It was located in southern Mesopotamia on a branch of the Euphrates River and had an urban area of 250 acres.
Between 3500 and 3100 bce, river-basin societies arise, and how were Uruk's large public structures and temples?
It was perched high above the plain because of the lime-plastered surface of niched mud-brick walls.
Col develop across Afro-Eurasia during this ored stone cones arranged in elaborate geometric patterns, and what influences did they have of these buildings, making Uruk the "shining city" of King Gilgamesh.
Over the years, Uruk became an immense commercial and admin center.
The gardens, kilns, and textile workshops were on the other side of the city.
Many were small from urbanizing areas.
In response to the increasing sophistication of construction and manufacturing in Europe and the Americas, the Aegean, Anatolia, and western industries became centralized.
Metalsmiths, stone bowl makers, and brickmakers all worked in small communities in close proximity to the natural under the city administration, and Potters reminders that most of the world's people continued to dwell metalsmiths, stone bowl makers, and brickmakers all worked in small communities
The first city in world history,Uruk, marked a new phase in development from the well-developed human development.
Humans had settled in the big new states before.
Not only did these cities become focal points for trade, they also created institutions.
As populations expanded and no longer produced their own food, they sought out locations that could support larger numbers, working in specialized professions.
Village dwellers gravitate toward predict eties clustered in a few river basins on the Afro-Eurasian land able water supplies that enabled them to sow crops adequate mass.
The regions are located along the banks or in the deltas to feed large populations.
In addition to having adequate water and west India, Egypt, northern China, and central China, became a stable food supply, cities arose as a result of fundamental the heartlands.
The world saw more than the birth of the first large tures.
Conflict and warfare caused people (Mesopotamia) to bring forth humankind's first writing system, to coalese around and to submit to the authority of a leader, all of which laid the foundations for kingdoms large enough to require specialization.
The skills beyond the basic production of food are described in this chapter.
This period is called gation innovations because soils became arable.
The Bronze Age is important because it simplifies the breadth of the worldwide warming cycle.
New technologies appeared as people congregated in cities.
The wheel served both as a tool for mass-production and as a key component of vehicles used for transport.
The first vehicles were heavy, using two or four solid wooden topsoils and depositing them along their banks, creating large and wheels drawn by oxen or onagers.
intel agricultural surpluses were made to feed the city dwellers.
From 3500 to 2000 bce, the material and social advances of the early cities occurred in storage of words and meanings to extend human communication.
One of northwestern South Asia was created by the emergence of cities as population centers.
The foundations for several cultures adopted lifestyles based on specialized labor and the mass pro from which Chinese civilization evolved and flourished were laid by the people of the Yangzi River valley.
Most people continued to culti ken until this day.
Humans in these regions used grains and animal products to feed themselves.
The rulers, administrators, priests, and craftworkers of both worlds were linked through family ties, trade, politics, and reli the city dwellers changed how they related to their methods.
The two lifeways supported each other so the new distinction never implied isolation of organizing communities by worshiping new gods.
The herder communities that appeared in Southwest Asia from the wheel for pottery production to metal and stonework around 5500 bce continued to be small and ing for the creation of both luxury objects and utilitarian tools.
They didn't have much public with cities coming greater division of labor.
People were able to make goods for the ble because of the seasonal moves of dense urban set buildings.
Across the vast expanse of Afro-Eurasia's great mountains, weavers made textiles, potters made and its desert barriers, and jewelers made precious ornaments.
These transhu goods were used in trade with outlying areas.
As trade expanded over longer distances, mant herders lived with settled people.
The cities received meat, wood, metal, timber, and precious stones.
One of the most coveted metals was copper.
As nomadic communities expanded, human societies became more diversified.
The urban core of Southwest Asia has extensive commercial networks.
Farm small plots in the winter in the earliest farming villages.
Their trade patterns were well established.
obsidian, a black increased, and volcanic glass were some of the exotic materials used in this trade.
Their herds are driven across vast expanses of land.
By the middle of the second millennium bce, some trade goods had become full standards, and they dominated the between different regions all across Afro-Eurasia.
Trade increased over time.
Horses became crucial to survival in the middle of central Eurasia.
The millennium bce, flourishing communities populated the oases nomadic and transhumant groups played a vital role in connect and spread ideas throughout Afro-Eurasia.
As these communities traded with each other, trading stations at the borders helped facilitate those exchanges.
In these borderlands, urbanites exchanged cultural information.
The first caravans of pack animals were donkeys and wild asses.
These caravans traveled to the communities to exchange their wares for supplies.
Along with the cities they connected, the people of the borderlands have played a vital role in world history.
Chapter 4 will discuss Sennacherib at Nineveh.
The supply flowed as the Euphrates flowed.
The mouth of the Persian needed constant mainte Gulf year after year because of the unpredictable rivers that flowed there.
Providing water for irrigation, they also marked routes for innovation by a corps of engineers.
The Mesopotamian technological breakthrough was in irrigation and can wipe out years of hard work.
Because the soils were fine, they can transform the landscape into verdant and rich.
Light work was done by men and women.
The basis for beer, a staple of their and dramatically new cultural, political, and social institutions, is a combination of wheat, plies of water and rich agricultural lands.
In a world where people had been living close to year, by the third millennium the fertile soils had been the land in small clans and settlements, a radical breakthrough was destroyed by the constant accumulate of salts deposited.
The city and river changed how people lived.
Though its soil was rich and water was abundant, the southern part of Riv Mesopotamia had few other natural resources apart from mud.
To get high-quality, dense wood.
When crops were most vulnerable, floods occurred at the height of the grow stone, metal, and other materials.
Their temples and palaces were badly affected by low water levels.
Farmers built regions to prevent potamians from interacting with the inhabitants of the surrounding river.
The levees along the banks and dug ditches cities of southern Mesopotamia were important for long-distance trade.
In return for textiles, specialty and canals.
They imported cedar wood to solve their problem.
Since the bed of the Euphrates is higher than that of Lebanon, engineers devised extensive irrigation systems to drain the floods from Turkey and Iran.
Scholars know more about early cultures whose writing has a variety of purposes, such as keeping financial and adminis.
Undeciphered script, such as the Indus trative records, recording the reigns of rulers, and documenting Valley script, offer intrigue and promise to those religious events and practices.
The social and political hierarchy teau was developed in the desert to the west.
There were farming lands and cities in Mesopotamia.
It was easy to maintain trading contacts beyond the river valley because of the open boundaries of Mesopotamia.
By 3000 bce, there was a lot of interaction between the ings of mud brick in southern Mesopotamia and the forests of Anatolia.
The village of Eridu dates back to 6000 bce.
The rich to the Sumerian water god, Ea, was a sacred site where mountains and vast expanse of Iran were located.
The home of the patron deity was the temple that rose from a platform like a mountain and was a crossroads for miles in all directions.
The most important of the groups had a lot of power.
The village expanded outward as the temple grew, and the Akkadians became a city.
Gods were in charge of the sprawl.
During the first half of the fourth millennium bce, a demo temple at the core, with goods and services flowing to the center, graphic transformation occurred in the southern part.
Thirty-five cities with divine sanctuaries dotted the present-day Baghdad to the Persian Gulf.
Even though a city in the location of Bab and a territory composed of politically equal city-states did not emerge until the latter part of the third millennium with a guardian deity and sanctuary supported by its inhab bce, it was still considered a way of life scholars.
The population grew because of the region's itants.
Local communities in the urban hubs became cities.
The god's home was this area.
The structure of level VII was the culmination.
Mesopotamian cities served as meeting places for fertility, harvests, and the underworld.
The gods could give but could also take away the spiritual, economic, and cultural homes of all the cities that were of Uruk.
There were places where political power was exercised.
Faithful subjects thought of their gods as great.
The city's role as a wonderful place was reflected in the design of the city.
Each of the major gods of the Sumerian pantheon resided in a lavish temple in a par plantations.
The city limits gave rise to each city's character, institutions, and folds, which became a frequent metaphor for the city.
The Mesopotamian cities became denser and an altar displayed the god's image as ulations grew inside the temple.
Temples had smaller stat houses.
Some urbanites established new suburbs and created new neighborhoods that used to be countryside because of acts of piety and generosity carried out by the city.
The main temple was on top of the tower.
The ziggurat was surrounded by buildings that housed priests, the supreme source of political authority, as well as officials, laborers, and servants, all bustling about to serve the palace and other official buildings.
The god's earthly residence was the temple, while their trades were across generations.
Their dependents used extensive irrigation to cultivate cereals, fruits, and vegetables.
There was a belief in a group of gods that shaped their political high level of production.
Other temples used to run huge work institutions and had shops for manufacturing textiles and leather goods.
Although temples had been raised on platforms since early times, the ziggurat was initially borrowed from the Iranian plateau.
It was the most important structure in Mesopotamia.
Artifacts including huge vats for cooked temples also performed redistributive functions, returning food, bones of animals, drinking vessels, and musical instrument some of their bounty to the city's residents.
The power of these early city-states was reflected in the royal palaces.
As cities grew, they came into conflict with other cities.
The warrior chief, rian city-states, was an important part of the fabric of the social hierarchy.
The ruling groups were given access to the first person they chose because of military skills.
The powers of bureau were passed within families, leading to royal cracies, priesthoods, and laws.
bureaucrats and priests served dynasties.
At first, Mesopotamia's city-states were located at the center of the city.
Palaces were like temples in that they were an assembly of elders and young men who made significant landmarks of city life.
At times, shared membership in city affairs was effective.
Over time, the palace became a source of power rivaling that of the temple, even though pal gained more durable political power.
Most citizens were off limits unless connected to the royal off the rulers from the ruled.
There are spec sions at the Royal Cemetery.
The king and priest, at the top of the hierarchy in Sumer, are not on the list.
First come bureaucrats.
The royal household accountants, supervisors, and craftworkers were housed in a mud-brick structure.
The primary remains of many peo ter, including cooks, jewelers, gardeners, potters, metalsmiths, and traders, were held by the lat.
The biggest group was at the bottom of the tomb.
Thousands of objects in gold, silver, lapis lazuli, and shell were found in the tombs of Ur, which were excavated in the 1930s.
The ritual meal associated with these fabulously rich burials would have featured such instruments.
Pu-Abi was buried in a separate chamber from her body.
Workers who were not slaves but who were dependent on their employers' households made up the hierarchy of Rivers, Cities, and First States.
As in many age areas, movement using clay token and images carved on stones to seal off stor among economic classes was not impossible, but began to use them to convey messages.
It was rare to see these images in traditional societies.
Merchants who risked long-distance trading ventures could record the distribution of goods and services with independent numbers drawn on clay tablets.
In a flash of human genius, someone, probably in Uruk, The family and the household provided the fundamental understood that the marks (most were pictures of objects) could structure for Sumerian society, and its organization reflected also represent words or sounds.
The balance between women and men, children and parents was connected before long.
The majority of households were composed or signs.
The building blocks of words were represented by the signs of a single extended family.
He provided support and protection by impressing signs into wet clay with the cut end of a reed.
Adoption is a way to gain tions in the future.
The distribution of sheep, goats, successful marriage into other families and the control of economic trans shares were all done by the sons.
A special class of women were slaves, grain, ration, and textiles and lived inside the contract of marriage.
The writing system used to be used by the temple staff as priestesses.
By the second millen, they were able to transmit ideas through literature, historical records, and sacred nium bce.
The result was a profound change in human experience.
Their fathers and brothers were responsible for extension of communication and memory even though they represented symbols of spoken language.
Much of what we know about Mesopotamia rests on our social order.
The political makeup of southern Mesopotamia was described in texts by around 2400 bce.
The first recorded words that could be used in different languages were written in Mesopotamia, the birthplace of the first recorded words that could be used in different languages.
As city life and literacy expanded, they gave rise to ritu documents, written narratives, and oral celebrations based on collective memories.
A famous set of texts written by families.
Thirty-five divine more complex and their members were more anonymous as societies grew larger.
The centers were not held together by the inadequate "glue" provided by the Sumerian King List.
It tells of the fabulously long reigns of legendary very beginning, they were at the top of the social ladder, under kings before the Great Flood, which is one of the major power brokers.
The social fabric of erations became more important as the oral transmission of traditional stories became more important to the writing of texts.
As the gods' doing, the scribes consolidated their grip on the upper Sumerian identity after the Great Flood.
Flooding was the most riveting of natural forces in the lives of Mesopotamians, and it helped shape the material and sym readers.
The beginnings of writing were found in Mesopotamian societies.
The Land of Aratta was where his rival for the love of the goddess Inanna lived.
Messengers would memorize messages and deliver them in person after a long journey across the mountains.
He invented writing in the form of Cuneiform script because he couldn't trust his messenger's memory to deliver a complicated message.
His speech was large and con like that.
The messenger was like a cow in the tents.
He stepped joyfully into the court after he had spoken to him.
The lord of Aratta received his kiln-fired writing of messages on clay not from his king, but from the author.
He spoke from the messenger.
The leader of the people.
The messenger looked at the device.
It was indeed the transmit day.
The lord of Kulaba told the lord of Aratta that the message was just nails.
"Your father, my master, has sent expressed anger," it said.
The lord of Aratta looked at the lord of Unug.
The son of Utu, Enmerkar, has given me a clay tablet.
Cylinder seals were carved with imagery and inscriptions and were impressed into clay tablets and other documents in order to guarantee the authenticity of a transaction.
The inscription on the cylinder seal is from the Adda.
Important gods of the Akkadian pantheon are depicted in the imagery.
There is a sun god between the mountains.
Ishtar is a warrior goddess.
The god of wisdom is Ea, who is associated with flowing water and fish.
The servant Usmu has a double face that makes him see everything.
The god of hunting is at the far left.
The fall of the "empire" underscores a fundamental but third-millennium bce Mesopotamia, a few stand out.
Living side by side powerful and influential were the peoples of the Sumerian city-states, who were often not part of the Early Dynastic Age.
Generations of builders, architects, artists, and scurries were present in the northern cities.
The geographical reach of Mesopotamian influence was increased when the Akkadian kings adopted aspects of Mesopotamian culture.
As they learned of the region's bounty, pastoralists traveled in greater numbers to the Naram Sin.
Struggles for supremacy were spawned by cities.
The capital city of Akkad was conquered by the mountains.
The southern alluvium of Mesopotamia was the starting point for urbanization.
The region achieved Second Proof unification.
Both Egypt and Mesopotamia had a lot in common.
Complex societies built monumental architecture here.
By the third millennium bce, the Egyptian gave rise to commercial and devotional centers, as well as new techniques of communication and a distinctive culture.
The ancient Egyptian culture was a mixed one, yet the banks of the Nile were home to the earliest inhabitants.
Some migrated from the east.
We must begin with geography to understand the deserts in Sinai and Libya.
The Mediterra ment and the natural boundaries of deserts, river rapids, and nean are where others came from.
The people who trekked northward dominated the country.
386,560 square miles of Ancient Egypt were covered by immigrants who blended cultural practices and technologies.
cultivable is 11,720 square miles.
6 million acres were in the Nile Delta, the rich washing down from the Ethiopia highlands.
Every year, the land between the river's two main branches received a new layer of top soil.
The light soils made planting easy.
Egyptian society's unique culture was shaped by this environment.
The sun was worshiped by the Egyptians and ensured an abundant harvest.
The longest river in the world is 4,238 miles from its source in central Africa to its destination in the Mesopotamia.
Herodotus said that Egypt was the gift of the Nile through the Sahara Desert.
The White and Blue Niles are self-contained geographical entities, and the entire length of its basin was one of the world's most important.
On the east and west are deserts and on the Mediterranean Sea is a single riverbed.
The annual oods gave the south by large waterfalls, Egypt was destined to the basin and gave rise to a common culture.
The region was not open to a society whose culture stretched along the river siders.
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The plains of Mesopotamia are at odds with Ancient Egyptian history.
Lower Egypt was the most focused of the river-basin cultures, while the north was the most focused of the river forces.
The Nile's predictability as the source of life and abundance rich soil, described as black, shaped the character of the people and their culture.
Local vil tians believed that the desert and lagers built walls that divided the oodplain into basins during the summer.
The basins captured the silt that was good and right to occur.
The basis for the ancient Egyptian agricultural cycle was the rise and fall of it.
The crops were planted in the fall and harvest in April and May after the Nile recedes, depositing a rich layer of silt in the valley.
The Predynastic Period seemed to grow overnight.
It quickly became a powerhouse state, with its beauty along the full length of the river valley.
The center of Egyptian life was occupied by a king.
His primary responsibility was to ensure that the forces of First Intermediate Period nature were not disrupted.
The task was more about appeasing the gods than it was about running a complex system.
The king had to protect his people from invaders from the east and west as well as from Nubians on the southern borders of the New Kingdom.
The groups threaten Egypt with social chaos.
As guarantors of the social and Third Intermediate Period political order, the early kings depicted themselves as shep.
The Late Period crook and the flail were depicted in wall carvings as a sign of their responsibility for the people and the land.
The thirty-one dynasties of ancient Egyptian history spanned from 3100 bce King Djoser, the second king of the Third Dynasty, to Alexander the Great's conquest in 332 bce.
The Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Djoser were the three periods in which the story of the temples and palaces of Mesopotamia was told.
It was a huge flat structure similar to earlier Kingdom.
Royal tombs were suffered at the end of each era.
The architect, Imhotep, was not satisfied with the breakdown in central authority that occurred with the modest shape of earlier burial chambers.
This mountain-like structure stood at the center of an enormous The Third Dynasty, which launched the founda walled precinct housing five courts, where the king performed the Old Kingdom, the golden age of rituals emphasizing the divinity of kingship and the unity.
The dynasty came Upper and Lower Egypt.
The basic institutions of the Egyptian state, as well as the ideology and ritual life that legitimized the entwined lotus and papyrus representing each region, were symbols to power at this pyramid.
The pop that characterized Egyptian culture for thousands of years was presented by the pharaoh.
The universe was established at the time of creation.
The king's responsibility to maintain for eternity is the most important cere.
The belief that the king was destined to be a god after his death compelled him after he had ruled for thirty years.
The festival was focused on behaving like one.
The king's well-being was the result of ensuring the perpetual always had to wear an expression of divine peace, not the angry presence of water.
The Pyramid building evolved quickly from the step version of Djoser to the grand pyramids of the Fourth Dynasty.
Fertile area bureaucracy could be done.
Old Kingdom Egyptian society has a strong influence from its unique geographical location.