Greek Culture Essay

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Other cultures which followed the Badarian culture included the Nagada-Amratian and the Gerzean, each of whom who laid important foundations for the future Egyptian civilizations. Recorded history appears to begin around 3,400 and 3,200 BCE with the introduction of the Hieroglyphics Scripts, which were built up by the Nagada (III) culture. Mummification was widespread throught society and was first utilized at the city of Hierakonpolis. The ancient city of Xois was the center of the priesthood, but was later abandoned, but the priest and religious leaders re-established their centers of influence further to the east. Gradually, the population rose, and more settlements around the Nile river formed into urban towns.

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Athens introduced democracy, while single city states instead of larger regions were being governed. Also, this was the time when the first Greek coins were created. Along with these, this period also saw the establishment of the iconic pottery and sculpture ancient Greece is known for

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Since a large part of Greece is located on islands and coastline, Greece was a water based civilization from the beginning, and in 725 BC, they started to create a strong water- based military. During the Persian War, it was the navy that gave them the desicive advantage, it helped them defeat the Persians.

The formation of Greek city states began with the Mycenaean civilization. By 500 BC, many more civilizations would later form around the area in Greece. These city states later became all relevant to the Persian Wars because most city states choose either the Persian or Greek side in the war.

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This was also an classical epoche of cultural advancements. For instance the ancient Olympic Games, were introduced, which were held in the city of Olympia from the 8th century BC to the 4th century
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The legendary founding of Cusco is placed about a.d. 1100 by the first Inca, Manco Capac.
In the 12th century, however, the Incas were only one of many cultures that occupied the Andes area.
Around a.d 1200 the Incas began extending their empire by enlarging their hold beyond the immediate valley of Cusco, and by 1350, during the reign of Inca Roca, they had conquered all areas close to Lake Titicaca

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The Jōmon were mostly hunter-gatherers, with a preference for coastal regions, though agriculture started to develop from around 4000 BC and this brought about greater stability in settlement and the emergence of larger tribal communities. The present-day indigenous Ainu people of northern Japan are of almost exclusevely of Jōmon descent.
From around 400 BC Japan was effectively invaded by waves of immigrants later known as Yayoi (their name derives from the sites where their distinctive reddish wheel-thrown pottery were first found). They first arrived in the southwest, probably through the Korean
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