Compare And Contrast Mesopotamian Cities

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Cities: In the Sumerian civilization, there were many major cities that were formed into city-states. One of the most important cities in the Sumerian era was Babylonia, which happens to be on of the most important and influential cities in ancient times. It is located on the Euphrates River. Located along the Fertile Crescent as it was called. It grew to be rich in agriculture, trade, educational, and cultural advances, some of the other cities include Ashur. This area referred to as the Fertile Crescent, is what is now Turkey, Syria, and parts of northern Iraq. It could be compared to our modern cities in the United States, like Los Angeles or New York, in that these cities were centers for trade, commerce, learning, and entertaining. …show more content…

This is one of the main factors that facilitates the development of civilizations along the Fertile Crescent. The Mesopotamian civilization built canals and irrigation ducts and dams to control the rainfall and use the water wisely. They invented a system that would hold the water and let it flow down for the north to the south. In addition, these canals would protect the crops from flooding. This is why the area was called the Fertile Crescent. There were laws that put in place to ensure that the farmers used the water wisely and that the canals were kept in working order. The farmers had to make any repairs if the canals were to get damaged. Dates were a very important crop. Other crops were lentils, leeks, onion, potatoes, wheat, and barley. In addition, there were plenty of fruits, herbs, and spices that were produced in Mesopotamia. Moreover, the two rivers brought fish to the area. This area was the center of trade because of its rich agricultural products. Just like the united States is the center of agriculture trade with other nation states so was Mesopotamia. It produced large amounts of agricultural products for its people as well as for trade. American civilization has made great advances in preserving and developing of agriculture and the food supply. It has developed technology to preserve and prolong the life cycle of the food …show more content…

They invented advanced irrigation systems that helped their civilization develop. Farming, settling down in a place were the fundamental factors the helped these nomadic people become constantly in search of food an animals for survival. In addition, there was the invention of the potter's wheel that enable the Mesopotamians to produce pottery that helped them cook and store their food. They also produced things from stone and wood. One of the most important inventions was making tools out of iron or metals. This allowed them to make weapons to hunt and to protect themselves from invaders. In addition, they invented a system of writing on clay tablets as well as had great advanced in arithmetic and medicine. Even now in the modern society of the United States, the most important inventions are in making weapons and in improving ways to produce more and better agricultural products and means of production. In our modern society, technological inventions like computers, televisions, communications, and other technology are of key importance. The industrial revolution in the United Stated helped it achieve its position in the industrialized

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