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1: Contents Mesopamia p.2-3 Egypt p4-5 Indus p6-7 China p8-9

2: over six thousand years ago,two river from a mountain helped create. . Mesopotamia | the two rivers were called tigiris and Euphrates. By3000 bc, Sumerian had many cities but they all had their own government. | the Sumerian believed in many gods ,which is called polytheism. one of the most powerful gods they believed in was Enlil, god of storm and air.

3: Their biggest accomplishment was the code of Hammurabi,which were the first written laws The Sumerian also invented the plow. Their written language was cuneiform.. they also had wheels and saILS that made travel easier. | Social class | Kings,landholders,and some priests framers and shopkeepers slaves

4: The longest river in the world,the Nile River flow northward in. . . Egypt | The pharaohs ruled as gods, this type of government is called theocracy. when the pharaohs died the Egyptians mummified them then put them in a pyramid. | Pharaohs were the highest social class. THere was a upper and lower kingdom until 3000 bc.

5: The early Egyptians were ploythesic, which means they believe in many gods. they though so highly of the Nile they worshiped it as a god. Egypt was considered the gift of the Nile. | They wrote in hieroglyphics which means sacred carving. Egyptians also developed a system for written numbers that allowed them to count, add, and subtract.

6: the Indus is where the rivers Indus and Ganges flowed. | Indus is where its believed the Hindu realign got started. Animals were very important part of the Indus people's culture. | The Indus people were the first to build a sewer system. But what they were most famous for was their planned city grids.

7: TheIndus people had a strong central government. This great city fell to decay around 1750 bc. | Their written language was Harapan, which has never been deciphered. Indus valley civilization was sometimes called the harapan civilization

8: Where the Huang he and the Chang JIang rivers flow that is were you will find . . . China | China's government was feudalism, which means king gives noble man land, then nobleman gives the king military service. A just ruler had divine approval called Mandate to Heaven. | The family was super important in the early Chinese society. THe Chinese believed that their ancestors brought them good and bad luck. When a girl was 13 -16 she was married off.

9: They were the first to make wood buildings. | The early Chinese saw themselves as the center of the civilized world. The shang society was strongly divided between peasants and nobles. In China , to be a true scholar you had to learn 10000 characters of their language.

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