Comparing Mesopotamian Civilization And Indus River Valley Civilization

1480 Words Sep 27th, 2014 6 Pages
In this essay I will be comparing the political and social structures of the Mesopotamian and the Indus river valley civilizations. To begin I will give you a little back ground about the Mesopotamian civilization and the Indus river valley civilizations. The Mesopotamian civilization began at about 3500 B.C. The Mesopotamian civilization was in between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Mesopotamian civilization created the first cities known as city-states. The Mesopotamian civilization also created the first real armies. The Indus river valley civilization began at about 2500 B.C. The Indus river valley civilization was located along the southern part of the Indus River. Their largest city Mohenjo-Daro was located where present day Pakistan is located. However the Indus river valley civilization stretches across present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. The Indus river valley civilization was the most endurable and largest civilization.
Both the Mesopotamian civilization and the Indus river valley civilization have many similarities and differences when it comes to comparing and contrasting political and social structures. I will do this by covering different ideas that relate to political and social structures of the Indus river valley and the Mesopotamian civilizations. The ideas I will cover are as follows Language and writing, government, social structures, and religion. Other ideas will be thrown in as the essay progresses.
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