FC: The Four River Valleys Scott Krawczyk
1: Table of contents | Egypt China Indus Valley Mesopotamia
2: Egypt | Egyptians Created mummification.
3: Egyptians made pyramids for their pharaohs.
4: The Nile river flows north through Egypt. Egypt's government was a theocracy. Most of Egypt is a dessert. The Mediterranean sea is to the north of Egypt. The Red sea is to the east of Egypt.
5: Egypt developed hieroglyphics. Egyptians were polytheistic. Egypt is in Africa.
6: China Families worshiped their ancestors in China.
7: The Yellow and Yangtze rivers flow through china. The Chinese saw their culture as the center of the civilized world. The Qin dynasty created the Great Wall of China.
8: India Borders China.
9: The Himalayan mountains are on the border of china and India. China was known for its empire. The Han dynasty Created public schools for boys only.
10: China had wooden buildings. | The Mekong river flows southeast through china.
11: Indus Valley Indus valley used a grid system to build.
12: Hindu religion started here. | The Indus Valley is between the Indus and Ganges rivers. The Himalayans are to the north.
13: The major buildings are to the center. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion. Indus Valley has a strong central government.
14: The Arabian sea is to the west of the Indus valley. The bay of Bengal is the the east of the Indus valley. The Great Indian dessert takes up most of India.
15: Mesopotamia Mesopotamian religion didn't believe in the afterlife.
16: Mesopotamian religion also believed that they were gods servants. Mesopotamian people invented the wheel,plow,irrigation systems and the sailboat.
17: Priests would read the liver of chickens to see what the gods wanted for a sacrifice. Priests controlled the irrigation system and had more power then the king and queen. Mesopotamia was the very first civilization. Each city-state had its own god.
18: Mesopotamian religion based on 4 main gods. Earth,water,air,and heavens. the Tigris and Euphrates rivers make the fertile crescent.
19: The Mesopotamians came up with a written language called cuneiform.