‘The Late Bronze Age, 1595–1155 bce’ continues the story of the ancient Near East from the late sixteenth century bce and over the next four hundred years. Hammurabi's empire faced many of the same difficulties as the empires that came before. Rebellion started soon after Hammurabi's death. Shortly after, the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose II and his troops rampaged through Mittani (a kingdom in Syria and northern Mesopotamia). A period of much hostility ensued. This era is known as the Last Bronze Age and it was notable for the various kings' use of diplomacy, forging relationships between emerging powers.