Compare And Contrast Ancient Egypt And Ancient Greece

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Many ancient civilizations had a unique geography that would help shape and influence their cultures. Ancient Egypt and ancient Greece were approximately 1,500 miles apart from cross the Mediterranean Sea and had a different geographical makeup. Even though both these ancient cultures are different geographically, they both are similar in the way that they are influenced by their geography. The landscape of ancient Egypt and Greece played a huge role in influencing their culture, values, politics, and perspectives; as well as affected the connection between these civilizations and their neighbors. The landscape of Greece and Egypt were very different from one another. Greece is a very mountainous and hilly country, about 80% of Greece is …show more content…
The location of Greece helped shape different values for the Greeks. One value that the Greeks had was strength and power. The geography helped shape this because Greece had a lot of water around it which made it easy to become a military power house. They had the capability of going to war and protecting their society. When you think of the great wars in history the names most thought of are from the areas of Sparta and Athens which are both a part of Greece, just different city states. For the Egyptians, the most important value that the landscaped helped shape was that of respect of the Nile. The Nile was the main body of water so the Egyptians had to value it. It was the only body of water that could sustain life and provide a way for transportation. Another value linked to the Nile was cleanliness. The Egyptians valued their appearance heavily and the Nile was the location where most people bathed, or obtained the water to …show more content…
Both cultures have been influenced dramatically based upon their geographical makeup. Without their proximity to both their bodies of water I do not think they would have been the same culturally, politically, or their values. The Mediterranean Sea was what made it possible for Greece to be the power house it had become. The sea made travel to both trade and expand political conquests a reality. Everything around life in ancient Egypt was in direct relation to the Nile river. Egyptians relied on the Nile for everything from food to connecting both parts of

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