Egypt And Mesopotamia Similarities

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While Egypt and Mesopotamia grew around like environments eventually political and social life among many other things began to diverge. The key feature that drove the Egyptian and Mesopotamian ideology apart was the water sources they surrounded. Both civilizations had a dependency on the rivers that they bordered, one big difference was while the Egyptian Nile flooded predictably and annually, the Tigris and Euphrates that the Mesopotamians surrounded had harsh unpredictable ones. This is what made the two civilization’s ideas of gods and other things such as the afterlife differ greatly. Egypt and Mesopotamia were two civilizations separated by the Arabian desert that appeared around c. 3500 B.C.E. While the civilizations were about 500 miles apart, they still shared many similarities such as how both were polytheistic, patriarchs, and at one time both were ruled by monarchies.
Egypt and Mesopotamians religious beliefs were polytheistic. Polytheism is the belief or worship in more than one god. Both civilizations believed in multiple gods, but that's where the similarities in their religious beliefs end. While the Egyptians believed the gods loved them the Mesopotamians believed the gods were there to be obeyed and feared. The Mesopotamians most likely believed that the gods were wrathful tyrants because of how unforgiving the flooding of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers were. If someone were to sin the rivers would flood as a punishment, the flooding would have been a
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