Kingship of the Ancient Near East

Kingship of the Ancient Near East - Study Guide: Kingship-...

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-Mesopotamia -origin of kingship -council chose one man to be in charge - temporary at first, becomes permanent -powers -Army -Oversaw irrigation system - Key role in religion -servant of the gods -represent his people to the gods -Dynasties emerge -lugal -king who conquered and ruled more than one city state -ensi -governor appointed by the lugal to rule a conquered city -Akkadian Age -Naram Sin -Claimed to be a god -“Stele of Naram Sin” -horns and claims of god-hood on mountain -“King of the 4 corners of the world” -Neo-Sumerian Age -Ur III -powers -King controlled most of the land and wealth (not the temples) -King of the 4 corners, Kish, Sumer… -Babylonian -Hammurabi -set up one patron god for the entire empire -legal system -law code -servants of the gods -led army -more powerful than most priests -law giver -Egypt Archaic Age -Mastabas -basic -bodies of servants buried, later just ushabtis, statues of servants -Egypt Old Kingdom -powers -gods -among greatest and most powerful gods -help protect Egypt
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HISTORY 207 taught by Professor Detreville during the Summer '07 term at N.C. State.

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