Mesopotamia and Egypt civilization are two of the oldest civilization in the world. Comparing those two civilizations, there are many similarities and differences from each aspect of their culture. Firstly, both of them spread their civilization along the river, Mesopotamian civilizations expanded from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and Egypt spread from the Nile River. Secondly, both of two regions had their own writing script, Mesopotamian developed cuneiform script and Egypt developed hieroglyphic script. Furthermore, the nomadic people in those two regions caused lots of rebellions.
The life of Egyptians was closely connected with their gods and cults of them. Every god had its own unique sphere of influence. Gods were both male and female, that was the first sign of gender equality. Moreover, the list of goddesses was quite numerous and some of them were playing major roles in deterring fates of the ancient Egyptians. • Neith was associated with the primordial waters of newly created Egyptian world and her character symbolized the balance of feminine and masculine, the absolute harmony.
These civilizations were located in what is now southwestern Asia. Each had great contributions to the future societies. To start, the Sumerians created cuneiform script. It was the world’s first written language. (Doc. 1) Cuneiform means wedge shaped.
The native Americans believed in the Thunderbird for ages. They not only see the Thunderbird as a spiritual god, but also something that physically exists, with holy power. Even though there is no evidence of the existence of the Thunderbird, and some scholars think that it is some species of giant predatory bird which had already died out, it is a symbol of Indian belief that goes through the entire native American
It reduced the distance between Europe and India, China and Japan. The Suez Canal was and still is very profitable, because since it opened every country wanted to use it, especially European countries, so the British taxed countries that wanted to use it, which made Britain’s economy even stronger. Now there is another reason that seems to be the reason France colonized Egypt,
The Princess and the Beetle Cuzan (“swallow”), a beautiful Mayan princess was the daughter of Ahnú Dtundtunxcaán one of the most powerful kings in the Maya world and lord of Yaxchlán the sacred city. Her beauty was known throuhout the earth and people sometimes waited for hours to catch a glimpse of her beauty. What only few were aware of was that she also
Later emerged the Old Kingdom which lasted until 2200 BCE this era is famous for the beginning of pyramid building. The most famous pyramid was the Pyramid of Gyza which was built Khufu established the basic framework for many pyramids to come. The Kemet civilization was depended upon the flood seasons for their irrigation system. The Old Kingdom ended due to a lack of floods. The people of Kemet went through a time of turmoil after this period before the Middle Kingdom which emerged in 2050
Hammurabi, who was a king of the “old Babylonian empire”(Jona Lendering, 2004), ruled from 1792 BCE to 1750 BCE for forty-two years and accomplished a great riverine civilization such that no other king had done to the extent of its mastery. The city of Babylon which is located in Mesopotamia is known as “modern day” Iraq which lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. These rivers helped in creating rich and fertile soil which allowed humans to plant and grow crops in which they needed to survive. Through trade, humans could communicate with one another and grasp on to new ideas. As a result of the rivers, civilization began to flourish outstandingly.
Geb the sky god had four children,namely: Osiris, Isis, Set and Nepthys. Osiris was the oldest and so as the custom of the traditions, became king of Egypt, and he married his sister Isis. Osiris was a good king and commanded the respect of all who lived on the earth and the gods who stayed in the underworld. is the most elaborate and influential story in ancient Egyptian . It concerns the murder of the god Osiris, a primeval king of Egypt, and its consequences.
Ancient Mesopotamia had four first cities: Sumer, Uruk, Ur, and Babylon. Sumer is located in modern day Iraq. The people of Sumer are known as Sumerians. Sumerians built many cities and because they lacked stone and timber they used mud bricks to build with instead. They influenced many cities with their arches, ramps, columns and pyramid shaped ziggurat (Document 1).
Fertile Crescent: A region of the east where humans first took up agriculture and established large-scale settlements. The reason they’re important is because Grains provided a reliable source of food that was suitable for consumption when raw by soaking in water. Also the discovery of beer was made using these grains as well which is why this is so important in the history of beer. The Fertile Crescent was discovered around 10,000 BCE.
Lucius was a descendent. His culture worshiped the gods and goddess of earth. For example, Tin or Tina, the sky, uni his wife, cel, etc. You can see a lot of their heroes in their art. For the Etruscan to believe the gods and, to know how the gods influenced them it was shown to them in oracles.
There were also gods of lesser things such as love and scribal arts. Looking at Mesopotamia’s geography, you can see how it might have served as inspiration for deities. The Euphrates and Tigris rivers surrounding Babylon could’ve been inspirations for the many water gods like Apsu, Enki, and Tiamat, as could the Persian Gulf located nearby. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the gods are depicted as harsh and wrathful because they decide to wipe out the human race with a flood just because they make too much noise (Ward p.20). The gods’ destructive nature is likely based off the chaos caused by flooding from the Tigris and Euphrates.
Thousands of years ago, Egypt and China were great and powerful civilizations. They both had complex religions that shaped the way they viewed the world and impacted how they lived their everyday lives. This essay will compare and contrast their different beliefs, practices, and other religions that influenced their cultures. Egyptians believed in many gods. Many specific things and ideas had a designated god, such as the Nile, the sun, death, and animals.