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Ch 3: History of the Ancient Near East: Help and Review

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The History of the Ancient Near East chapter of this Western Civilization I Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the history of the ancient near east. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the history of the ancient near east.

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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll find the answers to questions including?

  • How did the invention of writing change Western civilization?
  • How did religion develop during the Stone and Bronze Ages?
  • What made the Fertile Crescent civilization friendly?
  • How is the Epic of Gilgamesh representative of Sumerian culture?
  • What was Hammurabi's Code?
  • What is the difference between polytheism and monotheism?
  • What was unique to the Iron Age empires?
  • How did the Mesopotamian kings use religion to achieve power?

18 Lessons in Chapter 3: History of the Ancient Near East: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Euphrates River in History: Facts, Map & Role in Civilization

1. Euphrates River in History: Facts, Map & Role in Civilization

In this lesson we explore the Middle East's largest river: the Euphrates. Surrounded by fertile agricultural land, the Euphrates help foster humankind's earliest urban and agricultural civilizations.

King David of Israel: History & Overview

2. King David of Israel: History & Overview

In this lesson, we will explore King David of Israel. The first king to successfully unite all 12 Israelite tribes, David's reign and works laid the groundwork for a prosperous kingdom.

Mesopotamian Ziggurat: Definition & Images

3. Mesopotamian Ziggurat: Definition & Images

Ancient ziggurats were massive temple structures built in Ancient Mesopotamia to honor a deity. Ziggurats were built for hundreds of years in various regions of the ancient Middle East.

Royal Tombs Of Ur: Definition & Treasures

4. Royal Tombs Of Ur: Definition & Treasures

In this lesson, we explore some of the incredible artifacts Charles Leonard Woolley recovered from the Royal Tombs of Ur, as well as what these artifacts tell us about ancient Sumerian culture.

The Hittites: Civilization, History & Definition

5. The Hittites: Civilization, History & Definition

This lesson will explore the history of the Indo-European group known as the Hittites. The Hittites began as a group of tribes sharing a common language and land. They unified as a single empire to become a major competitor in the quest for land and resources.

The Quest for The Golden Fleece: Story & Overview

6. The Quest for The Golden Fleece: Story & Overview

This lesson will recount a brief version of the tale of Jason and the Argonauts. It discusses their quest for the Golden Fleece as told primarily by Apollonius of Rhodes.

The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation

7. The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation

What is justice? Is it a concept based on the behavior of humans individually, or is it an all-encompassing concept without variation for all mankind? This lesson reviews what Socrates and friends had to say about justice in ''The Republic.''

The Roman Arch: Definition, Construction & History

8. The Roman Arch: Definition, Construction & History

Explore the history, design, construction, and significance of the Roman arch and test your understanding of ancient Roman culture, architecture, and influence.

The Roman Colosseum: History & Facts

9. The Roman Colosseum: History & Facts

The Colosseum in Rome was the largest and most advanced amphitheatre the ancient world had ever seen. Even today, it stands as one of the architectural wonders of history. In this lesson, learn the history of the Colosseum, including its construction and uses, and discuss the unique features of the arena.

The Roman Emperor Claudius: Facts & Achievements

10. The Roman Emperor Claudius: Facts & Achievements

In this lesson, you'll explore the life and achievements of the Roman Emperor Claudius. Learn more about the Roman Empire, the life and death of emperors, and the Roman military.

Thera Volcano: Eruption & Facts

11. Thera Volcano: Eruption & Facts

In this lesson, we will explore the eruption of the Thera Volcano on the Mediterranean island of Santorini. We'll further learn how this catastrophic event changed the course of human history.

Ubaid Period: Culture & Explanation

12. Ubaid Period: Culture & Explanation

This lesson describes the culture of one of the earliest groups of people to establish urban living and agricultural techniques, the Ubaids. The Ubaids developed farming techniques, constructed cities, and built some of the first temples.

Mathematician Al Khwarizmi: Facts & Contributions

13. Mathematician Al Khwarizmi: Facts & Contributions

This lesson explores the life and contributions of Mohammed ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, a noted mathematician, astronomer, and geographer. Items include his works introducing Arabic numerals, and algebraic equations as well as more precise astronomical, geographical, and calendrical work.

Ages of Human History

14. Ages of Human History

Human societies change over time, and while they don't do this in a uniform way, there are some observable similarities. In this lesson we'll talk about traditional ways to categorize human history and see what that means.

Ages of Technology in History

15. Ages of Technology in History

There is so much human history to study, have you ever wondered if we can approach it all? In this lesson, we'll talk about categorizing history through technology and discuss periods of major technological changes.

Akkadian Empire Government

16. Akkadian Empire Government

Under the great conqueror Sargon, the city of Akkad created the first great empire of the Middle East. This empire, and its government, would become the model for many of its successors throughout Antiquity. This lesson examines the empire's government.

Akkadian Empire: Facts, Achievements & Fall

17. Akkadian Empire: Facts, Achievements & Fall

Located in present-day Iraq, the Akkadian Empire is credited as the first empire of Mesopotamia. This ancient civilization had a number of rulers who advanced the society through economic planning, expansion of trade, and military campaigns.

Ancient African Inventions

18. Ancient African Inventions

Africa has been home to billions of people across history, as well as some very important inventions. In this lesson, we'll explore the inventions of ancient Africans and see how they changed human societies.

Chapter Practice Exam
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