Western Civilization Essay Question 1

Western - Western Civilization Essay Question 1 Many developments of the early civilizations were used in the later western civilizations The

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Western Civilization Essay Question 1 Many developments of the early civilizations were used in the later western civilizations. The Mesopotamian religious myths were the foundation of Christianity. The Hebrews wrote the Old Testament which included the stories of Adam and Eve and the Flood. The Egyptian gods and Greek gods had similarities. Also, the Greeks created the power of the individual which lead to Romans expansion of universal citizenship. The Sumerians settled in Mesopotamia which is modern day Iraq. They started technological revolutions in fields such agriculture, mathematics, and architecture but most importantly they created the first form of cuneiform writing. This allowed the Sumerians to write stories which will eventually turn into the foundation of Christianity. There are many parallels between the Sumerian’s religious myths and the Hebrew stories of the Garden of Eden and the Flood. The Epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian piece of literature, describes the peace and fruitfulness of the land of Eden. The land of Eden is where Adam and Eve first lived in the biblical story. Also, there are many similarities between the Flood and the story of Noah’s Ark. In Noah’s Ark, Noah had to save the animals from a giant flood. Lastly, the quarrel between Cain and Abel was taken from the Sumerians too. The Hebrews included all of these stories in the Old
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2010 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Giannone during the Spring '08 term at Monmouth University-West Long Branch.

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