The Fertile Crescent nurtured three great ancient civilizations: Sumer, Babylon, and Assyria. Covers Babylon's legacy, especially the Hammurabi Code. Hittites, Kassites, and Elamites followed Babylon but were ultimately defeated by Assyria. Describes Assyria's long-lasting empire, which was eventually conquered by the Chaldeans, Persians, Greeks, and others who rose and fell in power in this land today known as Iraq. Dated information about Saddam Hussein.