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.
They traded things that they had a lot of and in return they got things that they didn 't have, Another similarity these civilizations had was that they all had a writing system. In Mesopotamia they had the cuneiform. The cuneiform was a system of writing that was on clay tablets. In Egypt they had hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics were basically simple pictographs.
In Egyptian mythology, Osiris was a great Egyptian king and later ruled over the underworld. Osiris had many positive characteristics and attributes, which helped him rule and later gave stability to his cult that followed. He was involved with the burial process and the rule of the underworld, which many Egyptian people believed in. Osiris was also connected with the cycles found in agriculture, which was important to the survival of the
Both cultures beliefs were centred around their gods. For this reason, most of their architecture had some sort of religious background. The Egyptian, as well as the Mayan built pyramids; although their intention of use differed. The purpose behind the Egyptians pyramids were to be used as burial sites for pharaohs and the royal families. In the other hand, the Mayans constructed pyramids for sacrificial purposes, as well as for worshiping gods.
After the unification of Egypt the civilization became and empire in 3100 BCE and between then and 2700 BCE was time period known and the early dynastic period. The early dynastic period there was the emergence of two separate dynasties. 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.
Because Gilgamesh was set around the time of late Babylonian or early Sumerian society, the Babylonian and Sumerian cultures also play a role in shaping the world into what is is today (Mark). These societies have developed inventions and ideas that have significantly affected today’s world such as, government, art, wheels mathematics, and many more (Garone). The cultures and themes from the story are displayed all across the text, and after studying Gilgamesh’s culture and story, it is evident that there are numerous cultural contribution to modern day society, such as gods, seeking revenge or love, and destroying enemies. More importantly, throughout the text, Gilgamesh was in a predicament trying to figure out the meaning of life and the value of human accomplishment (Mark). The culture of mankind has always been to seek the meaning of life, no matter the time period, religion, or community.
As seen above, King Solomon did not obey God’s warning, which ultimately caused Israel to fall. Overall, many different applications apply from this small part of King Solomon’s life. King Solomon had many great victories in his life but his love for women and the worshipping of the other gods caused of his downfall. The gods tempted him and he did not obey the warning that God had given him in his earlier years. He built altars for these gods and worshipped them instead of only the one and true God.
Therefore, Ancient Egypt witnessed cycles of what historians refer to as the ‘rise and fall’ or ‘formation and reformation’ of the State. The First Intermediate Period is “characterized as a period of chaos, decline, misery, and social and political dissolution: a ‘dark age’ separating two epochs of glory and power” (Seidlmayer 145). By using terms such as ‘fall’, ‘decline’ or ‘collapse’ of the State, modern Egyptologists largely present a negative image of the First Intermediate Period. According to Christiana Kohler, the Egyptians’ idea of a State was “a unified territorial state under one king with a God-given law to maintain
The Egyptian civilization and Mesopotamia, which is often known as the Fertile Crescent, are the most significant civilizations recognized in the world. They are both located in the same region of north and middle Africa and therefore they are closely interlink, (Coleman, Callaham & Crossley, 54). Consequently the two civilizations played a role in influencing each other. The two civilizations maintained their individual identities but they shared several similarities as well as differences in terms of their social structure, religion and geography. Both the two civilizations had similar social structures.
Ancient Egyptian government relied on the pharoah and agriculture which were the two important components. The government had different levels some people in the government would be in a higher place like representing nationally and others would represent regionally. The Ancient Egyptian government affected the governmnet we have today (http://guardianlv.com/2014/01/ancient-egypt-government/). Ancient Egyptian government has brunt the other governments in that
In the earlier times the Israelites lived in Egypt and were explained to be a fruitful and multiplied people. Under the law of Egypt’s king, the Israelites had permission to live in Egypt and work the land. However, the King felt as if the Isralites were a threat to his reign because there were so many of them, so he dicided to deal with them “shrewdly” (Exod. 1:10). Therefore Pharaoh assigned them degrading work in harmful envirnments and began to control their population growth.