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Early river valley civilizations of the middle east

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  1. Fertile crescent • Also known as MESOPOTAMIA… • Fertile Soil/Half-Moon shape (see map) • Two Regions: • Eastern/Western Early river valley civilizations of the middle east

  2. Geographic Influences : • TIGRIS/EUPHRATES RIVERS • Mediterranean Sea/Coasts/Ports • Lack of Stone/use of CLAY BRICKS instead Fertile Crescent

  3. Level Plains/no natural “barriers”= frequent invading/conquering over the SAME area… • Newcomers contributed to changes in civilizations… • This led to increased TRADING and the need to communicate /WRITE… Fertile Crescent

  4. This leads us to ancient SUMER and the SUMERIANS…They changed the World!!! SUMER-Southern MESOPOTAMIA FIRST TO WRITE- around 4,000 BC… CUNEIFORM writing- symbols on clay tablets. This begins the HISTORIC period. MESOPOTAMIA cont’d…

  5. SEMITIC language family: • (HEBREW and ARABIC) • INDO-EUROPEAN language family • India’s + Europe’s Languages primary language families - middle east: