On the other hand, Egypt developed near the Nile River. Developing near a river or body of water was not only important to these two civilizations but to other civilizations as well. For example China developed near the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers and India developed near the Indus River. Developing near a river was important because the surrounding land was very fertile and great for farming. This led
What impacts did the Hyksos have on New Kingdom Egypt? The Hyksos impacted this era in Egyptian history through many significant cultural and technological developments. The foreign kings, who adopted the titles and regalia of the Egyptian pharaohs, dominated Egypt for most of the Second Intermediate Period. Frequently referred to as ‘Asiatics’ by the Egyptians, the Hyksos originated from the Middle East and extended their political and economic influence as far as Cusae in Middle Egypt. The actions of the Hyksos forced the Egyptians to become more conscious of security, adopt military policies, and reform the Egyptian army.
Since the majority of the population was based in small farming villages along the Nile, agriculture was the basis for their economy (history.com). In the early dynastic period Memphis was founded near the apex of the Nile delta. Therefore the capital had access to the Nile as a water highway. Thus making it simple to ship all kinds of goods and raw materials. This helped established Egypt's vast wealth and culture.
This large population created a developing society that created their own methods for accounting, writing, record keeping, government and much other advancement that was unknown to the ancient world. The society had huge developments in anatomy and architecture that still influence society today. ("HowStuffWorks "The Nile's Impact on Ancient Egypt"", n.d., p. 1) The Nile River also served as the main source of transportation. This encouraged travel and enabled trade and communication with outlying areas. The process of diffusion of the Eqyptian religion between early human societies is still apparent today.
Caleb Lester September 13, 2012 Civil HY 101 Maneck Egypt and Mesopotamia Throughout society many successful civilizations usually compare and contrast with each other. For instance, Egypt and Mesopotamia, they had some similarities but were different as well. They were the same in geographic locations, cultural views, but different in religion. To begin, the primary reason that Egypt was so successful was because of the Nile river. By it being so close, they had easy access and took advantage of their opportunity.
Persians And Egyptians Persia was a more successful nation than Egypt, the civilization was better organized, more advanced and better had leadership. How did the Nile contribute to the successfulness of the Egyptians? Was it only the Nile alone that made them so successful? Did the geography of the land where the Egyptians lived help them? How did the Persians become so successful?
They both used stone and mud bricks as the predominant building material. Ancient Egyptian houses were made out of mud collected from the Nile River. It was placed in molds and left to dry in the hot sun to harden for use in construction. There is consensus among historians and Egyptologists that the ancient Egyptians were the first builders ever known to man; they taught humanity how to design and erect buildings; thus laying grounds for human civilization, urbanization and man's settlement in a specific homeland of his own for the first time in history. Cities were built in cultivation land near the Nile River so the natural flooding would water their crops, and bring with it natural minerals needed by the crops.
Furthermore the composite bow was another pertinent contribution to Egyptian weaponry as this combined with the chariot were the main weapons attributed to military success in this period. Even though these contributions were classed as short term, the basic designs and ideas behind their designs would of contributed to the long-term evolution of the military technology as well as the new metals introduced such as bronze. The significance of the Hyksos’ reign more significantly impacted Egypt in the long term, principally with the psychological aftermath they prompted. The shock of their invasion into Egypt resonated for hundreds of years and majorly influenced all of
Cuneiform, City States, Hereditary Ruler, Sargon 1 Writing was essential to the growth of empires. Writing made it possible to keep tax and property records, to establish a set of written laws, as well as to record history and fiction. Mesopotamia is a good example of this. They invented a system of writing called cuneiform. It consisted of wedge-shaped symbols carved into clay tablets.
They did everything they were told because they thought that their king was almost like a “chosen one” sent down from the Gods. In the Nile River Valley with the king having all the power, it was easier to get things done, so they were able to advance in technology, science and art. Even though the Nile River Valley was so far back in time ranging from 3000-2000 B.C.E, they were very advanced for their time. Since the Nile River Valley was on higher grounds, it was able to take advantage of the river and the people could trade and sell goods which allowed their civilization to grow and advance. During the spring, there would be immense rainfall which lead to flooding, and when the water would finally recede, it left behind a layer of rich, fertile muck and it