Comparing The Mesopotamia And The Nile River Valley

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Throughout world history one learns about many different civilizations. In this case we will be talking about two civilizations. Comparing and contrasting these two civilizations will go into more depth and expand ones knowledge, such as, the Mesopotamia and The Nile River Valley. These two civilizations have many differences, but they also have some similarities. For example, The Mesopotamia was one of the first civilizations discovered along the Fertile Crescent. As well as the Mesopotamia was one of the first civilizations to be discovered, so was The Nile River Valley. The Mesopotamia was in between to very important rivers, which were the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Being between two rivers had some advantages, as well as disadvantages. Some of the advantages meant that they could produce enough food to support the people that lived around that area. Some of the disadvantages were that they had some flood problems. Sometimes the rivers would over flow, which caused floods that destroyed crops and villages. Considering that their main source for anything was agriculture, floods really brought chaos. After some time the Mesopotamian people learned different ways that they could control the flooding. For instance, the villagers used irrigation ditches, canals, and dykes. The irrigation ditches helped them by being able to carry water to their fields. In order to get things done in the Mesopotamia everybody had to cooperate. Since everyone had to cooperate there had to be somebody that was responsible enough and someone that could be the head of everything. That person was a priest or a king. It was more common later on for a king to be the head of everything. After some time the Sumerian civilization came about. The Mesopota... ... middle of paper ... ...es in something. The Nile River Valley had advances in medicine and science, and the Mesopotamia had advances in learning. The Nile River Valley had one of the first astronomers, which are some of the first people that came up with a calendar. The Mesopotamia had advances in writing, they invented the cuneiform which might have been the first form of writing. Other civilizations might have had the first type of writing, but the Mesopotamians had one of the first actual well written scriptures. In conclusion, thanks to these civilizations we have expanded and made better living forms. If it wasn’t for any of these early civilizations we would not be here today. After every civilization people noticed the flaws and tried to fix it on the new civilization that they were creating. These early civilizations were the base for everything, and thanks to them we are here now.

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