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  • Indian Ocean Trade Case Study

    Mesopotamians were no strangers to the movement of goods across great land distances, but they also developed great port cities. Ur was one of the Mesopotamian cities that not only grew, but thrived, at its strategic location where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers enter the Persian Gulf. Located in such a prime location, Ur became a massive epicenter for commerce in the ancient times and was engaged in trade routes as far away as India (Mark). The long-distance trade, achieved through the…

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  • Differences And Similarities Between Ancient Egypt And Mesopotamia

    in Egypt protected its inhabitants. As well as, it unified a 750 length that gave the pharaoh an undefeatable attitude, which might explain why they did not feel the need to record their laws. Whereas, Mesopotamia had two rivers, Tigris and the Euphrates, which were shorter and unstable. Constant attacks led to the quick changes in their cultures that adapted to their previous customs, which could have led to the creation of Hammurabi’s Code to preserve the laws of the city-states…

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  • Similarities And Differences To The Ubaid Period Chiefdom Of Mesopotamia

    Archaeologists have investigated several significant evidences of the origins of ancient civilizations for the areas we call old world and new world. For the word of “old world,” it is meant the civilization around the near east, Mesopotamia and Egypt. On the other hand, the new world refers to the civilization of Mesoamerica, such as, Maya, Aztec, and Inca. Both civilizations might be characterized their societies into more complexity in early period. They captured similarities and differences…

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  • Emergence Of Cities Essay

    From the transition of the Neolithic era to the early agrarian era to the late agrarian era, populations increased, inventions continued to be created, and technologies advanced. Humans began to live an agricultural lifestyle which began in living in villages, villages became towns and towns became cities. The emergence of cities gave human history a new threshold of complexity. The textbook “Big History: Between Nothing and Everything” describes thresholds of complexity as a point where new and…

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  • The Negro Speaks Of Rivers By Langston Hughes

    have seen in their lifetime. In fact one could argue that rivers must be pretty wise. Then he explains to us just how that transformation took place. He must be one ancient man, because he has been around for thousands of years “I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young”( Roessel, Rampersad 8) , or could this simply entail that he has an “old soul”. To me, an old soul is someone whose spirit, or soul, has been through numerous iterations in life, on earth. They are called an old soul…

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  • Water Crisis In The Middle East

    Water is essential for any living organism to thrive in the environment. The problem the world is facing today is the water supply According to the World Economic Forum, a water crisis is the #1 global threat based on impact to society. The world’s population is predicted to increase to 9 million by the year 2050. This has already put pressure on local water resources resorting to decreased water for food, energy, and industrial production. One area in particular who’s suffering from water…

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  • Cultural Identity In Langston Hughes The Negro Speaks Of Rivers

    “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes compares the history and the soul of black communities to four great rivers around the world. The poem takes the reader on a historical journey through different places and times. It links black history with the birth of civilization and the creation of the world: “I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.” Hughes conception of the black experience and rich ancient existence in “The Negro Speaks…

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  • Historical Context Of The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    The fantastic story of The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the world’s oldest known documents to ever have been written down. Its main character is that of a human-like god, named Gilgamesh, who goes on the greatest journey of his life. With help from the gods along the way, he battles and faces many challenges that are new and exhilarating to his normally posh lifestyle. The Historical context of The Epic of Gilgamesh dates all the way back to around 2000 BCE. This story was written down by a…

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  • Mesopotamia Importance

    there was only an arc of land that was the only adequate farming land near Mesopotamia. • The historical importance of the word Mesopotamia is that this was one of the first city-states ever built. The reason for that is every year the Tigris and Euphrates River will flood Mesopotamia which will leave silt. Silt is great for farming. So, farmers will move to this area and the growth in population will cause the creation of city-states. • The historical significance of the phrase city-state is…

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  • How Did Harry S. Truman's Decision To Use Nuclear Weapon

    In 1945 April 12 Harry S. Truman becomes the head of the state. When Truman became the president he was rather unaware about the existence if the Manhattan Project and did not knew that the project was in any way related to atomic bomb. Moreover even though he had the freedom to change his group of advisers on foreign policies from previous president he did not do so. Some historians believe that Truman`s decision to use nuclear weaponry against Japan was the legacy of previous the United States…

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