Comparing The Indus River Valley Civilization Essay

1556 Words Sep 25th, 2014 7 Pages
Living by a river is hard now but try living near one in 2500 B.C.E., with limited tools, knowledge, and understanding of the seasons and what they brought. Somehow very know Egyptian civilizations the Indus and Nile River Valley civilizations were able to live along the Nile River. Being so close together you would think that the Nile and Indus River Valley civilizations would be similar; but they are very different. In this essay we will begin to compare and contrast these two civilizations pointing out important differences and similarities. The Indus River Valley civilization was created around 2500 B.C.E. It was went from present day India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan. The civilization was surrounded by mountains and the Arabian Sea. This helped defend the civilization against sickness, disease, and attacks. Being by the river the water fertilized and irrigated their crops. Since they were near a river boats became a main way of transportation because it was the most obvious way of transportation. The Nile River Valley civilization was created around 2000 B.C.E which makes it older than the Indus River Valley civilization. The Nile River civilization had some very important geographic locations. Being by the river it would flood from early summer months until mid-winter months. This would bring new rich soil while washing away waste from the civilization basically cleansing the land around them. If that was not enough help for them the seas…

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