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Civilization And Ancient Mesopotamia Civilizations

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Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt were two civilizations that used their geographical resources in order to advance in developments within each of their empires. The correlation between these two civilizations used their surrounding resources in order to survive. The Mesopotamians needed a water resource in order to grow vegetation for food. As to the Egyptians needed a water source to grow crops because of the low water source. Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt used their geographical features to develop empires and make abundance of resources needed to survive. Furthermore, in Ancient Mesopotamia the main water source that helped with “agricultural production” were the Tigris and Euphrates (Berger 25). Both rivers were very important in the development of this civilization. The map of “The Fertile Crest” shows the basic geographical structure of the Mesopotamia civilization. The rivers were in the middle of the civilization that would ultimately help with the development of the empires to come. “The rivers carry and deposit silt downstream, enriching the …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that ancient mesopotamia and ancient egypt used their geographical features to develop empires and make abundance of resources needed to survive.
  • Explains that the tigris and euphrates were important in the development of mesopotamia's civilization. the rivers carried and deposit silt downstream, enriching the soil.
  • Explains the benefits of the two rivers that led to greater population growth and facilitated trade with different parts of mesopotamia.
  • Explains that the existence of the tigris and euphrates led to larger empires dominating the area. they needed a ruler to make things more efficient. the syrian desert did not help them with the water source.
  • Explains that ancient egypt needed a river to function similarly to mesopotamia. people moved closer to the nile river because of desiccation.
  • Explains that the nile river facilitated trade with other people because it gave them water to farm and changed their diet from hunter-gatherer to growing crops.
  • Explains how the nile river helped the empire become larger because of the abundance of resources.
  • Explains that ancient mesopotamia and ancient egypt needed to move to an area where water was an abundant resource because of the dry parts of land. the rivers helped with growing an abundance of food in other to grow their population.

People depended on resources around the area to survive. They built permanents homes because resources were available there them. The closer resources are to a civilization the better it was because people did not need to move as often. The facilitation of resources being near gave the people a chance to stay near and not to leave home. A village would need a leader to lead the people on how to grow and trade with other civilizations. The person would come into power and dominate the population. Which in a sense would make the population grow in size. A larger population would mean more resources would be needed, but also more help was available. The help of the geographical features helped with creation and expansion of empires by providing them with the necessary equipment to build large

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