Ancient Egypt, Indus, And Mesopotamian Civilizations Essay

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The Earliest Known Civilizations
Egypt, Indus, and Sumerians or Mesopotamian are a combination of agrarianism, city life, government, social complexity, trade networks, and writing. That help construct earliest civilization known in the world history. Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Indus Valley civilizations are noted for their dense populations, urbanization processes, and cultural transformation. This organizational necessity was the result of innovation, communication, and the movement of populations. The early human civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Indus River Valley developed around rivers they were known as alluvial, or located in the plains surrounding a river. For Mesopotamia and Egypt, controlling where the water went, using irrigation, was critical to their survival. Irrigation allowed water to be used farther away from the river itself, thereby allowing more people to use the river water. The people of the river societies became so dependent on the rivers that they developed much of their culture and society around it. So, controlling the flood water was a necessity.
Mesopotamia covered the region known as Sumeria in southern Iraq between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, and extended north and east to parts of modern-day Syria, Turkey and Iran. Sumerians, in southern Mesopotamia were thought to be one of the first urban societies. It became a place with a growing population of labor, specialized people was supported by better built canals for irrigating…

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