Environmental Interaction Of Mesopotamia

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Mesopotamia: The name ‘Mesopotamia’ coined for a Roman province, is used for the land between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates .It features as the eastern horn of the ‘fertile crescent’. Mesopotamia was also situated near a water source, their situation was not very stable and it was not much protection from invaders. This becomes the chances of attack on them. In the Mesopotamian civilization, the females were considered as a property and there was no gender equality. Egyptian Civilization: Egypt was built on both the sides of the River Nile. Egypt has the huge Mediterranean Sea as one boundary while the other boundary was a huge desert. The Nile is the only real river in the whole of North Africa, a phenomenon that gave the inhabitants of the valley a great advantage over all the other peoples west of them. In Egyptian society, the grain is considered the most important element. The female community was treated with respect. - Human And Environment Interaction: People who lived in these ancient civilizations had a great impact on the environment. An example of this would be Mesopotamia. In southern Mesopotamia, deforestation, soil erosion, and salinization of soil weakened Sumerian city-states, leading to foreign conquest. The rising populations of the ancient societies may have also contributed to the environmental impacts. - Interaction of Cultures: Ancient civilizations eventually began to interact with one another. For example, Egypt and Mesopotamia

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