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FC: River Valley Civilization China and Indus By Bethany Hines | Egypt | Mesopotamia
1: Table Of Contents Mesopotamia 2-3 Egypt 4-5 Indus 6-7 China 8-9
3: Mesopotamia Mesopotamia means the land between rivers in Greek. The two rivers surrounding Mesopotamia are the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The land in Mesopotamia is has very rich soil. The rivers flood Mesopotamia at least once a year. Their religion controls the government of Mesopotamia. they have learned a written language called cuneiform( see top picture). Mesopotamia has very little natural resources. they are polytheistic which means they believe in many gods. Mesopotamia also believed in slavery. Mesopotamians used irrigation to water their farms.
4: Egypt Egypt uses the Nile river as there main source of water. the climate is hot and cry in egypt. a desert surrounds egypt. the Nile river runs south to north instead of north to south. they were ruled by Pharaohs also known as kings who were seen as gods. | Egypt was polytheistic. Egypt believed the sun god was the most important. egypt used the Israelites as slaves. they were divided into upper and lower kingdoms until united in three thousand B.C. many of the people in egypt starved because of greatly reduced water and silt.
6: Indus Indus is between the Indus and Ganges river. monsoons which are seasonal winds bring Indus rain or dry air. The rivers that surround Indus flood a lot. the Himalayas are north of Indus. Indus is a subcontinent,and its cites are planned on a grid system. the major building are in the center of Indus cities. Indus has a very strong central government . Indus was also the beginning of the Hindu religion. Indus has a written language
9: China china has two major rivers the yellow river and the Yangtze river. these two rivers flood and leave behind loess. china Has the Himalayas south of them, and the Gobi dessert to the north of them. China saw their culture as center of there civilized world. Mandate of heaven Had divine Approval. China Used feudalism which means Kings give Nobles Land and Nobles give military service to the king. The the citizens of china family is the most important thing. China has been able to create wood buildings and also be able to use Bronze and iron working.