FC: Shelby Howell River Valley Civilizations
1: Table of Contents | 2-3 Egypt | 4-5 Mesopotamia | 6-7 Indus | 8-9 China
3: Egypt | -Ancient Egyptians used a form of writing called hieroglyphics. -They developed the 12 month calender. - Egypt was once separated into upper and lower kingdoms. - They mummify dead bodies. -One of the worlds oldest continuous civilization. - Egyptians were the first people to invent writing.
5: Mesopotamia | - Sumerians were polytheistic. - They developed the 60 second time period. - They created and used a form of writing called cuneiform. -Hammurabi was a famous emperor because he made the Hammurabi code. - Natural Resources there were very limited. - The name Mesopotamia means land between rivers.
7: Indus | - It is between Indus and Ganges rivers. - Has monsoons - Is a subcontinent because if has mountains to the north, rivers to the east and west, and a body of water to the south. - They planned their cities on a grid system - Always had their major buildings in the center. - Had a very strong central government. - Began the Hindu culture. - Created the plumbing and sewage system. - Used a written language.
9: China | - Himalayas are in China. -They saw their culture as the center of the civilized world. -They used written language. -Made wood buildings. - They had flood control and irrigation. -Believed your ancestors can pass down curses or blessings. - They believed in feudalism -They also believed in the mandate of heaven. - Floods left behind fertile soil. - High class people lived in wood houses and low class lived in huts.