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S: The 4 River Valley Civilization Mixbook

FC: The River Valley Civilization Project By: Teriq Burney

1: Table of Contents Table of contents pg.1 Egypt pg.2 Egypt pg.3 Mesopotamia pg.4 Mesopotamia pg.5 China pg.6 China pg.7 India pg.8 India pg.9

2: -In ancient times pharaohs would be ruled as rulers but seen as gods -When the pharaohs die, they are mummified and are buried in a sacred pyramids -Everyone were divided into upper and lower kingdoms until united in 3000 B.C. -Most Egyptians at that time were polytheistic -The pharaohs used slavery to do work such as making the pyramids and used as servants

3: - Egypt is mostly surrounded by a desert, it is mostly a dry/hot climate -The Nile river was the main source of food, water, and other supplies - Hierogylphics were made to be symbols for a type of written language -Geometry was made by the Egyptians to build the pyramids

4: -Known as the land between the 2 rivers, Mesopotamia was the land that is know called Iraq -In the land of Mesopotamia they used irragation -Whenever the rivers flood they produce a rich soil called silt that is made for planting anything -Most Mesopotamians were polytheistic, which means that they believed in many gods -The religion controls the whole government -The Hammurabi Code was made to be laws of Mesopotamia -All city states were at war with each other

5: - | =Their written language was called cuneiform -The Mesopotamians made up the 60 sec unit - The wheel and sails were the basic transportation

6: -China would be found to the south of the Himalayas Mts. and south to the north of Gobi Desert -The main rivers that were used for resources were the Huang He and Yangtze -When the rivers flooded it produces a fertile soil called loess -China had also used irrigation -Most houses and buildings were made of wood

7: -The Great Wall of China was built through more than 20 dynasties -The Chinese saw there culture at the center of a civilized world -China believed in Feudalism -The royal authority was called the Mandate of heaven -There were 4 dynasties that ruled part of china:The Zhou, Han, Yuan, and Qing

8: -India is located between the Indus and Ganges rivers -India is also known as a subcontinent -India would be found to the north of the Himalaya mountains -Throughout the year, there would be powerful winds called monsoons which are seasonal winds that bring rain or dry air -India has a strong central government

9: -They plan cities on a grid system which we would call blocks -The major buildings would be placed in the center of the city -This is where the beginning of Hinduism formed -At that time most people were polytheistic which means that they believe in many gods

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