Ancient Mesopotamia: 1900-605 BC
The Assyrians lived in the region of Mesopotamia (modern
day Iraq). The Assyrians occupied the
northern area while Babylon occupied the southern area. For much of their history the Assyrians and
the Babylonians sought to increase their territory at the expense of the
other. At its height Assyria ruled
over the entire Mesopotamia region down to the Persian Gulf, along the eastern
Mediterranean and down into Egypt.
Notorious for their brutality to their captives, their enemies
eventually banded together against them and their existence as an independent
country came to an end.
were famous for their
pointed helmets but as time passed they became more elaborate with curved
crests or plumes on top. A wall relief
on display at the British Museum depicts a battle scene of a siege against an
Egyptian city by Assurnasirpal II and shows Assyrians wearing both pointed and
curved crested helmets.
Gray construction paper (12 in. x 18 in.) 2 pieces
Green construction paper 1 (9 in. x 12 in.) 1 piece
Tape (clear packing tape)
Glue stick or glue
Duct tape version
Brown paper grocery bag
Gray duct tape 1 each
Scissors bandage scissors or other sharp scissors work best
for cutting duct tape
Floral wire 2 pieces
Laminate construction paper - to extend the life
of the hat (buy by the roll and buy good quality). Low quality laminate will
separate from paper quickly.
Foam sheets large (12 in. x 18 in) or by the
roll (18 in. x 72 in.) Tape on the inside when possible, use transparent duct
tape on exterior when necessary.