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River Valley Civilizations

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S: River Valley Civilizations:Lucas Santiago

FC: River Valley Civilizations Lucas Santiago

1: Table of Contents China..........p.2-3 Egypt..........p.4-5 Indus...........p.6-7 Mesopotamia...p.8-9

2: -They constructed their buildings of wood. -They had a written language. -They worked a lot with bronze and iron. -Mandate of Heaven was a part of their culture,which means that their rulers had divine approval. -They also use feudalism which is where the king gives a noble land and in return the noble gives the king military service.

3: -The Himalayan Mountain range is south of China. -China was between the Yellow River(Huang He) and Yangtze River. -China saw their culture as the center of the civilized world. -China worshiped their ancestors. -China used an early form of irrigation. | China

4: -Egyptians wrote using hieroglyphics. -Egyptians mummified their pharaohs and put them in pyramids which are tombs for pharaohs. | -The Nile River flows south to north and is one of the only two rivers in the world to do so. -Desert surrounds Egypt. -Egyptians believe in polytheism and believe the sun god is one of the most important gods in their religion.

5: -The Nile River provides fertile soil. -Pharaohs ruled as kings and are seen as gods. -Egypt has a hot and dry climate. -Egypt used slave labor. -Egyptians used papyrus for paper. | Egypt

6: -The major buildings in Indus were located in the center of the city. -Indus used an early form of plumbing and sewage systems. -Indus had a written language. -Indus had a strong central government. -Indus was located between the Indus and Ganges Rivers.

7: -Indus is considered a subcontinent because it is geographically set apart from the rest of the continent. -Indus experiences monsoons which are seasonal winds that bring rain or dry air. -The Himalayan Mountains are to the north of Indus. -Indus had their cities planned on a grid system. -The Hindu culture started in Indus. | Indus

8: -they had a written language called cuneiform. -People used slaves for manual labor. -The city states in Mesopotamia were always at war. | -Mesopotamia has limited natural resources. -Mesopotamia used an early form of irrigation. -Mesopotamia invented the wheel and sail for easier transportation.

9: -Mesopotamia is between the Tigris and Euphrates River. -The religion controls the government. -The plow was invented in Mesopotamia to make farming easier. -They believe in polytheism which is a belief in many gods. | Mesopotamia

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