1595 - 1000 B.C.E.
In the six centuries that followed the fall of Babylon in 1595, empires and kingdoms rose and fell in Mesopotamia. The main competing powers of the period were the Hurrians, the Hittites, the Assyrians and the Babylonians. Both the Hurrians and the Hittites had to contend with a rising superpower to the south-west: Egypt. Then, from around 1200,