Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 The Ancient Near East: Peoples and...

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-1 Chapter 2 The Ancient Near East: Peoples and Empires I. On the Fringes of Civilization *megalith- large stone -ex: Stonehenge A. The Impact of the Indo-Europeans *Indo-European- people who used a language derived from a single parent tounge -ex: Greek, Latin, Persian, Sanskrit and other Germanic languages *Hitties- assembled empire in the west- threatened the Egyptians -used iron to make tools -destroyed by the Sea People B. The Hebrews: “The Children of Israel” * descendents of Abraham *1200-1000 B.C- Israelites emerged as a distinct group C. The United Kingdom *Saul- first king of the Israelites -1020-1000 B.C. *David- replace Saul after short period of anarchy after Saul’s death -1000-970 B.C. - reunited the Israelites, defeated the Philistines and controlled Palestine *Solomon-David’s son -970-930 B.C -expanded the political and military power and trading activities - famous for his building projects D. The Divided Kingdom *tension caused Israel to split into two separate kingdoms
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 102h taught by Professor Self during the Fall '08 term at Old Dominion.

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Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 The Ancient Near East: Peoples and...

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