CLASS110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Sumerian Literature, Third Dynasty Of Egypt, Sumerian King List

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Ancient mesopotamia: the first civilization: mesopotamia (from the greek, meaning "between two rivers") was an ancient region in the eastern mediterranean. The "two rivers" of the name referred to the tigris and the euphrates rivers: unlike egypt, where a stable society is established along hundreds of miles of the. Nile, mesopotamia will be characterized by constant warfare and a succession of shifting empires. Towns here shelter within thick protective walls. o. Egypt, in the indus valley, in china, and to have taken form independently in. Mesoamerica): historian main focus are the tell (elevated feature - site of ancient subtle which can be natural or manmade, sumer had tremendous agricultural potential as long as its natural environmental problems could be addressed. Spring and summer storms were often severe. o. In the beginning of civilization in sumer is associated with the beginning of bronze.

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