Briefly discuss the significance of the Assyrian Empire or Persian Empire.
You must answer this question in 1,200-1,800 words, and citations are not necessary:
How was Ancient Mesopotamia characteristic of civilization in general? Why is it the first society in which detailed historical study is possible? You should make references from the Uruk Period down to the Old Babylonian Period under Hammurabi (4300-1750 BC). There are lots of topics to write about: politics, religion, society, economy, art, etc. Briefly discuss the significance of the Assyrian Empire or Persian Empire. The Assyrians relied on fear and awe to rule over a vast empire. Address the militarism of the Assyrians and its artistic/monumental legacy of the excavated palaces (i.e. in Nineveh). It is acknowledged that the Persians created history’s first “world empire” composed of many different cultures and languages under the single rule of the “king of kings”. Discuss its form of imperial government and the religion of Zoroastrianism.