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  • Three Coinciding Traits Of A Civilization
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    Sumerian Civilization Civilizations have been created throughout the history of the world. There have been hundreds of established civilizations that have worked because of three important key traits. A civilization must have cities, specialized workers, and some form of writing system. (Krieger. et. al. 31, 32) These three things are what scholars believe make a culture "civilized". (Krieger. et. al. 31) The Sumerians, who lived in the southern part of Mesopotamia, are known as the first group ...
  • Sumerian Civilization
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    As new civilizations began to form across the western world, each civilization realized how important urbanization, writing, political consent and specialization were. However the most important element to the survival of these new civilizations was geography. The geography and location of early civilizations, allowed them to expand and become highly advanced civilizations. Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, became the first civilized territory in the world, between 3...
  • Egyptian And Sumerian Civilizations
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    Two civilizations of the "Old World" were Egyptian and Sumerian. They both lived in parts of the Middle East; Egyptians lived on the Nile, while the Sumerians lived in Mesopotamia (between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers). The Egyptians believed that the afterlife was either total and complete damnation or a "Happy Field of Food". The Sumerians also believed in an afterlife but theirs was thought to be dreary and desolate. Although the Egyptians and Sumerians had a lot in common they also had a ...
  • First High Civilization
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    Ancient Near East Essay written by David Roy Harmon Millions of years ago the procreant low lands in the river basins of Euphrates and Tigris was probably the home of some animal life, but no great civilizations. However, things change over time, and just a few thousand years ago the same fertile low lands in the river basins of Euphrates and Tigris became the home of a very rich and complex society. This first high society of man was located in what some still call Mesopotamia. The word Mesopot...
  • Sumerian Civilization
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    The epic of Gilgamesh was found in the mid nineteenth century, written on over twenty five thousand clay tablets. After much studying and deciphering, this ancient Sumerian epic has finally been translated, though many of the tablets have not been found. it appears that all the most important elements of the story probably existed as separate poems when they were first written. One of the oldest pieces of literature found today, Gilgamesh is at least 1,500 years older than Homer's epics, and was...

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