Geography and the Development and Diffusion of Human Societies Viltaire, Voltaire Student ID: 000359882 West Governors University Part A: Geography and Early Human Societies (The Nile River). The Nile River is the most important factor in the development of the Egypt civilization. They had to adapt their culture to the seasonal flooding of this significant water source. (Louis, 2010). Egypt’s history was, and still is, almost entirely determined by what happened on and around the natural phenomena of its great river wrote Solomon (2010).
Life was abundant along the river. Most cultural and historical sites are found along the river banks of the Nile there. Three major cities, Cairo, Aswan and Luxor were born on the banks of the Nile River. One important factor of development of this society was that the river brought many nutrients to the basin with flooding periods, leaving behind fertile soil, rich for growing wheat, flax and papyrus (Baines, 2011). The ancient calendar was based on three cycles of the Nile.
The Nile River provided lush vegetation and ease for the society. The Nile River irrigates and waters Egypt, provides transport in Egypt, and floods annually provided alluvium to the land. This is a good fertilizer to farmlands and is often referred to as "The Gift of the Nile". Unfortunately, there is a price. Yes, the
GEOGRAPHIC EFFECT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY CIVILIZATION When we look back at all of what we have learned in early world history this semester so far. We may find out that geography had acted as a really important role in the development of a civilization. In China, we have a proverb of “Each place has its own way of supporting its own inhabitants.” No doubt, geographic conditions led to the development of a civilization. For instance, mountains and seas set China apart and that shaped the development of China. Egypt settled along the river of Nile and it helps the rose of Egypt.
Mesopotamia and Egypt are two examples of this. In the following paragraphs, there will be comparisons on how Mesopotamia and Egypt were similar, contrast on Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Mesopotamia and Egypt are similar in many ways. Both were developed by major rivers that were important in the history of the civilizations. The rivers flooded quite frequently and turned the near by land into marshes.
Unit 3: Egypt 3100 BCE to 30 BCE In this unit, we examine the "Gift of the Nile" and its role in the vibrant life of Ancient Egypt. As we travel the great river, we will see on its banks the particular triumphs and losses of the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms that make up what we now call Ancient Egypt. In the process, we will learn about many male pharaohs and their elaborate rituals, and end up with a female one, Hatshepsut. The glorious kingdoms of Ancient Egypt were alive in life and in afterlife. As you study this unit, you will see how.
Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt were two of the greatest and earliest civilizations. They contributed many things to the modern world through their mathematical discoveries, writing, architecture and other technologies. Mesopotamia was located in the Fertile Crescent, between the Tigris and Euphrates River; it is in current day Turkey and Iraq. Ancient Egypt was located in current day Egypt in North Africa, also bordered by the Mediterranean Sea. The two civilizations had many things in common but were also very unique.
Henry Liu 12/14/10 Period 4 Galanis Ancient History Final Targets 1. Describe the geography of Ancient Egypt and its effect on Egyptian civilization The Egyptian civilization lies in the heart of the Nile River valley. The river extends 3,000 miles before it reaches Egypt, and flows North. It is regulated by the Aswar Dam, and flows into the Mediterranean. The Nile River supplied fertile soil and water, wheat, barley, and flax crops, papyrus, and a religion to worship.
Mesopotamia and Egypt Ancient civilizations across history have shown unique and incredible feats of mankind. Arguably, two of the most prominent ancient civilizations in the Middle East and even the world are the Mesopotamians (Beginning 5,000 B.C.) and Egyptians (Beginning 3,150 B.C). Even though these two civilizations peaked about 2,000 years apart, they share numerous similarities contributing to their success, and also show even more differences that distinguish how each had a unique culture and way of life. Both civilizations excelled at feeding and supporting large populations of people.
Egypt is here, but do people ever wonder what happened in the ancient times? How they lived their lives? Ancient Egypt success partly came from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River Valley. Many achievements of the ancient Egyptians include the construction techniques that