Hist 126 Wk 1 - Nicole Barbour Hist. 126 Discussion...

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Nicole Barbour Hist. 126 Discussion Question 3 Rebecca Leber-Gottberg 6/22/09 The geography of a civilization is influential and has played a major role in the history and structure of societies. In both of the Sumerian and Egyptian civilizations they undoubtedly had similarities but like with everything they also portrayed differences. The Sumer civilization developed along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which brought fertile and prosperous soil. The floods, although bringing sediment to help with cultivation, also brought destruction of lives and washed way homes and crops. The territory was developed around the rivers and because of the certain geography that it had the Sumerians were able to develop larger, advanced, and self- reliant cities. The Egyptians, unlike some civilizations, had stability and power. The Egyptian civilization was developed near a river like the Sumerians; however, it was the Nile River. Like with the Sumerians, when it would flood it would leave rich and productive soil. However, instead of the floods ruining houses and harvest, it would protect the people from hunger. The Egyptians had to be near the river too but this created separation from other people and civilizations. With the geography of the land came tribulations as well as successes for each of
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Hist 126 Wk 1 - Nicole Barbour Hist. 126 Discussion...

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