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What common factors led to the rise and fall of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations
Transcript of What common factors led to the rise and fall of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations
What common factors led to the the rise and fall of the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations?
Mesopotamia was the birth place of all modern civilization. They had the first languages, cities and alphabet.
*They were the first human beings that came from Africa to the cooler climates and lush farmland known as the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent is the land between the two rivers.
*First food surpluses.
*First opportunity to stay in a fixed location.
*People were eventually free to pursue specialized jobs like : scribes, medicine man, builders, priests, architects, solders, and many other jobs.
*Mesopotamia, at different times, suffered droughts and floods due to causes which were unknown to them.
*Foreign invaders wen into Mesopotamia for hundreds of years at a time.
*The power went to the Egyptians to the Babylonians, to the Persians, to the Assyrians and eventually to the Romans.
*Conquerors would take the land which was worth taking at the time.
*The land had stories behind it so when someone took a land another would come and get it.