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Humanities - Investigate 1 Iraq's Place in History Iraq has played probably one of the most important roles of any country in History We will start

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Investigate 1 Iraq’s Place in History Iraq has played probably one of the most important roles of any country in History. We will start at the  beginning of Iraq’s history in ancient Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia means between the rivers, specifically the  Tigris and the Euphrates rivers. This area is known as the Crescent of life, the first know presence of man on  earth was in ancient Mesopotamia.  The Sumerians were the first culture of people to develop a modern style of writing. The Sumerians inhabited  Sumer or southern Mesopotamia. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers are horrible rivers to live between because  they flood nearly every year. This has eroded the mountains in the north and deposited the silt in the river  valleys, the many years of silt deposits made it possible for the Sumerians to cultivate crops for the first time.  Sumerians also made advancements in construction practices. They started building large buildings to show off  their skills. The Ziggurat at Ur is one of the Sumerians buildings that have survived today. In roughly 2334 B.C. a king by the name of Sargon, who led the Akkadian army overthrew the Sumerian  government. During the Akkadian reign in Mesopotamia the leaders sent their armies throughout the known  world to create the world first empire. The Akkadian empire only lasted about 200 years before they were  overthrown by Guti, then by the Sumerians again. After the Sumerians were defeated by peoples from the east  they made Babylon the capital of the Empire. Ancient Iraq has always been a black of conflict. Many people  think that the area is a hot bed for violence because there is so much history in the area, others because it is  one of the few places in a desert to flourished. Bibliography Fiero, Gloria K. Landmarks in Humanities, McGraw-Hill Companies: New York 2009 Investigate 2 Yoga is said to be as old as civilization is-self, there is no physical evidence to support this though. Yoga is  believed to have began in the stone age with Shamanism. Both Yoga and Shamanism have similar styles that  are done to improve the condition of the person. Yoga began as a community oriented activity before it  eventually started focusing on the self. The first physical evidence that we have found of Yoga’s existence is 
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