The Babylonian civilisation therefore tried to stand out by through its intellectual and architectural style, so that it would be recognisable from its neighbours. This research led the Babylonian civilisation to considerable intellectual development which is now shared as a heritage by all the civilisations of the Middle East. In Egypt, its power and its wealth allowed the kingdom to exploit its territory, especially the fantastic natural resource that the Nile represents. However, Egypt was not so concerned by foreign threats. Its foreign interactions were quite limited beyond the valley of the
Both Mesopotamia and Egypt were similar in having a social class system to distinguish between different classes, as well as people’s value towards religion, and finally having the ability to pass information effectively. However, the government of Egypt had much stronger power to unify all the civilians
Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian Civilizations Religion in ancient time was known to influence peoples’ views and ways of life such as geographically, spiritually, politically, and even scientific discoveries made. Religion was the foundation of Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian civilizations. Both known for their polytheistic believes and rituals. Sharing similar concepts of explaining supernatural events though mythology. Yet the relationship shared in religious views between Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt was very different.
So these civilizations were founded all around the same time. There are many similarities and differences in their political characteristics, social/cultural characteristics, and economic characteristics. First, Mesopotamia and Egypt are both similar and different to India politically. In the Middle East, Mesopotamia had independent city-states governed by monarchs, and Egypt had Pharaohs rule the kingdoms as gods. A monarch would a king or a queen, and Pharaohs
Thus, in spite of the radical social transformations that took place as a consequence of Alexander the Great’s conquest, the ancient Egyptians were able to keep their cultural identity, which was already consolidated at this point. This identity was not grounded in race, however, but in language, iconography, and regional
Ancient China was the center of the ancient world because they saw themselves as the middle kingdom. Influence of 2 ancient Chinese dynasties, the Qin dynasty and the Han dynasty, was astounding, as they made new innovations and techniques in their government. Their success was largely due to access to immense amounts of resources and innovative technologies that both dynasties used to have leverage civilizations nearby, and use for trade on the silk road. Quality of life for people living under the Qin dynasty wasn’t as good as compared to people living under Han rule. The Qin dynasty adopted Legalism as the dominant source of control over the people they ruled over while the Han dynasty adopted Confucianism to give merit or family connections.
The Parthenon was envisioned by Pericles to create a statement to the rest of the world reminding them of how superior Athens was with the help of its government, way of life as well as their Greek values ("Parthenon Temple"). The pyramids with the need of all the manpower and knowledge required in order to develop the incredible blueprints and organize the creation of not just one, but three massive pyramids in ancient Egypt does show that the state must have had both economic and governmental stability ("The Importance"). The second relevance of the pyramids was to directly reflect the power held by the rulers of that time period ("The importance"). It is thought that the power of the different pharaohs can be measured by the sizes and measurements of their pyramids because of the large amount of both human and natural resources needed to be able to create something as monumental as a pyramid during the time period of ancient Egypt ("The importance"). The Parthenon was a smaller construction but nonetheless as important for the Greeks as the pyramids were to the Egyptians because of their own expressed symbols of
While this unstoppable force of equality has helped American society, its presence also presents many dangers. As politics are extended from aristocrats to the majority, the end is brought to differences in status, noble ranks, and titles, and hereditary privileges. In simple terms, where there is democracy, there is equality. In America, people are becoming more equal in wealth, education, and culture. This advance is partially brought on by modernization, many institutions and inventions have played a part in developing and promoting equality and democracy.
Judah had many advantages during the Biblical period. It is very central in the east causing it to be directly in between many empires. It is also in a key location for many travelers and traders, meaning that they have to pay a travelers toll or tax providing money for the government of the land. It was often in between conflicting empires or on the path of a conqueror. The land of Judah also has religious value for the major religions of the world.
“Another characteristic of ancient civilizations was large cities. Unlike agricultural villages, populated by related families, cities drew a wide mix of peoples from the surrounding region. Usually, the urban social system evolved into a hierarchy—a ranking of groups of people according to their importance, status, or power. One person, the king (or priest-king), held the top rank.” Hierarchy helped keep order yet I feel it was slightly bad, due to the person in power believing he was above all of the rest. The first civilization was Mesopotamian, whom arose in the 3500 B.C.E.