Ancient Civilizations Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India are some of the early civilizations, that helped to shape the world as we know it. Each ancient civilization had many contributions to society. Some would include irrigation, grid like house system, and written languages. Ancient Egypt is one of the most common ancient civilizations. We all know them for the pyramid but that 's not all that they achieved.
The Nile River has helped harvest in and exceptionally in Egypt. According to Document B, the irrigation channels needed the Nile because the Nile provided water. Without the Nile water the crops would not last and the farmers wouldn’t have jobs. As stated in the song, “Hymn to the Nile,” in Document E, the Nile was much appreciated as it was written, “spring from the ground, come to keep the land alive…
This is because the Nile helped with farming, freshwater, and trading. The Egyptians built irrigation canals to bring water from the Nile in order to farm. They also used the water for drinking, washing, and more. It is shown in Document B how the cities are near the river. This made it easier for the Egyptians to travel to other cities and trade with them.
It allowed for them to grow crops, transport produce, and create new professions. The Nile River allowed for crops to be grown healthily. Due to the Nile’s natural recurring process and the direction in which it flows, it allowed for crops to be grown to the best state possible. Document A shows a map of Ancient Egypt and the fertile land which allowed for many new crops to be grown successfully. The fertile land shown in the image proved that the Nile influenced farming and agriculture in a way which allowed for successful growing.
This is why many cities were placed near the Nile delta, as seen in document B. The Egyptians were also protected through the West and East deserts, protecting the east and west, the Mediterranean sea, protecting the North, and the cataracts or rapids along the river, protecting the south, all shown in document B. These natural obstacles are hard to cross if an invader were to attack, leaving Egypt away from harm. Finally, the river is a “superhighway” for the Egyptians. Every city in ancient Egypt is placed near the river which allowed trade among the cities. As a result, Egypt can grow its economy and cities for a stronger kingdom. These reasons show that the settlements of the ancient civilization of Egypt greatly depend on the Nile river as their water
The land along the Nile and delta was arable and very good for farming, while the rest of the land was dry like a desert. (Document 2-1) So, the land near the Nile became the perfect environment for a civilization to commence. Although the Nile floods provided silt, allowing crops to grow, the floods also destroyed villages and killed many people. Despite this, so much success was found in Egypt because of Nile River.
To begin, typically between June and September, the river would flood its banks. Since there is little rainfall in Egypt, this yearly flood would allow moisture back into the soil, improving the conditions for farming. This area of land “along the banks of the Nile [is called] the Kemet, or Black Land.” It is noted that “the land along the banks of the Nile River were extremely fertile.” In addition, the Nile River acted as a natural highway, creating opportunities to trade goods by water.
This got me thinking, how did the Nile River shape Ancient Egypt? There were three ways the Nile shaped Ancient Egypt. They were the seasons, the geography, and their civilization. The seasons in Egypt played an important role for crops. This is for the fact that if the Egyptians didn't have food, they would die.
Growing a Surplus Egyptian farmers built walls around fields to trap the Nile’s flood waters. The water soaked in the soil and allowed grains to grow. This form of crop irrigation allowed farmers to produce a food surplus(amount of food greater than the their family’s needs). The Birth of Cities These local rulers used this surplus to buy rich cloth and other goods.
People of Ancient Mesopotamia viewed their gods as being unreliable like their rivers. Life was likely better for Egyptians during this period because they did not have to worry as much about survival, whereas peoples
Mankind has seen the rise and fall of many prominent civilizations throughout human history, but the most influential civilization to all of human history were the Ancient Egyptians. The civilization of Ancient Egypt thrived throughout the Nile River from 3300 BC to around 300 B.C. when Alexander the Great conquered it. Throughout these 3000 years, the Ancient Egyptians contributed various inventions and knowledge that is still used today. Ancient Egyptians contributed mathematics, astronomy, medicine, astronomy, and the invention of various inventions that are seen in our everyday lives. These inventions include glass, paper, ink, clocks, and even calenders; these inventions would, of course, be innovated as time went on to the ones that we
With the rivers located just by ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, both civilizations’ culture depended on agriculture, and were formed around agricultural communities which supplied them with food. In Egypt, the annual flooding of the Nile contributed to their development in agriculture, while Mesopotamians depended on the Euphrates river, which was less dependable than the Nile because of its unpredictable flooding. The flooding of the two rivers in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia left a fertile layer of soil, making it easier to plant crops and allowing both communities to depend on their rivers for
Also, the Nile River affected the culture of the Egyptian civilization because it became a large part of their religious beliefs. This proves that geography had a large part in shaping the civilization in the Egyptian river
Egypt was by the Nile River. All of these rivers flooded. The Nile River flooding provided dark, rich silt that gave the Egyptians rich soil for farming. They learned how to channel flood waters and use reservoirs. Even though the flooding of the Yellow River helped the soil for the Chinese, the river
In the history of the hebrews the religion has displayed a remarkable adaptability and continuity. Starting when God flooded the world and spared nobody but Noah and his family, when God had Abraham leave Mesopotamia and settle in the land of the Canaanites, And when God had Moses lead his people out of slavery and into the promised land. All of these points change the face of the Hebrew culture and their religion. The Hebrews history was remarkable which they managed to survive as people and as a culture. From the Hebrews point of view the whole purpose was to illuminate their relationship with God When God was in the picture with the Hebrews things became different, God did not allow more than one god which is called monotheism.