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    River Valley Civilizations Tigris and Euphrates River Valley Civilization Mesopotamia was an ancient valley located in the eastern Mediterranean; this means “between two rivers” in Greek. This is where all modern societies came from, and they had a sophisticated way of doing things. Mesopotamia is modern day Iraq, and it was located between two rivers: Tigris and Euphrates. Mesopotamia lacked an adequate supply of water, so these rivers gave provided water for them. The rivers played a great role in Mesopotamian civilization, and this contributed to its status of being called the “cradle of civilization”. When the two rivers overflowed by flooding, the land would become fertile because of the thick mud that was deposited. This rich soil also…

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    For instance, cities situated along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers built irrigation systems, an artificial application of water to the land. This stimulated farm-production tremendously and made possible to support thousands and thousands of people (42). This invention shows that at this point in time, humans were in an advanced state in society. Following this development, people were also more engaged in learning new things, such as how to smelt copper or how to harness power. Indeed, growth…

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    Euphrates River

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    In this poem by Langston Hughes, we are quickly informed on the speakers knowledge of rivers. Being that much time has past throughout the timeline explained in the poem, the reader can conclude that the speaker is ancient. He is a very wise man who has a lot of stories to tell. Each river listed in this poem has its own function and meaning. Understanding these will enable the reader to grasp the meaning of the poem itself. The Euphrates River symbolizes the beginning or dawn of time. Just…

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    Knowing that, I knew this was one of the first civilizations from the ancient world. Geography The Sumer civilization started at the Persian Gulf in the southernmost part of Mesopotamia between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers. This area later became Babylonia and is now southern Iraq from around Baghdad to the Persian Gulf . The word Mesopotamia comes from a greek word meaning “between rivers”. Estimated, the Euphrates river is about 1,740 miles and the Tigris river is about 1,180 miles in…

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    Genesis In Insauna

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    Inanna in the very first line, “In the first days, in the very first days” and in the Genesis by the repetition of the phrase “And there was evening and there was morning, a first day,” which changes later in the text to “a second day,” then “a third day”, all the way to seven days (Genesis, verse 1, pg 1-2) (Wolkstein, pg 4). Imagery related to gardens is also present in both origin stories. In the Torah, God “[plants] a garden in Eden” in which is a tree that holds “the knowledge of good and…

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    to settle and farm, instead of living a nomadic lifestyle. A gift from the God’s – Polytheistic worship – were believed to be the annual floods of the Nile. The annual floods ensured that farmers had enough food and nutrients to grow an adequate amount of food. Mesopotamia was also another thriving civilization. The word Mesopotamia means “between two rivers”, and these two rivers are Euphrates and Tigris. The Fertile Crescent, was indeed the best area to start a civilization, because of the…

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    The Earliest civilization in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East was Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is bordered on its sides by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia, in fact, is Greek for “between the rivers.” The rise of Sumerian Civilization began when the first Sumerian cities began in the lower part of Mesopotamia, and Sumer became a great empire inside of Mesopotamia. The Indus River Valley Civilization is the first civilization in India. The Indus Valley is located in the…

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    Sumer's Achievements

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    As early as 3200 BCE, civilizations began to develop. These civilizations grew over time and became the basis for civilization today. One of the earliest civilizations known is Sumer, which was located in modern day southern Iraq. Sumer developed from small towns and eventually turned into one of the most influential civilizations. Many factors played a role in the rise and rule of Sumer, until its fall in 1900 BCE. Sumer was located in Mesopotamia, which was in modern day Iraq.…

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    Since 2001, the United States special operations forces have been fighting the war on terror. It remains the longest war in American history. The decision to go to war with Iraq was unpopular with the American people, and for those who supported it in congress faced a political backlash. The president received authorization from Congress to declare war on Iraq due to their alleged involvement in the Sep 11 attack and their alleged possession of Weapons of Mass Destructions. On May 19, 2003,…

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    Essay On Mesopotamia

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    Mesopotamia was a place between two rivers. Mesopotamia is often called the land between two rivers. The rivers that Mesopotamia are called the Tigris river and the Euphrates river. It is in the middle of modern Iraq. mesopotamia is known for its rich soil, which is formed by the rivers. They created the first written language and the first official religion. Three different groups of people lived here. These groups were the Sumerians, the akkadians, and the Babylonians. Sumerians were the…

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