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Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and India, all great ancient civilizations. However, what exactly made each and every one of them a civilization and not a village? Before we begin I must explain what exactly defines a civilization. A civilization follows 5 main characteristics, first and foremost is advanced cities. In this case I am not discussing the size, in fact the trade in-between and outside of the cities must be in use for it to be considered a civilization. In order for such work to be done, it requires specialized workers, which brings us to our next characteristic. Specialized workers are named so for their high ability in a certain field due to their extensive training and knowledge. Another specific type of worker is an artisan, these…show more content…
Although they had 2 water sources, the harsh warmth that came from the tropic of cancer caused droughts and dryness in the lands. With dryness crops and farms were depleted of resources when provided the entirety of the civilization. However, occasionally the rivers would flood leaving a layer of rich silt. Now that you have a rough idea of life, my explanation on why Mesopotamia was a civilization continues. As I mentioned before regarding the depleted resources, new ways were mandatory in order to put a plug on the famine that spread. Using their geographical location, they created trade networks within the surrounding rivers. This is one of various examples which supports the advanced cities characteristic. Being blessed with the resource of Rich soil, the Mesopotamian people made sure they would use and preserve such resource. Then farms were made to use the soil in making crops for food. Which the handy work of cooks and bakers, delicacies and traditional dishes surfaced pleasing the people. Such evidence proves that the Mesopotamian people had specialized people, which shows even more that they were in fact a civilization. However, with such climate, maintaining the richness was a…show more content…
This was done with the teaching of Confucius, which taught that using the power of Tao, we can reach the euphoria of reaching completion (Gombrich 60-61). Nevertheless, the ancient Chinese were more than a civilization, but pioneers. Our itinerary ends in the land of Buddhism, India. The people of India were very sophisticated respecting social class. As a matter of fact, they created a caste system which sorted the street sweepers from the Religious leaders. One of which were the craftsmen, who were responsible for creating merchandise to exchange for food or personal items. The Indians are responsible for many different inventions, one of which is algebra. At the time this was highly regarded as a life changer for merchants, due to the simplicity of calculating future outcomes. Furthermore, the incorporation of religion was very important for the Indian people, because much like the Mesopotamians, they felt religion was to be tremendously necessary. From all the data we have collected we can conclude the Indians were a very potent civilization. Here our adventure ends, we have learned much, and most salient is that all these were well over being a
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