Over 4,000 years later the Egyptian pyramids remain in a magnificent state and still hold much of their glory. The kings had great power over Egypt because the Egyptians considered them in between a human and a god. The kings were believed to have been chosen by the gods themselves to serve as almost a messenger between the Egyptians and the gods. Because the kings were so highly respected and powerful they would plan magnificent burials so
Pakal oversaw the construction of the Temple of Inscription, the largest stepped pyramid in the mesoamerican area. Pakal ruled over Palenque for 68 years and later died at the age of 80. After his death, the Mayan people worshipped him as a god. Yik 'in Chan K 'awiil was considered one of the most successful kings of Tikal. K’awiil began his reign in 734.
Hammurabi came to power around 1766 BC and was dominant over Mesopotamia for forty-two years. Along with strategies on gaining political and militaristic power using water, he also created a justice system using a series of 282 laws which highlighted the main concerns at the time, including the idea of an eye-for-an-eye, which is continually used today in some societies. Some can argue that Hammurabi’s code wasn’t predominant to modern history, but I disagree. It unified his empire and brought somewhat fair rules from the result of resource scarcity. Hammurabi 's code is possibly one of the most monumental achievements in Sumerian civilizations.
King Narmer is carved multiple times throughout the Palette. His figure is always the largest and is always boldly outlined. He clearly was made to appear as the superior figure. He is always pictured victorious and conquering his enemies, Narmer is seen striking his enemies and parading his victory. The fact that on one side Narmer is wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt and on the other side the red crown of Lower Egypt symbolizes that he was the one that united the
Ramesses was arguably the most successful leader in the historic world, particularly ancient egypt. Ramesses II was the ruler of egypt from 1279-1213 BC. Ramesses II ruled for many years in which he excelled in architecture, and had hundreds of children with many different wives. Ramesses was one of the greatest leaders of all time. Ramesses II started his reign at a very young age.
Cleopatra’s story was told in many ways, but the best found was written by a historian named Plutarch, who lived about a century after Cleopatra. Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. Although her family ruled Egypt, Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek. She became queen of Egypt at eighteen years old in 61B.C. She led Egypt with her younger brother Ptolemy XIII, who was ten.
Bishop Diego de Landa arrived in the Mayan cities in 1549 CE. The Mayan writing first started around 700 BC. They started to farm in 600 BC. Then, in 400 BC Mayan calendars were carved into stone. Also, during 100 BC they built their first pyramids.
With regard to the former, Al Nahyan’s strong sense of leadership has resulted in the rise of the UAE as he led it with outmost care and built it into what it has become today, a developed country with strong economic stability. His rational decisions, which took the citizens’ best interest into consideration, gained him the trust, love and support from not only the people of his country, but many individuals around the world (H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan president of the United Arab Emirates, n.d). Indeed, he did not only strive to develop the state of his country, but also participated in solving issues in different nations such as the Palestinian war in 1973, the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, and other problems recorded in history. On the other, although Lincoln’s support for anti-slavery was the reason for the split of the union, he never abandoned his party and fought for the unity of mankind.