Bronze Age Empires

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Unformatted text preview: Bronze Age Empires Indus Valley Harappa and Mohenjo-daro Dravidian Aryans Sanskrit Indo- European languages Hyskos Hittites First International System Minoans and Mycenaeans Linear B Land and Sea Peoples Quiz Question Egypt during the Old Kingdom. o Developed a complex administrative system. Review Mesopotamia before o Undivided city-states o Development of a state society with kings at the top o Sargon United all the city states into a unified empire Egypt Old Kingdom (2686-2181) Development of a state with an absolute ruler with scribes below him and other bureaucrats Cultural ideal was stability under the rule of the pharaoh o Scribes entered into rule even if you werent a part of noble birth, had to work way up hierarchy Associated with the pyramids o Why build pyramids? Propaganda, symbol of power and respect Political and religious symbolism The use of corvee labor Kept people busy during the wet season Social stability mechanism the pyramids built Egypt 50 years of work brought together everyone Middle Kingdom (ca. 2065-1650) Thebes Periods of unity are called kingdoms, others are called intermediate periods Reason for crumbling o Local elites wanted to ignore the center, not paying taxes Ca. 2350 Sumerian trade with Meluhha (Indus?) Indus Valley civilization Ca. 6000 BCE, followed similar pattern of development o Villages, domesticating animals, shifting from hunting-gathering...
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