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BC: The End

FC: River valley civilization By: Skyler Riker

1: Table of contents | pg: 1 Title page pg: 2-5 Mesopotamia pg: 6-9 Indus pg: 10-13 China pg: 14-17 Egypt

2: Mesopotamia has two rivers that frame it and they are the tigris and the euphrates. | Mesopotamia | The main religion in Mesopotamia at that time was polytheism. | Mesopotamia means the land between two rivers.

3: Mesopotamia is mostly desert. | Mesopotamia's government was called a polytheistic theocracy. | Sumerians created a system of writing called cuneiform.

4: Every city had their own god or goddess who owned everything and everyone. | Historians believe that the summerians created the wheel, the sail, and the plow. | Mesopotamia was the first civilization.

5: social class | priests | upper class | lower class | slaves | priests were at the top then was upper class followed by lower class slaves were the very bottom

6: Indus | Most of the Indus valley people were farmers. | There government was assumed to have powerful leader such as kinds or priest. | The Indus civilization flourished for about 1,000 years.

7: The people of the Indus valley were said to be polytheistic. | The Indus valley people came up with plumbing and a sewage system. | Harappan had a writing system but is not yet decoded.

8: The game of chess was invented in India. The housing of Harappans suggested that social division was not good.

9: The Indus civilization was located between the Indus and Ganges rivers. India is the largest democracy in the world.

10: China | Other than the Mongols the Chinese believed they were the only ones on the earth. The Chinese social class was divided between the nobles and peasants, a ruling class of warrior-nobles headed by a king governed china.

11: China had dynasties and they were feudalism. The Zhou dynasty produced roads, canals, coined money, flood control and irrigation. China's spoken language and written language have no relations at all. The chines calender is based on the lunar cycle In china the family is closely related to the religion. The Chinese believed that the spirits of the family ancestors had the power to bring good fortune or disaster to living members of the family.

12: Chopsticks were invented during the Shang dynasty. | The written language for china was called calligraphy.

13: The great wall of china took over 1700 years to build.

14: Egypt | Egyptians worshiped more than 2,000 gods and goddesses. | The earliest known wine cellars have been discovered in Egypt.

15: Egyptians used slavery. The Egyptians used papyrus for paper. | The Egyptians believed in internal life for the kings.

16: The Nile River is the biggest in the world. | Both Egyptian men and women would wear makeup.

17: Cement was developed in Egypt. | Egyptian's believed that the world was flat and round. | Pharaohs would never let their hair be seen.

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