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Miranda Jackovich

The growth of civilizations came the need for social ranking. This helped cultures organize themselves to have a stable economy. Stone was often used to create pieces displaying a story, or recording laws and resources. For example, Darius I of the Persian Empire built Persepolis that displayed his power over the natural world. He was able to bring specialist from all over the Persian Empire to construct the capital. With most power someone will try to take it, resulting in destruction. Artifacts such as “Assurbanipal and his Queen in the Garden’depicted a victory. Assurbanipal and his Queen are raised to show power, displaying weapons at the kings side. Also to the left showed the head of a enemy hanging in a tree.