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5/11/11 5:47 PM sg52ndmilMesop Page 1 of 2 http://www.classics.unc.edu/courses/clar241/sg52ndmilMesop.html CLAR 241: The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East © 2010 G. Kenneth Sams and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Study Outline #5 Mesopotamia and Syria in the 2nd Millennium (click here for map, courtesy Oriental Institute, University of Chicago) Isin-Larsa Period (2025-1763 for combined spans of two dynasties) Ends with Hammurabi's unification of Mesopotamia. First Dynasty of Babylon or the Old Babylonian Period (1894-1595) Hammurabi (1792-1750, on the "middle chronology"): His law code, discovered at Susa in Elam Head of Hammurabi, from Susa Terracotta relief of the goddess Lilith Hammurabi's northern contemporaries: Zimrilim of Mari (1782-1759); palace at Mari Shamsi-Adad of Assur (1813-1781) Yarimlim of Alalakh (Tell Atchana, Syria); palace at Alalakh; head of Yarimlim(?) Babylon sacked by the Hittites of Anatolia under Mursilis I in 1595.
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Unformatted text preview: sg52ndmilMesop Page 2 of 2 http://www.classics.unc.edu/courses/clar241/sg52ndmilMesop.html Kassite Period in southern Mesopotamia (1595-1235) Capital at Dur-Kurigalzu (Aqar Quf) Relief brickwork The kudurru or boundary-stone marker NOTE: after examining the Kassite Period, we go to 2nd-millennium Anatolia ( Study Outline #6 ) and thereafter take up the following topic. Then we proceed to the material covered under Study Outline #7 . Period of Mitanni supremacy in northern Mesopotamia and Syria ( ca . 1450-1360) The Mitanni were an Indo-European ruling aristocracy, whose subjects included the Hurrians. (The Middle Assyrian Period shall be discussed later, as background to the Assyrian Empire.) Alalakh (Tell Atchana): palace of King Niqmepa (15th century) Ugarit (Ras Shamra) on the Syrian coast back to Study Outlines main / back to Study Outline #4 / on to Study Outline #6 / on to Study Outline #7 / home...
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