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New Babylonia Presentation
Transcript of New Babylonia Presentation
New Babylonia was located in Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, around 605 - 560 BCE. This picture shows us the area the New Babylonia Empire conquered.
http://www.fournel.org/images/babylonia.jpg Nebuchadnezzar II:
Nebuchadnezzar II, was the ruler of New Babylonia, who ruled from 605 BC to 562 BC. Nebuchadnezzar rebuilted the ziggurats, created calendars, astronomy, divided hours into 60 mins, and introducing place value for math.Jehoiokim, The king at that time of Judah accepted Nebuchadnezzar as his overlord. But then in a matter of time he started to rebell against himout of frustration. Nebuchadnezzar then got angry that he captured Juddah and familyand killed them. This is a picture of Nebuchadnezzar II.
http://www.irandefence.net/picture.php?albumid=128&pictureid=2132 Where the people of New Babylonia equal?:
We would say that the people of New Babylonia were not equal, because like every city-states, Babylonia had social classes, with the kings at the top and peseants in the bottom This is an example of social classes of Egypt.
http://msrego.pbworks.com/f/1181688616/social%20pyramid.gif How did they live?:
The New Babylonia culture was named as Assyro-Babylonia, beacause their culture was a little from Assyria and Babylon. The Babylonians had different kinds of work like art, astronomy, medicine, etc. Was the army important?:
The army may have been important because they were needed for the conquering, security of the empire, after all ypu can not have an empire without an army. In 539 BC Cyrus the Great of Persia conquered Babylon. We know because The Bible records in the Book of Daniel about the "Handwriting on the Wall" where Belshazzar who had been ruling in Babylon on behalf of his father Nabonidus, saw handwriting on his palace wall during a feast, which Daniel the Hebrew interpreted as the end of the Babylonian Empire. http://trcs.wikispaces.com/file/view/cyrus.jpg/39197676/cyrus.jpg
This is a portrait of Cyrus The Great. Bibliography:
A Message of Ancient Days, Houghton Mifflin.
Ancient Mesopotamia by Dr. Erica Hunter
Life in Ancient Mesopotasmia by Shilpa Mehta.