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This is a bundle of 4 power point presentations on Ancient Civilizations - The Great Ancient Empires. The presentation includes a total of 73 highly animated, slides all of which are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.

Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose ruins lie in modern day Iraq, 59 miles southwest of Baghdad. The name is thought to derive from the Akkadian language of the time, meant ‘Gate of God’ or Gate of the Gods.’ The city owes its infamy to the many references the Bible makes to it; all of which are unfavorable. Yet EVERY ANCIENT WRITER MENTIONS BABYLON WITH A TONE OF AWE AND REVERENCE.

In the Book of Genesis, chapter 11, Babylon is featured in the story of The Tower of Babel and the Hebrews claimed the city was named for the confusion which ensued after God caused the people to begin speaking in different languages so they would not be able to complete their great tower to the heavens. Babylon also appears prominently in the biblical books of Daniel, Jeremiah, and Isaiah, among others, and, most notably, The Book of Revelation.

Power point presentation #1, Ancient Civilizations - The Babylonian Empire contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Overview
Biblical References
Seat of Learning & Culture
The Old City
Hammurabi
Hammurabi’s Leadership
The City is Destroyed
Sennacherib’s Fall
Nebuchadnezzar II
Exile of the Jews
Persian Conquest
Babylon Falls
Babylon Flourishes Again
Alexander the Great
The Final Fall of Babylon
Archeological Remains
End of Presentation

Much of Assyria's history is closely tied to its southern neighbor, Babylonia. The two Mesopotamian empires spoke similar languages and worshiped most of the same gods. They were often rivals on the battlefield for influence in the ancient Middle East.

The history of Assyria spans mainly from about 2000 BCE , when the cities of Nineveh and Calah were founded, to the destruction of Nineveh in 606 BCE. Whereas Babylonia is best remembered for its contributions in literature, architecture, and the law, Assyria is chiefly remembered for its military prowess, advances in weaponry, and meticulously recorded conquests.

The army was the largest standing army ever seen in the Middle East or Mediterranean. The necessity of war prompted technological innovation which made the Assyrians almost unbeatable: iron swords, lances, metal armor, and battering rams made them a fearsome foe in battle.

Power point presentation #2, Ancient Civilizations - The Assyrian Empire contains 20 slides and covers the following:

Background
Introduction
Map of Assyrian Empire
Prominent Leaders
King Tiglath-Pileser I
King Assurbanipal II
Empire Established
Practice of Cruelty
Victories Recorded
Paying Tribute
Assyrian Builders & Inventors
Fall of the Empire
Deportations
Jewish Diaspora
Ashurbanipal’s Library
Legacy
Science & Mathematics
End of Presentation

The Medes are credited with the foundation of the first Iranian empire, the largest of its day until Cyrus the Great established a unified Iranian empire of the Medes and Persians, often referred to as the Achaemenid Persian Empire. The Achaemenids were the first to create a centralized state in Persia, founded by Achaemenes, chieftain of the Persians around 700 BC.

Cyrus the Great rallied the Persians together, and in 550 BC defeated the forces of Astyages, who was then captured by his own nobles and turned over to the triumphant Cyrus, now Shah of a unified Persian kingdom. Cyrus led the united Medes and Persians to still more conquest. He took Lydia in Asia Minor, and carried his arms eastward into central Asia. Finally in 539 BC, Cyrus marched triumphantly into the ancient city of Babylon.

Power point presentation #3, Ancient Civilizations - The Persian Empire contains 22 slides and covers the following:

Map of Alexander’s Empire
Assyria Conquered
The Medes
The Achaemenid Period
Cyrus the Great
Xerxes I
Darius I
Zoroastrianism
The Seleucid Empire
Map of the Seleucid Empire
Dividing the Empire
Seleucus
The Parthian Period
Fall of the Parthian’s
Second Persian Empire
The Sassanid Empire
Map of The Sassanid Empire
Ardashir I
Caste System
End of Presentation

The Phoenicians of the 11th century inhabited the region of modern Lebanon and Syria from about 3000 BC. They become the greatest traders and the best sailors and navigators of the pre-classical world. They are also the first people to establish a large colonial network based on seafaring, inherited from their maritime predecessors, the Minoans of Crete.

The most prosperous period for Phoenicia is the 10th century BC, when the surrounding region was stable. Hiram, the Phoenician king of Tyre, is an ally and business partner of Solomon, king of Israel.

From the 8th century BC many of the coastal cities of Phoenicia come under the control of a succession of imperial powers, each of them defeated and replaced in the region by the next - first the Assyrians, then the Babylonians, Persians and Macedonian Greeks. In 64 BC, the area becomes part of the Roman province of Syria.

Power point presentation #4, Ancient Civilizations - The Phoenician Empire contains 12 slides and covers the following:

Introduction
Map of the Phoenician Empire
Supplying Solomon’s Temple
Phoenician Trading Goods
The Phonetic Alphabet
The Phoenician Alphabet
Network of Colonies
Carthage
Loss of Identity
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Ancient Civilizations.
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