The Beginning Of The River Valley Civilizations

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“Around 5000 BCE, things slowly began to change. For the first time, humans started to settle down in one place.” As people began to switch from hunter-gathering and moving from one place to the next in search of food, to farming and depending on agriculture in order to survive, early ancient river valley civilizations began to emerge. With the emergence of these civilizations came political, environmental, religious, social, economic, technological and architecture developments that resulted in the significance in each. These early river valley civilizations are what set the stage for not only modern day but helped with the development of another. Among the several early civilizations stood, Mesopotamia, established between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers from 3100 BC to the fall of Babylon in 539 BC, and today known as modern Iraq. When in comparison to a soon developed civilization, founded by the Egyptians is the Nile River Valley around 3100 BC to 332 BC, there are a range of different aspects of each that in which would declare them related to another due to how closely they were established and set them apart due to geographical circumstances. One of the first civilizations of history, Mesopotamia is known for being the land of the Tigris and Euphrates River. The development of this civilization was because several significant characteristics found in the culture, society and environment surrounding it. Mesopotamia; characterized by frequent invasions and conquest…
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