Egypt And Mesopotamia Essay

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The water that flowed through the areas of North-Eastern Africa and Southwest Asia brought life and civilization to the mostly dry land. The source of water advanced civilization in the once vacant area, creating cities that thrived into kingdoms- some known as Egypt and Mesopotamia (Littell 2009). Though these former kingdoms were segregated from one another, there are many similar and different factors the two empires held. These comparing factors were the geography, the culture, the civilizations, and the advances of technology. The evolution of each kingdom brought them both closer together in similarities, as it did in contrasting them. The geography of Egypt and Mesopotamia had similarities to one another, but they were not identical. Both kingdoms were located by water sources that usually gift fertile soil to their land. The area of Mesopotamia contained two rivers, the Euphrates and the Tigris Rivers, which allowed the fertile land to be created (Littell 2009). The area of Egypt contained the Nile River, which had yearly floods that gifted the land with fertile land that they could use for future technologies, like farming. The Nile River always flooded every year, causing it to become reliable for the…show more content…
In Egypt, women had many freedoms, much like Mesopotamia did. In A Woman’s Place, Egyptian women were allowed to attend market and to trade, while also allowing them to work in the fields. Similar to Egypt, Mesopotamia allowed their women to work as farmers, merchants, or artisans (Littell 2009). Mesopotamian and Egyptian women were also allowed to own property in their own names. The only differences in the role of women in each empire is that Mesopotamian women were allowed to join the priesthood and Egyptian women did not (Littell 2009). In contrast to Mesopotamia, Egypt allowed their women to divorce and remarry along with writing their own wills, as stated in A Woman’s
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