Late on Aztecs became more popular because of the chinampas system that farmers used. Small areas of rectangle shaped fertile arable lands were used to grow crops. These chinampas were artificial islands or floating gardens that ... ... middle of paper ... ...was used to define the best ways to plant, harvest, build or go to war. The other calendar which called “Counting of years” was sacred. The Mayans had three calendars: the Tun-Uc, the Haab and the Tzolk’in.
Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Rome are some of the most studied civilizations of the ancient world. These civilizations are frequently being analyzed in terms of their growth and development. Although they differ greatly from one another, all of them have successfully advanced as a society by focusing on the same three areas. The geography of civilizations, the influence of military, and the growth of technology were integral forces which promoted growth and stability in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Rome. Mesopotamia is recognized as one of the first places where civilizations began to form.
This prodigious invention has helped ancient Mesopotamians work, move, and live and still helps us today. Mesopotamia ,now modern day Iraq, is known as the “cradle of civilization” and was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the Fertile Crescent. Mesopotamia was a very rich and very successful civilization; because of its convenient placement it was a very fruitful area having many people and excessive amounts of crops which meant lots of work. With all of these people came some amazing ideas and with ideas came reality. From this ancient civilization came some of the most revolutionary and life changing inventions such as writing, medicine, math and most importantly the wheel.
The birth of science, literature, philosophy, creation of arts, and architectures emerges from this civilization. These were all achieved against the backdrop of wars and conflict. This civilization shaped our modern world. As you can see, geographic factors made huge impacts on how civilizations came to be who they are. Despite the draw backs of its environment’s harsh condition, they benefited from it.
Even today, the principal of the aqueducts enables many urban areas to have water. The lasting contributions of the Roman Empire have helped to shape modern living. The contributions of the civilizations of Mesopotamia in the Fertile Crescent, classical China, ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire laid the foundations for living in the modern world. Breakthroughs in a multitude of fields, including art, architecture, math, science, philosophy, law, government and others are crucial to the way people live all over the world. Although these ancient civilizations may seem primitive today, they shaped the progress of the world for many centuries.
The many scientific, mathematical, and medical advancement in the Islam Empire during the Abbasid Dynasty in the capital of Baghdad shaped Islam into becoming one of the most influential and intellectual empires. The House of Wisdom brought scholars from all over to Baghdad where they could make new innovations that would influence the surrounding areas such as Europe, and China. These many achievements showed the progression of history as the Islamic Empire thrived in knowledge and shared it with all who they came in contact with. New discoveries in math, science, and medicine made during the Abbasid Dynasty influenced the European Renaissance and affected the world as we know it today. Baghdad was a city flourishing with culture and was the capital of the Islamic Empire during its Golden Age under the Abbasid Dynasty.
Until today, architects and artists, draw inspiration and understanding from Ancient Egyptian art and architecture as they mastered it. The pyramids are masterpieces that bring wonders to other civilizations; they are marvel of human engineering and constructions. Also, the modern world has benefited greatly from the agricultural and irrigation techniques used by ancient Egyptians in the Nile Valley. Their success of their civilization depended heavily on their religious beliefs as it is what dominated and directed their lifestyle. To conclude, Ancient Egypt left an extraordinary imprint on the world today and many countries across the world value and houses their artifacts.
Mesopotamia was often called ‘The Cradle of Civilization ', and for many good reasons like writing, agriculture, and time. The Sumerians developed the first form of writing which was called"Cuneiform." This kind of writing was used mainly in trade, where the merchants could record information pertaining to a trade. Mesopotamians also used writing to record astronomy. Agriculture was another big step.
The Nile boat is made especially for trading and funeral transportation in the Nile (Johnson). A larger version of Nail boat is merchant ship. Merchant ship is the main transportation for trade for a long time. Ships were able to sail efficiently by wind and reduce the labor on ship (Johnson). More products are able to put aboard since the ship is design for trade transport.
The upper paleolithic era brought us many social and cultural innovations. From the development of art, to the continued development of useful tools and weapons, the people existing in this time were the true forbears of modern human civilization. The advances made in self-awareness are extremely apparent as well, with significant new trends in social networks and personal adornment leading to what would be the foundation of society as we know it. These things combined make the upper paleolithic one of the most important periods of human development. Although there were many advances before this period, the upper paleolithic brought us traditions which form the basis of modern art.