FC: River Valley Civilizations | By: Grayson Rayne
1: Table of Contents | Mesopotamia..........2-3 Egypt..........4-5 Indus..........6-7 China..........8-9
2: Mesopotamia -Mesopotamia is land between two rivers. - Mesopotamia is between the Tigris and Euphrates river. - When these two rivers flooded they produced silt witch made it easy to grow crops. - Most people there are polytheistic, witch means they believe in only one god. - One of the Mesopotamia leaders came up with one of the first book of laws called the Hammurabi's code.
3: -Mesopotamians invented the wheel and sail the make transportation easier. -Mesopotamians used a plow to make farming easier. | -Mesopotamians had a written language called cuneiform. -Mesopotamians came up with the 60 second time unit that we use today.
4: Egypt -The Nile river provides fertile land. -Egypt has a hot dry climate. -A desert surrounds the river valley. -Pharaohs ruled as king and they wee seen as a god. -The Egyptians are polytheistic. -The Egyptians used slavery to help them build things. -Mummification was used to preserve the body for the afterlife.
5: -The river valley was divided into upper and lower kingdoms until united in 3000 B.C. -Egyptians had a written language called Hieroglyphics. -Egyptians built pyramids to use for tombs.
6: Indus -Indus is between the Indus and Ganges rivers. -Monsoons are seasonal winds that bring rain or dry air. -The rivers flood and produce silt. -The Himalayas are to the North of the river valley. -Planned cities on a grid system and that is called blocks. -There is a major building in the center called a citadel.
7: -Indus had a strong central government. -Indus had started the Hindu culture. -The Indus people were polytheistic> -The Indus people invented plumbing and sewage system.
8: China -The China river valley is between Yellow and Yangtze rivers. -When these rivers flood it makes the ground fertile. -The Himalaya mountains are to the south of the river valley. -The Gobi Desert is to the North. -The China people saw there culture as the center of civilized world. -The China people believed in the mandate of heaven, the ruler had divine approval.
9: -Feudalism is when the king gives noble land, noble gives military service to the king. -The China people believed that ancestors bring blessings or curses. -The china people had a written language. -The China people had flood control and irrigation.