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Who were the Sassanians? Iran – West Asian history

By |2018-04-15T12:09:26-07:00September 14th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Ardashir, the first ruler of the Sassanians Rulers of the Parthian Empire In 211 AD, a group of Iranians called the Sassanians (the descendants of Sassan) took over control of the Parthian Empire from the Parthians. The Sassanians were proud of their Persian heritage, and they wanted to re-establish the borders of the old Iranian empire. This meant reconquering [...]

Hammurabi of Babylon – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-08-02T14:03:39-07:00September 14th, 2017|History, West Asia|

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 [...]

Code of Hammurabi project – ancient West Asia

By |2018-04-25T23:41:44-07:00September 14th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Code of Hammurabi (1700s BC) Here are a few of the 282 laws of the Code of Hammurabi. Which of these laws do you think are good laws and why. Which laws would you change? Why? Write an essay, or discuss among your classmates. 3. If any one brings an accusation of any crime [...]

Madrassas – Islamic colleges

By |2018-04-09T10:35:29-07:00July 26th, 2017|Islam, People|

Shirij Madrasa, Fez, Morocco, about 1350 AD If you had done well at your maktab (elementary school), your parents might decide to send you on to a madrassa (high school and college) when you were about fourteen years old. That's the same age as most kids today when they start high school. (But Ibn Khaldun and [...]

Ancient Greek court system

By |2019-07-24T22:27:06-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks|

Greek courts met in places like this theater at Epidauros (200 BC) Greek courts in the Archaic period In ancient Athens, in the Archaic period, what did you  do if you thought someone had hurt you or stolen something from you? Archaic Athens Greek government All our ancient Greece articles You could drag [...]