Political: Who controls what? What type of government is there? Anything to do with laws or war.
Economic: What type of economy? How do people make a living?
Geography: Where is it? Is the land mountainous? Desert? Oceanic?
Social: Religious, intellectual, artistic
Ancient River Valley Civs
Oldest known civilization
Cradle of Human Civilization
This civ rose in the valleys between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
Some say this Fertile Crescent was the real Garden of Eden.
In what modern day country was the Fertile Crescent?
Ur, the capital city of Mesopotamia
Political:What was the earliest kingdom in Mesopotamia? The second?
This is cuneiform.
Babylonians wrote using this “wedge-shaped” writing on clay tablets.
The Sumerians invented writing.
More cuneiform writing
Hanging gardens of Babylonia
Another painting of the hanging gardens with Tower of Babel in back
Sumerians (Mesopotamians) were known to trade with the Egyptians and the Indus Valley civilizations.
In later years, these trade routes became Silk Road.