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2.What “paper” did Egyptians write on?

3. What is an Egyptian ruler called?

4.What writing system did Egyptians use?

5.What other African kingdom did Egypt trade and interact with?

6. What type of economic system did Egypt have?

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Indus Valley civilization

Indus Valley civilization

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G:What modern day countries was the Indus Valley civ in?

G:What modern day countries was the Indus Valley civ in?

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Indus River Valley

Indus River Valley

This civ is still mysterious.

The writing has not been translated.

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Indus River civilization

Indus River civilization

We do know the cities were sophisticated enough to have brick walls surrounding them for protection against flooding from the Indus River.

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Various artifacts found

Various artifacts found

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What are artifacts?

What are artifacts?

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Indus Economy

Indus Economy

Just like the other river valley civs, the Indus river valley people were mostly farmers.

Traditional economy

They did trade with Chinese and with Sumerians (Mesopotamians).

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That concludes Indus River Valley Civilization.

That concludes Indus River Valley Civilization.

Get ready for the quiz.

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Indus River Quiz

Indus River Quiz

P: Why do we know so little of the power structure in the Indus Valley?

E: How did the Indus make a living?

G:In what modern day country are the settlements of the Indus River Valley civilization?

G:Why did the cities have so many walls?

S: How do Indus artifacts demonstrate that the the the Indus Valley was sophisticated?

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Ancient china

Ancient china

Great Wall

Began 2000 B.C.

Mandate of

Heaven

Dynasties

Silk

astronomy

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As in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and along the Indus River, Chinese civilization began within a major river valley. Modern China itself is a huge geographical expanse. Around 4000 BC, this huge area contained an almost infinite number of ethnic groups and languages. This history, in which a vast area populated by diverse ethnic groups became, over time, a more or less single culture, began in the Yellow River Valley.

As in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and along the Indus River, Chinese civilization began within a major river valley. Modern China itself is a huge geographical expanse. Around 4000 BC, this huge area contained an almost infinite number of ethnic groups and languages. This history, in which a vast area populated by diverse ethnic groups became, over time, a more or less single culture, began in the Yellow River Valley.

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