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  1. Ancient Civilizations Marissa Killian AC Global II Mr. Manganiello

  2. Historical Context: Many civilizations have made important contributions to the world. These developments have led to major changes. • Indus River Valley (South Asia) • Egypt (Africa) • Roman Empire (Europe) • Maya (Central America) • Byzantine Empire • Ancient Greece (Europe)

  3. Indus River Valley(3300–1700 B.C.) • First farming culture in South-Asia • Indus river • Fertile Crescent (9000-6000 BCE) • Sumerians • Today, Pakistan and Northern India

  4. Ancient Egypt (3200 B.C. to 30 B.C.) • Country in Africa • Nile River • Papyrus (paper) • Pyramids • Hieroglyphics (picture writing) • Polytheistic (many gods)

  5. Ancient Rome (753 B.C.-A.D. 476) • Greatest empire in history • Small farming community • Major influence on Western civilization • Language is based on French, Italian, Spanish etc.

  6. Mayan Civilization (1000 B.C.-A.D. 1519) • Central America • Cultural diffusion • Developed the calendar • Writing • Mathematics • Advance technology (metal and rubber)

  7. Byzantine Empire (600 B.C.-A.D. 1453) • Took place after the Romans (East Roman Empire) • Founded by the Greeks • Strong Christian influence • Art, music and architecture

  8. Ancient Greece (3000 B.C.-338 B.C.) • First major civilization • Greek city-states • Two major city-states, Athens and Sparta • Democratic government • The Persian War (Greeks vs. Persians) • The Peloponnesian War

  9. Historical Context: Many civilizations have made important contributions to the world. These developments have led to major changes. Task: For each civilization describe one major contribution and discuss the impact the contribution has on today’s society. Indus River Valley (South Asia) Egypt (Africa) Ancient Rome Mayans (Central America) Byzantine Empire Ancient Greece

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