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Ch. 4

“Hyksos invasion shook the Egyptians’ confidence in the desert barriers that had protected their kingdom.
New kingdom “about 1570–1075 b.c.) sought to strengthen Egypt by building an empire”
Hatshepsut’s “who declared herself pharaoh around 1472 b.c., was unique.”
Thutmose “proved to be a much more warlike ruler. In his eagerness to ascend to the throne
Ramses “peace and brotherhood between us forever.”
Meroë “Meroë lay closer to the Red Sea than Napata did, and so became active in the flourishing trade among Africa, Arabia, and India. ”
Kush “used the natural resources around Meroë and thrived for several hundred years
Assyria “acquired a large empire.
Sennacherib “bragged that he had destroyed 89 cities and 820 villages, burned Babylon, and ordered most of its inhabitants killed. ”
Nineveh “along the Tigris River. ”
Ashurbanipal “collected more than 20,000 clay tablets from throughout the Fertile Crescent
Medes “In 612 b.c., a combined army”
Cyrus “Persia’s king, began to conquer several neighboring kingdoms.”
Cambyses “named after Cyrus’s father, expanded the Persian Empire by conquering Egypt.”
Darius “a noble of the ruling dynasty, had begun his career as a member of the king’s bodyguard. An elite group of Persian soldiers, the Ten Thousand Immortals, helped Darius seize the throne around 522 b.c.”
satrap who ruled locally.
Royal Road “ran from Susa in Persia to Sardis in Anatolia, a distance of 1,677 miles. ”
Zoroaster “who lived around 600 b.c., offered an answer. ”
yin and yang “two powers that together represented the natural rhythms of life. Yin represents all that is cold, dark, soft, and mysterious. Yang is the opposite—warm, bright, hard, and clear.”
Qin Dynasty