The Second Generation of Civilizations

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A Brief History

(introduction paragraph about what comes after the emergence of Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations)

Digging Deeper

(a paragraph on the origins of the ancient Israelites)

(a paragraph about Moses and the Ten Commandments)

(a paragraph about Joshua’s military campaigns)

(paragraph about the establishment of the Israel and Judah, including Saul, David, and Solomon)

(a paragraph about the collapse/conquest of Israel and Judah)

(a paragraph on the Assyrian Empire’s rise)

(a paragraph on the Assyrian Empire’s fall)

(a paragraph on the Chaldean/New Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar II and its accomplishments before its eventual conquest by Persia)

(a paragraph on Cyrus the Great’s accomplishments and the establishment of the Persian Empire)

(a paragraph on the rulers of Persia between Cyrus and Darius)

(a paragraph on Darius the Great’s accomplishments)

(a paragraph on other Persian accomplishments such as the treatment of women and slaves as well as wonders of the world)

(a paragraph on Persian Religion: Zoroastrianism)

(a conclusion paragraph)

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The featured image in this article, a map by Cattette of the Achaemenid Empire around 500 BC featuring ancient regions, settlements and Satrapies, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.


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