Famous people of the pre-antiquity

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Traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism in 6th century BCE
Babylonian king who revolted against the Assyrian Empire in ca. 631 BC, and played a key role in it's demise. Founder of the Neo-Babylonian kingdom
Egyptian pharaoh being the first confirmed pharao to build built a tomb for himself in the Valley of the Kings
Founder of the Sumerian 3rd dynasty of Ur, in southern Mesopotamia. Is chiefly remembered today for his legal code
He is often regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire. Abu Simbel were built in his honor in 1224 BC (ca)
Egyptian pharaoh who, in ca. 1520 BC, revolutionized mortuary complex design by separating his tomb from his mortuary temple, perhaps even establishing the Valley of The Kings
Egyptian pharaoh noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, the sun
Was the first Emperor of Japan from 660 BC, according to the traditional order of succession
The last Sumerian king before the conquest of Sumer by Sargon of Akkad, and was arguably the first king to unite Sumer as a single kingdom
King of the Persian Achaemenid Empire from around 522 BC. Ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West Asia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and parts of the Balkans
Ruler of the city-state Lagash in Mesopotamia. He is sometimes cited as the creator of the first example of a legal code in recorded history
Babylonian king who constructed a set of laws bearing his name in ca. 1700 BC
The Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. She was made famous by her bust, one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt
Regarded as the founder of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, and one of the most successful military commanders in world history, conquering most of the world known to the Assyrians before
This 8 century BC Assyrian king attacked and reduced Babylonia to vassalage
King of Persia 486-465, called the King of kings. Attacked mainland Greece, but lost at Thermopylae and Salamis. Was murdered by his bodyguard Artabanus
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Greek epic poet from ca. 850 BC who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey
The founder of Zoroastrianism. Most likely born in Persia around 1000 BC
The founder of the Persian Achaemenid Empire around 546 BC. Under his rule, the empire expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia
The longest ruling female egyptian pharaoh, who ordered the construction of Deir el-Bahari with Djeser-Djeseru as the focal point
Chinese philosopher who developed his thoughts into a system known as Confucianism. Values like ancestor worship, family and golden rule where held high
Egyptian pharaoh in the 1300s BC. Famous for having his intact tomb discovered by Howard Carter i 1922
Demigod king of Uruk, who according to the list of sumerian kings reigned for 126 years, and build the walls of Uruk
First Solomonic Emperor of Ethiopia, is traditionally believed to be the son of King Solomon. Tradition credits him with bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia
Born in modern days Nepal, this sage is considered the founder of Buddhism
Egyptian pharaoh, who is generally accepted as having built the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2560 BC
Akkadian emperor famous for his conquest of the Sumerian city-states in the 23rd and 22nd centuries BC, and founder of the first semitic empire
Legendary Greek king of Ithaca who came up the idea of the Trojan Horse. The husband of Penelope
Neo-Babylonian king who is credited with the construction of the Hanging Gardens, the destruction of the First Temple, and for sending the jews into exile
According to greek mythology this Spartan king lost his wife Helen to Paris of Troy and therefore waged war on the Trojans
Assyrian leader who carved out a large empire in northern Mesopotamia ca. 1700 BC
Early dynastic egyptian pharaoh, credited with having united Upper and Lower Egypt, and as the founder of the first dynasty

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