Africa has one of the most greatest cultures it was even said that “The earliest stages of human evolution began in Africa about seven million years ago.” Early African culture had many great cities and empires like the Kushite/Meroe empire (800B.C.E.-400C.E.). Even though this empire was influenced by Egypt, it developed its own culture, with unique art practices and a writing system. African groups had made contact with other cultures of course and because of this those cultures had influenced the African culture. The Axum empire (100-400 C.E.) had began when Arabic cultures infiltrated Ethiopia in northeast Africa by the seventh century B.C.E., the first Christians arrived from Syria in the fourth century C.E.
East and West Africa from 1000 to 1500 CE had profound differences in forms of government, with West Africa being kingdom based, and East Africa city-state based. The conversion of Eastern and Western African ruling elites compacted trading between themselves and Islamic traders from Mesopotamia, China, India, and as far away as Oceania. The relatively stable political environment from 1000-1500 CE in Sub-Saharan Africa attracted displaced peoples from the Abbasid empire in Northern Africa, with West Africa utilizing Trans-Saharan trade, and East Africa utilizing mariner trade routes. The East and West developed in clearly different ways, but paralleled each other in a way in which the political, social, and economic environments facilitated stable trade in the region, as well as a distinct blend between Islamic culture and African tradition.
The way I see it , African culture in relation to astronomy was largely based on geographics because well, africa is a massive continent. Places like the sahara desert, the savannas, the rainforest, and the evergreen forest would go on to shape the cultural identities of those that inhabited these locations. Ancient African civilization has given us a lot to appreciate, much more the bases on where to continue the journey. To further discuss the idea of culture in this Country we can look at the advancements of african
Have you ever wondered the differences and similarities of the Aztec, Inca, and Maya civilization? Well if you have I suggest you read on. Ok first let’s start off with the Aztec civilization. The Aztec civilization began in a land called Teotihuacan, which was the biggest city in the in the Aztec civilization.
Sudan is located in Africa next to Egypt, and it lays on the red sea. It was ruled at the time between 1896-1956. Sudan was at the time a backward, non-technological, simple life before imperialism. It had a lot of rich resources such as oil, natural gas, gold, silver, copper, nickel and agriculture which were the number one goal of any imperialist country. Sudan like any colonized country suffered from a lot of good effects and bad side effects some of them were short term impact and some are long term impact.
Traditional Christianity as an African Religion There are so many religions in the world like Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, African Religion and so many more. Although in Africa, the most respected and popular religion is Christianity and Islam, which is made up of majority of Africans. Traditional Christianity as an African Religion is an article written by Calvin Rieber and can be found on the pages 255-273 using the book, “African Religions: A Symposium, published in 1977 by Newell S Booth in writing this report. Christianity began after the death of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. There was a relationship between Jerusalem and Northern Africa and because of this relationship, Christianity was introduced in Ethiopia, Egypt and the Northern
Around 3500 to 3100 BCE, the rise of civilizations occurred in two different regions; one in Mesopotamia, another in Egypt. Mesopotamia was a vast open region between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Egypt was an isolated region along the Nile that runs from South to North. Blessed by the surrounding rivers, these two remarkable ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt developed socially, politically and culturally with unique features. 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.
In the time before 600 B.C.E, both Egypt and Mesopotamia had built strong political systems. It was only natural that they would have many similarities and differences in their society. Ancient Egypt’s government depended on two important factors: the pharaoh and agriculture. Early Mesopotamia did not have a centralized government and religion influenced a lot of their politics. Ancient Egyptians were governed by a pharaoh for most of their early known history.
Ancient Egyptian Magic for Medicine Magic was performed in various countries during ancient times to heal or protect the native people. Ancient Egypt was a well-known ancient society that had many different aspects to it that people are familiar with. It was in the northeastern part of Africa and the Middle East. There were two different regions of Egypt during this time period—the black land and the red land.
Geographic Location and Ancient Civilization Advanced technologies, large populations, and a well organized work force are three very important aspects that make civilizations great. Planet Earth has gone through many different climatic changes over the past thousands of years, and each time civilizations have adapted and thrived. So, the main question is, how did geographic location help shape ancient civilization?
Geography was a major influence in the development of the river valley and classical civilizations of the Middle East, China and India. These early civilizations developed near river valleys because water was essential to survival and the growth of the the civilization. In the Middle East civilizations developed along the Tigris and Euphrates river. Water was used as a means of transportation, farming, and irrigation. In Egypt, The Nile River was a major influence in regards to the achievements of the ancient Egyptians.
“Inequalities in the First Civilizations.” In the year 3,500 B.C.E. the first civilizations appeared. There were seven major civilizations that were scattered around the world. There were civilizations in Sumer (southern Mesopotamia), the Nile River Valley (northeast Africa), Norte Chico (Central coastal Peru), Indus and Saraswati River Valleys (Pakistan), China, central Asia, and in the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The first civilizations tended to develop from earlier, competing chiefdoms that already had some social rankings and economic specializations.
Human Evolution into Complex Societies Human evolution in the Ancient Near East began when we ceased to hunt and gather; instead, humans settled down and began to develop agriculture, thus forming complex societies. Complex societies have laws, division of labor, and technology. Complex societies have laws because they establish order. Laws are beneficial because they distribute punishments to those disturbing the order. They are detrimental because the strength of the penalty depends on the social status of the offender.