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AP WH Chapter 3 PPT

  1. 1. The Mediterranean and Middle East 2000 – 500 B.C.E.
  2. 2. The Cosmopolitan Middle East 1700 – 1000 B.C.E.
  3. 3. Western Asia • In the south, Kassites ruled Babylonia during this period. – Did not pursue territorial conquest. • In the north, Assyrians had origins in Tigris River. – Involved in tin and silver trade. • Hittities had capital in Anatolia – Used horse-drawn chariots – Access to copper, silver, and iron deposits • In Second Millennium B.C.E., Mesopotamian political and cultural concepts spread across western Asia.
  4. 4. New Kingdom Egypt • Preceded by the decline of: – the Middle Kingdom – Period of rule by non-Egyptian Hyksos. • New Kingdom started through overthrowing of the Hyksos. – Began aggressive expansion into Syria- Palestine and into Nubia.

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