S: the hoods
FC: alexis hill | facts of the 1st four river valleys
1: p.2-3 Mesopotamia p.4-5 Egypt p. 6-7 Indus p. 8-9 china | content
2: "land between two rivers" -Hammurabi's code was the first set of written laws.(based on an eye for an eye) -slavery Cuneiform was the written language.
3: Ziggurats were the holy temple & the government. -also known as the fertile crescent. | Mesopotamia
5: -Nile river provides fertile land.flows south to north. -surrounded by the desert,dry&hot climate -polytheistic,sun god is the most important. papyrus was their paper from a plant. mummification was the process they used to preserve the body for after life.
6: -between Indus & Ganges river. -planned cities on grids.with all the major buildings in the center. -strong central government. | Indus
7: -plumbing&sewage system. -written language but historians are unable to understand the language.
8: between yellow (huanghe) & Yangtze rivers. -flood & leaves behind loess (fertile soil) -saw their culture as the center of civilized world. -family is central,ancestor bring curses & blessings. | china
9: -great wall of china -wood buildings -flood control& irrigation.