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Medoro 1 Andrew Medoro HST 121 BA 10 September 2010 In our previous lectures we have learned of a variety of early civilizations that inhabited the areas of the early Mediterranean as well as the Fertile Crescent (the modern day Middle East). During our discussions we covered several civilizations including the Ancient Egyptians, Mesopotamia, and Nubia, these particular civilizations all share similar and different characteristics that have helped to shape the way in which these ancient civilizations lived their lives, and inevitably the way in which we live ours. The Ancient Egyptians (3100-1087 B.C.E.) inhabited an area similar to modern day Egypt, with the majority of their people concentrated around the Nile River. This is result of their geographical surroundings, with very few water sources available all life essentially revolved around the Nile River and its seasonal floods. As the Nile was the source and power of their agricultural productivity it is only natural that their religion in a sense revolved around it. For example two of their main deity’s Isis and Osiris stories of origin occur within proximity to the Nile and eventually explain the habitual flooding and resource use which ultimately shapes their civilization. The Nubians (3800-3100 B.C.E.) on the other hand share a great number of cultural similarities with the Egyptians in part due to their geographic proximity to them
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course HST 121 taught by Professor Goldy during the Spring '05 term at Miami University.

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