Focus #2 8-26-08 pg. 86 (map). 1. What is the title of the map? 2. Where did all of these civilizations begin around? 3. pg. 80-84 Name three categories or elements of culture. 4. (Yes or No) Can different cultures have things in common?. Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Chapter 16 Section 1.
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Today, this area is
located in Iraq.
Why would people want to settle in between two rivers?Mesopotamia
The Sumerians grew wealthy from trade.
Sumerians invented the wheel and sailboat.Sumer
Babylon was known for its “hanging gardens.”A New Babylon
They formed an alphabet that represented the sound of language.Phoenicians
Narmer had the title of pharaoh.
Egypt was a theocracy.The Pharaoh
The most important were the sun god Re, the river god Hapi, and the sky god Horus.Religion
With the new technology, Egypt was able to trade in more places.Trade and Conquest