Civilizations: Sumer, Indus Valley Civilization, Phoenicia, Mesopotamia, Aztec, Babylonia, Viking Age, Olmec, Aegean civilizations

 
9781157681229: Civilizations: Sumer, Indus Valley Civilization, Phoenicia, Mesopotamia, Aztec, Babylonia, Viking Age, Olmec, Aegean civilizations

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 140. Chapters: Sumer, Indus Valley Civilization, Phoenicia, Mesopotamia, Aztec, Babylonia, Viking Age, Olmec, Aegean civilizations, The Clash of Civilizations, Ancient Egypt, Tartessos, Elam, Ancient Rome, China, Gandhara, Cradle of civilization, Inca civilization, Vedic period, Outline of ancient Egypt, Mississippian culture, Civilisation, Dialogue Among Civilizations, Hoabinhian, Global citizens movement, Dilmun, One true church, Meluhha, Sao civilisation, Postclassical Era, La Parisienne, Centers of power, Civilized core, River civilization, Ayarmaca. Excerpt: Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh. The history of ancient Egypt occurred in a series of stable Kingdoms, separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods. The Old Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age. Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power during the New Kingdom, in the Ramesside period, after which it entered a period of slow decline. Egypt was conquered by a succession of foreign powers in this late period. In the aftermath of Alexander the Great's death, one of his generals, Ptolemy Soter, established himself as the new ruler of Egypt. This Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt until 30 BC, when it fell to the Roman Empire and became a Roman province. The success of ancient Egyptian civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River Valley. The predictable flooding and controlled irrigation of the fertile valley produced surplus cr...

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