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(4000-2300) Sumer was located on the Mesopotamian plain, close to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It was composed of a bunch of city-states, which were small, independent cities that were almost entirely surrounded by smaller villages and farms. The city Sumerian City-States
(2330-2100)Around 2300 BC Sargon the Great rose to power. He established his own city named Akkad. When the powerful Sumerian city of Uruk attacked his city, he fought back and eventually conquered Uruk. He then went on to conquer all of the Sumerian city Akkadian Empire
(1800-1500)Babylon was the capital of the Babylonian Empire. Hammurabi was the empires sixth ruler. He won over all of Mesopotamia, and turned Babylon into a trade center. While under Hammurabi's rule, the empire followed the courses of the Tigris and Eup Babylonian Empire
(1100-612)The Assyrians were one of the major peoples to live in Mesopotamia during ancient times. They lived in northern Mesopotamia near the start of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The Assyrian Empire rose and fell several times throughout history. Th Assyrian Empire
(612-539)Chaldea was another name for Babylonia, the area in the lower valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The Chaldeans came to power after gaining control of the city of Babylon through a bunch of battles. The famous Chaldean king, Nebuchadnezzar Chaldean Empire
(550-333)Persia was the name of the kingdom that originated on the plateau, or an area of land that is higher than most of everything that is around it, east of the Zagros Mountains. The people of Persia, originally cattle herders, lived peacefully until Persian Empire

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