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Civilizations {4} ~ The Babylonians

~A series of conflicts between the Amorites and the Assyrians followed the collapse of the Akkadian Empire, out of which Babylon arose as a powerful city-state c. 1894 BCE.

~Babylon remained a minor territory for a century after it was founded, until the reign of its sixth Amorite ruler, Hammurabi (1792-1750 BCE), an extremely efficient ruler who established a bureaucracy with taxation and centralized government.

~Hammurabi also enjoyed various military successes over the whole of southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iran and Syria, and the old Assyrian Empire in Asian Minor.

~After the death of Hammurabi, the First Babylonian Dynasty eventually fell due to attacks from outside its borders.

Source: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-hccc-worldcivilization/chapter/babylon/