Egyptians and the Mesopotamians were neolithic civilizations. They both grew crops and they both relied on agriculture and had many rulers as time went on. We start at Egypt
Mesopotamia- the land between the rivers- was a region of land in the Middle East between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers that has been dubbed as the “cradle of civilization.” But why does Mesopotamia get the title of a civilization? From the invention of the wheel to the invention of writing, Mesopotamia is responsible for many 'firsts' in human history. As people began to settle down permanently, due to a decrease in the need for farmers, people began to specialize in occupations. The more people that moved into Mesopotamia, the more traditions and beliefs spread throughout the area and soon a state religion became evident. Therefore, Mesopotamia is a civilization because it made major contributions in the fields of Writing and
Mesopotamian society was nestled in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates river, with freshwater access and fertile lands, it was the earliest hub of human population. Mesoamerica was settled after the first wave of migration from Siberia to Alaska around 13,000 BCE, making them in reality more than a few thousand years behind the Mesopotamian formation of early society. Mesopotamian and Mesoamerican society were similar in regards to order of development, but developed at different rates. Agricultural villages were common in Mesopotamia and Southwest Asia around 6000 BCE, and in Mesoamerica by 2000 BCE. In Mesopotamia monotheism was accepted along with worshiping deities and in Mesoamerica agricultural gods were worshiped through sacrifice. Mesopotamian, city-state government was also well organized sooner than Mesoamericans where government was formed around the need for gods to be constantly worshiped for the good of the society.
Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt are both cradles of civilization. Both contributed greatly to human development through their achievements, failures, peoples, scientific accomplishments, philosophies, religions, and contributions.
Sometimes in our generation, people take for granted the things the originally invented by ancient civilizations. Somewhere around 3500 B.C. in southwest Asia the first of the River Valley Civilizations were born. The ancient River Valley Civilizations of Egypt, China, and Mesopotamia all made key contributions to future societies. (OI) Two contributions from each of the Mesopotamian Civilizations that influenced future civilizations.
Think for a second about a world without civilization, without laws. I bet you don't know who developed civilization! The Mesopotamians did, they also created lots of amazing inventions! Some of these civilizations also developed in China and Egypt. Ancient Mesopotamia. Two contributions from the Mesopotamian Civilization were the invitation of the cuneiform and Hammurabi’s Code.
I think that without the past there is no future. The future is very important and in this essay I will explain the Egyptian civilization in mesopotamia and information about their beliefs, way of life and leadership. I will also include the role of pharaoh and priests of Mesopotamia.
The /Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations developed many differences. The geography, culture, and religion are all different and play a huge role in history.
It is undeniable that the natural environment of ancient Mesopotamia had a profound effect on the earliest civilizations known to the world. Humankind’s ability to control irrigation waters directly correlates with the rise of mass agriculture. With this mastery of their river environment, early farmers were capable of supporting large urban populations. However, in Mesopotamia the Tigris and Euphrates rivers were both a source of life as well as destruction for early societies. In many ways, the geography of ancient Mesopotamia fostered a sense of catastrophic determinism within the Sumerians, Akkadians, and Babylonians. The scarcity of resources as well as the untamable nature of their deluge environment led these early people to
River Valley civilizations were the first to occur throughout time. Two of the most advanced were Egypt and Mesopotamia. Although both had a male dominant government that was supported by a patriarchal king or leader, Egypt had a strong, centralized government whereas Mesopotamia was decentralized and was based upon small city-states operating independently. To add, Egypt was also classified as self sufficient rather than Mesopotamia who relied on trade because of unstable agriculture. Due to Egypt surpassing Mesopotamia in areas such as governmental structure, self sufficiency, and cultural traditions, Egypt proves to be the more advanced society.
The point of views for each man are shown, showing how their paradox can live in peace even if their chaotic together. The men argue about how his rods do not work and mainly the point that the home owner was trying to prove was that he shouldn’t use people’s fear to gain a profit. He tried to get him to admit that the rods he sold to other villages, churches, and barns had failed in intercepting the lighting. Although, the salesman did not ever admit that his rods never worked, he tried to keep stating that copper is very conductive, but the home owner kept debunking his ideas. The salesman was trying to put fear into the homeowner by saying that he would die if his house would be struck with lighting, but the home owner shows no fear and continues to tell the salesman that his hearth is safer. As mentioned before; this represents religion vs. science because the salesman uses the storm as fear to make a profit and the homeowner uses scientific facts to disprove the salesman. The salesman even tells the homeowner that he cannot ring any doorbells or touch anything in his house or he would get
Mesopotamia—the land of rivers. Encompassed by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the Ancient Mesopotamian civilization spanned thousands of years and has a deep and rich history. As a result, the culture is widely considered to be the cradle or birthplace of Western Society. Although most of the perception of their history is derived from famous texts and literary stories, there is also an equally important aspect of life in examining the everyday artifacts that civilization has left behind. We tend to focus on the more ostentatious kingships, mythological creation stories, and the advent of cuneiform, but it is also crucial to realize that there are also many smaller parts of civilization that make up an often overlooked portion of society such as the extracurricular activities of both the lower and ruling class of the Ancient Mesopotamian civilization. Although the sports, games, and music of the people that were living in this period and region were many millenniums ago, the pastimes gave rise to many of the same activities that we know today, although subtle differences arose as time passed.