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Kings of the Ancient Near East

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Study Guide-Kings: Ancient Near East Late Early Dynastic Age Lugalzaggisi 2375-2350 BC United all of Sumer Conquered all of the city-states He is conquered by an outside invader-Akkadians- 2350 BC (end of the Early Dynastic Age) Akkadian Age (2350- 2200 BC) Sargon of Akkad Spoke Semitic language family of languages Conquered all of Mesopotamia, Syria, led invasions into Cyprus and to the North used the title “King of Kish” Naram Sin 2250 BC (56 year reign) Ebla His attack on the palace preserved the archives Claimed to be a God “Stele of Naram Sin” horns claims on a mountain “King of the 4 Corners of the World” Babylonians (19 th – 17 th century BC) Hammurabi 18 th century BC Established Babylonian empire ruthless, trickery conquered all of Mesopotamia effectively organized empire ensi close contact 1 type of language and writing for the empire Babylonian, cuneiform set up one patron god for the entire empire Marduk Legal system Law Code gives examples of cases
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tiered Egypt- Pre-Old Kingdom Narmer 1 st Dynasty United all of Egypt Egypt- Old Kingdom Pepi II Last king of the Old Kingdom reigned for 90 years (lived to be 96) after death Egypt broke apart back to pre-dynastic age Egypt Egypt- New Kingdom Hatshepsut Early 15 th century (1400s BC) Only female pharaoh started out as a regent but seized power in her own name
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