Nile River Valley Civilizations

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As the civilization grew the Nile River Valley was a civilization that depended mainly on the Nile River to provide food and fertile soil, along with water. Back then people had to work together to control what they called "The annual flood" which brought more water and also brought more soil to the areas. Around 3100 B.C. the king of Upper Egypt, Menes, united the upper and lower part of Egypt. The Nile River helped to make the first unified state. Egypt was once divided into three time periods: The Old Kingdom, The Middle Kingdom, and The New Kingdom. The Old Kingdom had rulers called pharaohs, they also had viziers who controlled things for the government such as collecting taxes, farming, and the irrigation system. They also were the …show more content…
The Indus Valley had specialized jobs, the Nile River Valley did not. The Nile also had pyramids and rulers called pharaohs while the Indus River Valley didn 't. The Indus River Valley had "classes" which were based on what job you had, the Nile River Valley did not have classes. The Nile River Valley civilization was split into 3 time periods, the Indus River Valley did not have the problem of being overtaken or invaded. The Nile River flooded only once but for a long period of time, the Indus River flooded twice but for shorter periods of time. Because of this it made it harder for the Nile River Valley civilization, if the annual flood doesn 't come then it is going to have a very bad effect on them because they rely so much on the flood to provide water and to provide fertile soil needed for crop which in turn provide …show more content…
The Nile River Valley was founded in Egypt and the Indus River Valley was in India. The Nile was taken over by invaders, while The Indus just disappeared. We believe it was do to a natural cause, maybe flash flooding, either that or it was invaded and it 's people abandoned the city. Thanks to these two civilizations they helped pave the way for future nomads who would also eventually settle down. Although they had many different good ideas on how to help their civilizations grow there were also some bad effects when staying in one place. For one if you over farm the soil starts to lose fertility and makes it harder and harder every year to grow more crops especially if you have a growing civilization. Over-farming can also cause rivers to become too salty and so people wouldn 't have water to drink forcing them to have to move to another place with fresh water and more fertile soil for crops. These could be very good reasons as to why people who are nomads do a better job with not harming the environment, they move from place to place and only come back to the same place when the crops were in season and once they ran out they moved on another place allowing for those same crops to re-grow again instead of forcing more crops to grow and using up all the soil 's nutrients like you would do with farming. Nomads also did not waste anything, if they killed an animal they would make sure to

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