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SUMERIAN

AKKADIAN

BABYLONIAN

ASSYRIAN

PERSIAN

City of UR (first independent city-state) – Anu and Nanna Ziggurats – developed 1st writing system – VOTIVE FIGURES – Cylinder seals for stamping – EPIC OF GILGAMESH – invention of the wheel

Sargon I defeats Sumerians – Stele of Naramsin – heiratic scale – brutality in art

United Sumer under Hammurabi (1792 – 1750 BCE) – Stele of Hammurabi with his Code of Laws – Creation Myths

Took control around 1400 BCE – King Assurbanipal – kept library, ziggurat form & Sumerian texts – Human-head lion LAMASSUs guard palace

Neo-Sumerian – Gudea of Lagash

Neo-Babylonian – Nebuchadnezzar II

Cyrus & the citadel at Persepolis (built between 521-465 BCE)

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