Near River Valley Civilization

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Sawyer Maly
World History
Mrs. Rogers 1A
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Many civilizations arose near rivers before the common era. Two civilizations that were started near Rivers were Egypt and Sumer. Sumer was colonized near the Tigris and Euphrates, and Egypt was settled near the Nile River. It was even stated in Ellis Esler’s textbook “World History” , “The world’s first civilizations arose independently in a number of river valleys. These River Valley Civilizations include Sumer, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the Middle East; Egypt, along the Nile river.” Sumer is located in Mesopotamia, which is located in between the Tigris and Euphrates. The Greeks called this location “between two rivers.” This location was wonderful for farming

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