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Assyria
Empire that began around 850 BC and was known for their military skill.
Sennacherib
A particularly brutal Assyrian king who bragged of his violent conquests.
Nineveh
Capital city of the Assyrian Empire
Cyrus
Persian king who expanded Persian empire. His legacy was his kindness toward conquered people. Allowed religious freedom.
Ashurbanipal
Assyrian king who could read in several languages and collected more than25,000 clay tablets from Fertile Crescent
Cambyses
Cyrus' son who ruled Persia for 8 years. He publicaly scorned the Egyptian religion.
Medes
United with the Chaldeans to defeat the Assyrian Empire
Chaldeans
Conquered the Assyrians with help from their allies. Established their capital at Babylon
Darius
Succeeded Cambyses after rebellion. Spread empire from Egypt to part of India. Only failure is he couldn't conquer Greece.
Nebuchadnezzar
A chaldean king who restored Babylon and made the hanging gardens.
Satrap
Governor who ruled locally in Persian Empire under Darius' rule.
Royal Road
Ran from Susa in Persia to Sardis in Anatolia a distance of 1,677 miles.
Zoroaster
Persian prophet who started religion with two spiritual armies. Zoroastianism was an early religion that competed with early Christianity.
Kings Eyes and Ears
Men who checked up on the administration of each province in every corner of the kingdom for Darius.
Spartans
Military, regimented people where individual was not important, Sparta was everything.
Zhou Dynasty
Dynasty that used Feudalism.
King Minos
He sacrificed children and legend says he kept a half human half bull monster called the minotaur.
Phoenicians
A seafaring people of southwest Asia, who around 1100 BC trading and found colonies throughtout the Mediterranean region.
Hyksos
Nomads who invaded Egypt on chariots.
Dynasty
Rulers of empire that come from one family.
Hatsheput
Woman pharoah who's achievements made Egypt more prosperous.
Thutmose III
Stepson of Hatsheput who was a warlike ruler.
Nubians
People of upper nile conquered by Thutmose III.
Hittites
Indo-European people who migrated from Russia to Mt. ranges near modern day turkey.
Ramses II
Pharoah that was great builder in Egypt. Last great Pharoah.
The people of the Sea
Unknown people who caused great destruction. May have been Philistines.
Kush
Nubian Kingdom
Piankhi
Kushite King that overthrew Libyan dynasty and United Nile Valley.
Meroe
Land where Kushite's settled after Assyrian invasion.
Siege
A military blockade to force a city to surrender.
Sappers
Soldiers who dug tunnels to undermine foundations of enemies walls.
exile
To banish
Babylon
Capital city of Chaldeans
Legacy
Something handed down from the past.
The Ten Thousand Immortals
Group of Persian soldiers that helped Darius seize the the throne.
Province
Divided part of big empire.