What are the greatest military achievements of the Akkadian Empire?



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In ancient Mesopotamia, rulers recorded their greatest achievements on steles. A stele (STEE-lee) is a stone slab on which an illustration or inscription has been carved. For each of the empires you read about, create a stele to represent that empire.

Section 2:



  1. Around what year did the Akkadians conquer the Sumerian city states? Who was their first leader?

  2. What are the greatest military achievements of the Akkadian Empire?

  3. Draw a stele for the military achievements of the Akkadian Empire. Write a sentence to explain why the achievement was important.

Section 3:

  1. What are tributes and how did it help to build the city of Agade?

  2. What was/were the main cultural achievement/s of the Akkadian Empire?

  3. Why did the Akkadian Empire eventually fall?

  4. Draw a stele for the cultural achievements of the Akkadian Empire. Write a sentence to explain why the achievement was important.

Section 4:

  1. Who was the next king to unite Mesopotamia after the fall of the Akkadian Empire?

  2. How did Hammurabi use his code to unify his empire?

  3. Why do you think Hammurabi’s code was important?

  4. Draw a stele for the political achievements of the Babylonian Empire. Write a sentence to explain why the achievement was important.

Section 5:

  1. What items did the Babylonians use for trade? What did they get in return?

  2. Describe the economy in the Babylonian Empire.

  3. What rights did slaves and women have under Babylonian law?

  4. Draw a stele for the economic achievements of the Babylonian Empire. Write a sentence to explain why the achievement was important.

Section 6:

  1. Where was Assyria located? Give a geographic description of the areas conquered by Assyria.

  2. By what means did the Assyrians expand their territory?

  3. List and describe three tactics/strategies/tools the Assyrians used in warfare.

  4. Draw a stele for the military achievements of the Assyrian Empire. Write a sentence to explain why the achievement was important.

Section 7:



  1. According to Assyrian culture, who were the kings accountable to?

  2. Where was the capital city? Describe it.

  3. Describe the aqueducts.

  4. Describe the sculptures and artwork of the Assyrians.

  5. How long did the Assyrian Empire last? Why did it fall?

  6. Draw a stele for the cultural achievements of the Assyrian Empire. Write a sentence to explain why the achievement was important.

Section 8:

  1. Which group of people regained control of the lands of Mesopotamia after the Assyrians? Who was their famous king?

  2. What areas did he conquer/control?

  3. What steps were taken to keep the capital city of Babylon safe?

  4. Draw a stele for the military achievements of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. Write a sentence to explain why the achievement was important

Section 9:

  1. What famous great wonder of the ancient world was constructed in Babylon?

  2. Describe the astronomical advances of the Neo-Babylonians.

  3. How long did the Neo-Babylonian Empire last? Who took control?

  4. Draw a stele for the cultural achievements of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. Write a sentence to explain why the achievement was important


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