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CHAPTER 2. The First Civilizations. Section 1: Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile Section 2: Egyptian Life and Culture Section 3: Sumerian Civilization Section 4: Empires of the Fertile Crescent Section 5: The Phoenicians and the Lydians Section 6: The Origins of Judaism. SECTION 2.

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Chapter 2

CHAPTER 2

The First Civilizations

Section 1:Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile

Section 2:Egyptian Life and Culture

Section 3:Sumerian Civilization

Section 4:Empires of the Fertile Crescent

Section 5:The Phoenicians and the Lydians

Section 6:The Origins of Judaism


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SECTION 2

Egyptian Life and Culture

Question:

What modern achievements are comparable to those of ancient Egypt?


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SECTION 2

Egyptian Life and Culture

Now

Then

skyscrapers

pyramids

Architecture

Great Sphinx

monuments

The Arts

Science

calendar

X-rays

number system

Mathematics

computer math programs

penicillin, antibiotics, vaccines, organ transplants, artificial organs

herbal and medicinal treatments for illnesses

Medicine


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SECTION 4

Empires of the Fertile Crescent

Question:

What are some of the “pros” and “cons” of the Akkadian, Babylonian, Hittite, Assyrian, Chaldean, and Persian empires?


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SECTION 4

Empires of the Fertile Crescent

Pros

Cons

Empire

Akkadians

Babylonians

Hittites

Assyrians

Chaldeans

Persians


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SECTION 6

The Origins of Judaism

Question:

How did migrating Hebrews find a homeland?


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SECTION 6

Journey to Egypt

The Origins of Judaism


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Chapter Wrap-Up

1. How did trade promote cultural exchanges between ancient civilizations?

2. How did geographic isolation contribute to the development of Egyptian culture?

3. Why did civilizations with strong rulers typically survive longer than other civilizations with weak rulers?


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