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    any other class, both men and women went to school, and they lived the luxury life. The middle class consisted of merchants, artisans, and scribes. The middle class was just above the lower class, they had better clothing and better homes. The lower classes during this time period were the commoners and slaves, which is not as bad as they have portrayed it to be. The slaves and the commoners still had clothing, jewelry and houses, but they didn 't have anything remotely equivalent to the others of higher class. The wealthy controlled the Tigris and Euphrates River for transportation and irrigation, which resulted in countless boundary disputes over luxury goods. The goods that were mainly used during this time period were timber, stone, and…

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    Herbert Mason’s translation of Gilgamesh presents a very unique dynamic in the central relationship of the epic between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Scholars have come to the understanding that that the relationship portrayed in this version is different from that found in earlier translations of the text, but Mason’s portrayal seems to represent the most honest image of the situation. Gilgamesh and Enkidu cannot fully be equals because Gilgamesh is seen first as a god-king and Enkidu is identified as…

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    The Indus Valley and Mesopotamia were two ancient civilizations who thrived off of the banks of prominent rivers. These two civilizations relied on the rivers for social interaction, health, transportation, food, and water. Even though the rivers started these two civilizations, they also may have been the cause to their collapse. The Indus Valley is located on the north western side of a country now known as India. The Indus Valley consists of five prominent cities that surround the Indus…

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    Western civilization arose in Mesopotamia and Egypt about 3500-3000 BCE ruled by kings supported by educated priestly classes and share power with an economic and military elite. However, it was slave-based with a society of hierarchical and stratified surrounded by palaces and temples. Mesopotamia means “between the rivers,” which is where it all started known as Iraq and part of Turkey and Syria located between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers in the valleys of the Middle East (Matthews et…

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    Mesopotamia, the area of Tigris-Euphrates river system is well known as the cradle of civilization. As the “land between the rivers” Mesopotamia received abundant water resource from the Tigris and Euphrates that attracted many cultures to migrated and settled for its agricultural potential. As a result, civilizations of Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and Babylon were emerged in Mesopotamia. The world’s first cities were built by the Sumerians and later developed to city-states as population grew.…

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    During the Stone Age, many different cities and struggled and starved because of one thing. Which is lack of water and other natural resources. So you can understand why the Mesopotamia and the Nile River was significant. It helped the environment as well as the people there. Water was now available anytime it was needed, farming and agriculture also expanded, making it easy make crops for families. Also civilizations came to past with the rise of cities, therefore beginning the New Stone Age.…

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    difficult. 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…

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    Geographical location and climate play an important part in early civilization’s lives. Based on these two factors, these civilization’s worldviews, religious beliefs, and political structure were influenced greatly. Mesopotamia was located near the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers. This is a very fertile area. Rainfall was minimal in this area, so these people were very dependent on these rivers to supply water for their irrigation systems. Agriculture was a major part in the lives of those in…

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    Mesopotamian Civilization

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    civilizations or empires. First, The“Fertile Crescent” between the Tigris and Euphrates river allowed for increased agricultural success, paving the way for agrarian society. Furthermore, Mesopotamian and Egyptian government commenced with similar political structure but soon after developed into two distinct empires. The fall of the Mycenaean empire led to various reforms which ultimately resulted in the shift from rule by Kings to an Assembly style government. The modern world today has…

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    Though it maintained close trading ties with Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is the area around the tigris and Euphrates rivers. Unlike the Nile these rivers were faster flowing and had more unpredictable flooding. The farmers had to deal vary differently with their rivers then the Egyptians did. They built large irrigation networks and canals between the tigris and Euphrates allowing the usual floods the flow into the other instead of damaging the cities and towns. Unlike in Egypt the mesopotamians…

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