Babylon

Nineveh

Nineveh

2004-1595 BC, The Old Babylonian Period was disintegrating. What had been a powerful empire in the Middle East, had fallen into the hands of the Sea Peoples invading from the islands of the north.

In 1792-1750 BC, Hammurabi comes to power in Babylon and establishes a vast kingdom in the region. In just a few years, Hammurabi had succeeded in uniting all of Babylonia under his rule. Hammurabi's dynasty is the First Dynasty of Babylon, which lasted for about 200 years until 1595 BC. The conventional middle chronology fixes the sack of...