710 B.C.E until his death in 705.
reliefs that covered the
palace walls and showed
king as a great hunter,
warrior, and family man
The Assyrians continued using “cuneiform”
Before this written language, everything was recorded with pictographs
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?