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Early Civilization in Afroeurasia, to 450 B.C.E.

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Clarinda Dodson

on 7 April 2012

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Transcript of Early Civilization in Afroeurasia, to 450 B.C.E.

Neolithic period ca. 7000-3000 B.C.E. Sumerian and Akkadian domination ca. 3000-2331 B.C.E. Invention of cuneiform writing ca. 3000 B.C.E. Rise of Egypt ca. 3100-2180 B.C.E. Babylonian rule in Mesopotamia 1792-ca. 717 B.C.E. Epic of Gilgamesh and Hammurabi's law code ca. 1790 B.C.E. Hittite rule in Anatolia ca. 1650-ca. 1200 B.C.E. New Kingdom in Egypt ca. 1570-1075 B.C.E. Reign of Akhenaten in Egypt 1367-1350 B.C.E. Third Intermediate Period in Egypt 1100-653 B.C.E. Development of Hebrew kingdom ca. 1000-587 B.C.E. Beginning of Hebrew Bible ca. 950-500 B.C.E. Period of Assyrian Empire ca. 800-612 B.C.E. Creation of Persion Empire 550-464 B.C.E. Spread of Zoroastrianism ca. 600-500 B.C.E. Spared life of Croseus,
the conquered king of Lydia r. 559-530 B.C.E. King of Persians Conquered Medes Result?
Unification of the Iranian Peoples Babylonians welcomed him as a liberator Win control of the West and trade routes crossing Anatolia and Iran
Secure Eastern Iran against nomadic invaders Cyrus the Great Goals Both Benevolent and a military might Allowed Greeks to continue living their customs Freed Jews enslaved in Babylonia Goals Accomplished!
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