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Unformatted text preview: Mesopotamia); the next was Egypt , along the Nile River; the third was in the Indus River valley between current day India and Pakistan (sometimes referred to by the names of its major cities, Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa); and the fourth was in the northeast of current-day China (developed first along the Yellow River, and later on the Yang-tze River as well). All four locations shared the common feature of being built around one or more major rivers . This shared feature can be attributed to the fact that the soil fertility and water access provided by a river delta was extremely beneficial for producing the rich agricultural harvests needed to support the population densities of a city. These rivers would also have provided an avenue for trade among the early cities in each region....
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