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Ancient Civilizations of Southwestern Asia
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Civilization

 

Time Frame

Important Leaders

 

Sumer

 

3200-1900 B.C.E.

Gilgamesh

 

Egypt – Old Kingdom

 

2700-2200 B.C.E.

Djoser

Khufu (a.k.a. Cheops)

 

Egypt – Middle Kingdom

 

2050-1800 B.C.E.

Sedjefakare

Egypt – New Kingdom

1550-1100 B.C.E.

Hatshepsut

Thutmose III

Ramses II

 

Akkad

 

2300-2150 B.C.E.

Sargon

 

Babylon – Old Babylonian Empire

 

1790-1595 B.C.E.

Hammurabi

 

Babylon – New Babylonian Empire

 

626-539 B.C.E.

Nebuchadnezzar

 

Hittite

 

1650-1200 B.C.E.

Muwatalli II

 

Phoenicia

 

1550-300 B.C.E.

Pygmalion of Tyre

 

Assyria

 

1350-609 B.C.E.

Assurbanipal

 

Aramea

 

1000-732 B.C.E.

Zakkur

Israel – Pre-Babylonian Captivity

1000-586 B.C.E.

Saul

David

Solomon

 

Lydia

 

1000-547 B.C.E.

Croesus

 

Persia

 

539-323 B.C.E.

Cyrus the Great

Darius I

 

Base your answers to the following questions on the chart and on your knowledge of social studies.

1.        Gilgamesh was a leader of what ancient civilization?

2.       List an important pharaoh of Egypt’s New Kingdom.

3.       When was Lydia an active civilization?

4.      Name two kings who ruled the ancient Israelites prior to Israel’s conquest by the Babylonians.

5.       What was the first prominent civilization established in southwestern Asia?

6.       Ancient Phoenicia bordered what major body of water?

7.       The history of Egyptian civilization is divided into three major periods known as kingdoms.  What happened in Egypt during the years between these kingdoms?

8.       Ancient Persia is roughly equivalent to what modern country?

9.       Assurbanipal ruled what ancient civilization?

10.    Which civilization fell first—Akkadian or Hittite?

 
 
 
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