Nile Valley Civilization

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In order to start a successful civilization, you must have five things: location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. You must choose a good location because your location will influence the skills and ideas. For example, using the ideas and skills from your neighboring tribe to survive. Next, you have to select the right place so that the physical features that you have will successfully meet your needs. The physical features include having bodies of water, a good climate, great soil quality to grow crops and raise cattle, recourses for trade, and plant and animal life. Also, you must have human-environment reaction so you can grow surplus to feed your people and to use for trade. This may also lead to technology …show more content…
The Nile Valley was located along the Nile river and other parts of Africa. Without the Nile river, Egypt would have been swallowed by the barren deserts that surround it. The Nile Valley civilization had to conquer many tribulations that could have lead to the decline of power and eventually, the end of the civilization. One of major event that help the civilization thrive, was the yearly flood of the Nile River. By this annual flood occurring, the Egyptians were able to grow crops because the flood brought rich silt, or soil. Another difficulty that had to be overcome was uniting the lands. In 3100 B.C., Menes, the king of the Upper Kingdom, united the two regions so a highway could be built to send officials or armies into towns along the …show more content…
Women were treated with higher class and great independence due to Egyptian law by Ramses II. Learning was used by hieroglyphics, or picture writing, that was later changed to a written language called ideograms. Advances in science and medicine were remarkable due to the knowledge of the human body and the ability to read stars.
The civilization that I am going to compare and contrast the Nile Valley to is the Indus Valley. The Indus Valley was located on the region known as South Asia or the Subcontinent of India. This region had fertile land due to the Indus, Ganges, and the Brahmaputra rivers. One of the most defining features was the seasonal monsoons. In October, the monsoons bring hot air that that kill crops and during May, the monsoons do the opposite by bringing wet air that brings floods that causes starvation.
One interesting fact about the Indus Valley is that this civilization survived for 1,000 years then disappeared without a trace. Currently, there is no trace of Kings, Queens, tax records, literature, or famous victories. But, what archeologists do know is that there were two well-planned cities named Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. These cities were so planned out that they had modern day plumbing that led to sewers beneath the streets. All houses were built from rectangular

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