Ancient River Valley Civilizations Vs. Ancient Civilizations Essay

1125 Words Sep 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Civilizations everywhere have their own unique quirks, but it is what they contribute to society that leaves a lasting impression. Ancient river valley civilizations are both similar and different compared to their neighboring civilizations. One civilization, though, made the most lasting impact of them all. The three societies that stood out the most were the the Nubians/Kushites, the Akkadians, and the Babylonians. Geography played a major role in how the individuals of that particular civilization lived. The Nubians (also known as Kushites) lived in a fertile area of Africa which fueled agriculture. Both the Nubians and Akkadians used the Nile River Valley to farm. Although these two civilizations had this in common, the Nubians were located in Africa while the Akkadians were located in Iraq. Next, the Akkadians also lived in a fertile area (not in Africa, though). The Akkadians and Nubians both used the Red Sea as a water source. But while the Akkadians were located near the Tigris and Euphrates river, the Nubians were located far away from it. The Babylonians had a large empire stretched over a vast area. The Babylonians and the Akkadians were located near the Tigris and Euphrates river. But the Babylonians and the Nubians were located in very different regions. The geography of each of these places determined the ways that they lived.
Religion was also very important in all of the civilizations’ inhabitants daily life. Nubians actually shared some of the same gods…

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