Mesopotamian gods acted with the same feelings, attitudes, and dispositions as humans. The people of Mesopotamia developed their bleak religion from the pernicious nature of the region they lived in. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers flood destructively and temperature can heat to an oppressive
Shang dynasty and the Mesopotamia civilization are two major ancient civilizations in Asia, they shares the same continent and also some similarities in economy and technological development, but different natural condition helps two civilization develop their own distinction such as their different political system. For the economy, Two civilizations shares many similarities and several difference. Both civilization relies on fertile soil and River to grow foods to increase population. In Mesopotamia, people relies on two main river, the Tigris and the Euphrates. In Shang, people depend on the water in Yellow river.
Besides being religiously involved, he is also responsible for the government, army, and justice of the kingdom. We believe that he is responsible for the Nile’s flow, sun rise, etc. Famous pharaohs are Tutankhamun and Cleopatra. This government system is better than others because it easier to obtain control, laws or orders are applied more quickly, and social reform can be created more efficiently. Religion Ancient Egyptians are polytheistic, which means that we believe in many gods and goddesses.
The agriculture effected both social and political parts of Mesopotamia and Egypt. This is because of the diverse way flooding effected Mesopotamia and Egypt. Also, the perspective Egypt had on bordering territories was the opposite of Mesopotamia, since Mesopotamia saw other countries as friends. Comparing and contrasting Mesopotamia and Egypt, the social and political features definitely stand
As the audience digs deeper and deeper into this fascinating journey to the past before christ or before the common era, the readers of Matthew begin to realize the significant changes and similarities in terms of leadership and values of the many high priests and the king of that time. After reading from the time of Onias III to Herod, the reader can already tell what kind of changes happened to the usual idea of a “high priest” and “king.” The good natured high priest is longer looked at the same way as they were originally. The same can be said about the king of that time as well. His qualifications as a king were not customary. Onias III to Herod was the beginning of the breakdown of stable, “legitimate,” patterns of leadership.
In Ancient Egypt and Ancient Mesopotamia they had both similarities and differences in their political, economical, and social characteristics. Ancient Egypt had pharaohs, invented the ramp and lever, and they had polytheistic beliefs, while Mesopotamia had kings and queens, invented the wheel, and didn’t have a set religion. In Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia had strong political structures. In Ancient Egypt the people in the dynasty were ruled by pharoahs. A pharaoh was the political and religious leader.
Personally, when I note the similarity and dissimilarity between both Mesopotamian and Egyptian religion I find that there is an equal amount of both resemblance and variance. Both Mesopotamia and Egypt civilizations were facilitated by rivers that ran in their core. The Euphrates, Tigris, and the Nile unloads silt along riverbanks which left the conjoined land extremely fertile. This had led to the expansion of cities like Thebes in Egypt, and Ur in Mesopotamia. In Egypt, the Nile served as protection for the civilization and provided a sort of transportation.
For centuries civilization has evolved and spread across the globe, causing for many cultures, traditions, and especially religions to develop. Even in ancient societies such as Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, religion was one of, if not, the most important aspect of an individual 's life. The religions found in Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt would shape how relationships within society functioned, including how communities related themselves to the divine and the role of leaders and priests. Furthermore, these religions would also affect how each of these societies thought about justice and even influenced attitudes toward the afterlife.
In both societies, the Maya and Aztec use vegetation to represent the creation of Earth, temples and city-states as axis mundi, and an emphasis on birth, death, rebirth to ensure proper renewal cycles are performed. Without this theory, it would have been much harder to grasp the ideas of these cultures because they have such different focal points than the religions I am most familiar with. It allows for the levels of the several realms to be portrayed in a way that makes more practical sense and isn’t such an abstract
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.