Houghton Mifflin: World History: Ancient Civilizations
Research Links

Chapter 4: Early Empires

The Internet offers a range of social studies resources, including Web sites of museums, government agencies, educational institutions, and the news media. Listed below are links to some outstanding ancient history Web sites. Use them to learn more about the themes, ideas, and events in the lessons and the Daily Life feature in this chapter.

Lesson 1: Mesopotamian Empires

Babylonian Empire
This international Ancient History site has very extensive information on the Babylonian Empire. Includes many illustrations and maps.

Lesson 2: Assyria Rules the Fertile Crescent

This international Ancient History site covers all aspects of the Assyrian Empire and includes a map and illustrations.
The Chaldeans
Site from Washington State University provides a good summary of the Chaldean Empire.

Lesson 3: Persia Controls Southwest Asia

Persian Empire
A general summary of the history of the Persian Empire, from a Minnesota State University site.
Ancient Persia
Dozens of detailed articles on Ancient Persia, and its rulers, notable persons, cities, and history, are found on this Ancient History site.

Daily Life: The Court of Darius

This Ancient History site has extensive coverage of the city of Persepolis and the Palace of Darius. Includes maps and many color photographs.
Persepolis and Ancient Iran: The Palace of Darius
A site from the Oriental Institute that contains many black-and-white photographs of the remains of the Palace in Persepolis.

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