Rome from 71 BCE to 476 BCE and Han China from 206 BCE to 220 BCE are two very well-known classical empires. These two empires have similarities and differences in their political systems, religion, and social structure. The romans had a democratic government whereas China had a singular ruler. Imperial Rome was monotheistic and Han China was polytheistic. While they both had similar class structures, China had a three tiered social system and the Romans only had two divisions in their class structure.
The farmers of Ancient Egypt came up with a system to water their fields, called irrigation. This system was consisted of dams, ditches and canals to move the water to their fields (Document 3). Irrigation is still used in present day. Everyone knows about the pyramids, and that the Ancient Egypts built them, but not everyone knows how they
#1 - In what ways was geography crucial to the establishment of the small kingdoms and empires we have discussed thus far? Paragraph 1: Throughout all of history, geography has impacted the way small kingdoms and empires have been created. The Phoenicians are impacted by living on the coast and the Persians are impacted by living on the fertile crescent of Mesopotamia.
The Nile River (Egypt) and Yellow River (Chins) civilizations developed during separate times; China from 1750-1045 BC and Egypt from 3300-1070 BC. Although these civilizations developed during different times and in different areas of the world, they shared many similarities amidst there many differences. Both Shang and Egypt had an authoritarian figure within their government, similar art and architecture, and similar religion principles, but Egypt proved to be more developed due to advanced techniques, better equality, and inventions. Shang and Egypt both had one central leader who was political and religious. During the Yellow River era, Shang Ti was the central leader and was only to be reached through his ancestors and in the Nile River
Classical Athens and Han China are different from each other by its size and scope, the types of government, and how philosophers influence their societies. Athens was located in modern-day Greece next to the Mediterranean Sea. China was located in East Asia next to the Pacific Ocean. One factor that distinguishes Athens and Han China are their size and population.
Most of their surrounding regions were dry and improper for their large scale agriculture. As far as differences, Ancient Egyptians used seasonal flooding of the Nile river for agriculture. Due to the region's dry and hot climate. The Egyptians produced way more food than was needed
Mesopotamia and Egypt were two of the first civilizations to emerge along the banks of large rivers. Ancient Egypt civilization was said to be around 3000 BC-2000 BC, while Mesopotamia 's civilization was around 3500 BC-1600 BC. During this time was the Aegean Bronze Age, where trade network, desire to conquer, imperialism and tool and weapon making was important. Egypt and Mesopotamia shared similar social structure, culture, and polytheistic views that were connected to their surrounding geography, although differences in their geography led to varying understanding on the nature of gods and the afterlife.
These gods had humanlike personalities. In contrast, China’s main religion was Confucianism. They believed that the universe controlled human’s lives and that people would prosper if they acted in harmony with it. The “universe” was not a humanlike god like the Egyptians had, but more
Classical India vs Classical China In China and India , they were different in ways like how they thought a government should control a civilization. China was isolated and when constructing the ideals of their government they were practically blind unlike India they had ideas to build upon. The development of political ideas had some similarities such as how religion had great influence on political views.
Ancient Mesopotamia"Land between the rivers" (3500 B.C.E) and Ancient China(as early as 3500 B.C.E) are two of the many civilizations in history. Both civilizations left evidence of their way of life and accomplishment Mesopotamia ranging from the 12- month calendar, plow, cuneiform, ziggurats and number system based of on 60 count. China from ink, pictographs martial arts, great wall of China, and the art of porcelain. Mesopotamia had several civilizations within its own such as Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians etc.
From cultures to everyday life to the government, these nations hold very unique traits that separate them apart. To start with, their cultures are drastically contrasting. There is definitely a noticeable difference between the two countries in terms of religious beliefs. Chinese art is greatly influenced by the country’s rich spiritual and mystical history.
Egyptian and Mayan pyramids : Diverse Yet Similar Cultures Art has always attracted the public eye, so of course these pyramids are no expectation. Both ancient polytheistic cultures marked the planet with their own set of art, in the form of pyramids. They do not have the same structure, however, they portray overall the same message. Further down these two very diverse groups will be explained the architecture, purpose, religion, appearance, and permanence of the pyramids
The Yellow and Yangzi river valley people of China during Shang times were prosperous civilizations in their time. In addition, so were the Egyptians and Nubians on the Nile River. Both groups of peoples had their own traditions and ways of living, based on environment and where they migrated from. While these civilizations are quite different, they have more in common than some would realize. While they differ in religious views and political organization, the Chinese and Egyptians have similar agricultural practices and writing systems.