Chapter 2 1. How can the term CIVILIZATION be culturally biased? 2. Howdid Egyptʼs geography and climate inﬂuencereligion and the outlook of the people? Howdid climatic events taking place from the ﬁfth to the third millennium BCE affect the growth of Egypt? 3. Compare and contrast the...
Approximately 5500 years ago four of the worlds' most prestigious ancient river civilizations had emerged. Our world has been left in astonishment and awe wondering how these civilizations were developed. Egypt and Mesopotamia were the first ancient river civilizations to create cities and their...
. Howdid the geography of Mesopotamia and Egypt shape their cultures?
Mesopotamia-. The early inhabitants of this area first had to tame the two rivers, Tigris and Euphrates, to reach the agricultural potential. Also in Mesopotamia metal workers could produce bronze with the copper and tin they had...
classes, and inequalities in the first river valley civilizations.
D. Compare and contrast the influences of geography and environment on the rise of civilizations and cultures in Mesopotamia and Egypt.
E. Howdid lifestyles, culture, and technologies change from the Paleolithic societies to...
Within the many River Valley civilizations, there were many reasons with how they differed and how they were similar. For example, two of the civilizations, Mesopotamia and Egypt, had many similarities and differences about their customs and ideals. A few similarities between the civilizations were...
L3: Early Civilizations: Mesopotamia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Quang Minh
Faculty of International Studies
University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU
“Human beings learned for the first time how
to bow, grovel, kneel and kowtow”
1. The emergence of...
2.1 Class Discussion
1. Describe the geography of the Tigris and Euphrates River Valley, howdid it influence the way in which civilization developed? Compare this to the Nile River Valley and its influence on Egyptian civilization.
b. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates – Mesopotamia...
* Was of the area called Akkad
* Ruled from 2371 to 2316 B.C. and conquered all of Mesopotamia
* Through Sargon we meet the Semitites
* Reigned Babylonia from 1792-1750 B.C.
* Created the Hammurabi Code
Howdid the Egyptians develop a...
deserts of Palestine.
Egypt And Mesopotamia Compared
The development of two great early civilizations in the Middle East and
North Africa encourages a first effort at comparative analysis. Because of
different geography, different degrees of exposure to outside invasion and
in one place.
3. What are the characteristics of civilizations & where did the first ones arise?
a. The characteristics of civilizations are society, education, technology, religion and government. Mesopotamia was the first complex civilization to develop.
4. Howdidgeographyinfluence the...
natural obstacles they were burdened with.
Geography and climate didinfluence different and similar development in the political, and religious systems of both Egypt and Mesopotamia. Quite possibly Egyptian civilization enjoyed greater longevity than that of Mesopotamian because the Mesopotamia culture was started from scratch by the early Sumerians where as Egyptians were able to borrow from Mesopotamia.
Egypt’s Old Kingdom
Howdidgeographyinfluence both Egypt and Sumeria?
F Geography provided natural borders for protecting these
G Floods from nearby rivers irrigated crops.
H Challenges helped people unite and work together.
was taken over by the Aryans, who invaded India and destroyed many Indus Valley cities. Geography isolated early Chinese civilization, yet the people developed a writing system, literature, silk making, and other arts. They honored nature and ancestor spirits.
Howdid the caste system influence the...
Mesopotamian's didn't have anything quit to scale with the pyramids, they did use and build ziggurats for religious purpose.Both civilizations were centered on religion. Egypt believed in many gods. The gods of Mesopotamia believed in tended to be absolute rulers to whom the people owed total devotion. In...
of Mesopotamia and Egyptgeography. From a period of about three thousand years ago, a series of civilizations occurred, prospered, and disappeared in a region known as Mesopotamia, this region incorporates today’s Iraq and adjacent areas—including Syria, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon, Israel, and Armenia...
b. What bodies of water is it near?
c. How is this helpful/unhelpful?
2. Geography of China
d. Where is it?
e. What bodies of water is it near?
f. How is this helpful/unhelpful?
3. Geography of Egypt
g. Where is it?
* What bodies of water is it...
long ago. At its height, however, the civilization of the Indus Valley influenced an area much larger than did either
Mesopotamia or Egypt.
Earliest Arrivals No one is sure how human settlement began in the Indian sub-
continent. Perhaps people who arrived by sea from Africa settled the south...
applied to the rich (nobles) vs. the commoners, (3) how it protected the consumer, and (4) how it held individuals such as builders, doctors and government officials to high standards. (See the this reading on Angel & your question sheet)
*Howdidgeography and environment...
first one started was cuneiform: Wedge shaped marks on clay tablets. (Started in Mesopotamia) & Hieroglyphics (Egyptians).
6.) Complex worldview (religion): Explaining natural phenomenon and how to behave in public. Began organizing a society raising morality and values. By people studying...
measurable influence on Greek styles, and through these, in turn, later European and Muslim cultures.
New Societies in the Middle East. There was a final connection between early and later civilizations in the form of regional cultures that sprang up under the influence of Egypt and Mesopotamia, along...