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14 09, 2017

Hammurabi of Babylon – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-09-05T05:40:09-07:00September 14th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Code of Hammurabi (1700s BC) - Hammurabi of Babylon The Babylonian Empire About 1700 BC, there was a new king in Babylon. He pulled all the scattered cities of Mesopotamia back together into one empire. That's the Babylonian Empire. The king's name was Hammurabi. It's an Amorite name, so Hammurabi probably had Amorite ancestors. Who were [...]

13 09, 2017

Assyrians – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-09-05T05:40:38-07:00September 13th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

Assyrian history: the head of an Akkadian king (maybe Sargon, who invaded Assur) Where did the Assyrians live? We first hear of the Assyrians around 2300 BC. That's when Sargon of Akkad invaded their small kingdom, Assur, in what is now Syria. (Syria is named for the Assyrians.) More on the Akkadians The Bronze Age All our [...]

3 09, 2017

History of Rome – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:54:54-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|0 Comments

Villanovan cremation urn with helmet on top (ca. 900 BC) Italy's history in antiquity mostly followed the changes that were happening in West Asia a little earlier. The first modern people arrived in Italy from West Asia about 10,000 BC. About 5000 BC a second group of West Asian travellers brought farming and farm animals to Italy - Central Asian cows, West Asian sheep, [...]

23 08, 2017

History of religion – sacrifice, holidays

By |2018-04-21T12:09:37-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion|0 Comments

Building at Gobekli Tepe (ca. 9000 BC) People have started a lot of different religions. Some of them are still practiced today; others are not. It is hard even to know what religion is. But let's say religion is any tendency to change your own behavior in accordance with supernatural forces. Most people [...]

6 07, 2017

Hellenistic and Roman government in Greece

By |2019-08-08T23:08:47-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Hellenistic government: Philip of Macedon Philip of Macedon In the 300s BC, Philip of Macedon conquered Greece. He ruled all of Greece as the king. (In theory Philip was only leading a league of Greek city-states, the first among equals. But really he acted like a king). Athens and other Greek city-states still kept their local democracies or [...]

29 06, 2017

Types of government. Definitions

By |2018-04-21T13:24:05-07:00June 29th, 2017|Government|0 Comments

Code of Hammurabi - an early law code from the 1700s BC The first people didn't need any government, because there were so few people. Mostly people lived just with their own family or with one or two other families, and the older men and women decided what to do, without any system [...]

29 06, 2017

What is an empire? Definitions, examples

By |2018-05-02T16:58:13-07:00June 29th, 2017|Government|4 Comments

What is an empire? The Akkadian Empire: Stele of Naram-Sin (about 2200 BC) Definition of an empire What is an empire? An empire is like a state, only with one more layer of government. States generally have at least four levels of administration; empires have five. For example, in a state, you might [...]