The world’s first civilizations

There have been many civilizations in the world. The first one was Mesopotamia.

Inside Mesopotamia was the Fertile Crescent, an area where many crops grew, and on some maps looks like a crescent shape! The Fertile Crescent is watered by the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers. In the winter the mountains freeze over. Then when the ice melted the water fell into the rivers, and the water would have silt in it. Silt helps fertilize crops, that is why the Fertile Crescent  is so fertile.

Meanwhile, in Mesopotamia a city-state called Akkad was made by a man named Sargon. Eventually it was so strong that it became an empire, the Akkadian Empire! Other empires were the Babylonian Empire who made the code of Hammurabi. The  Assiran Empire who were very aggressive, owned a lot of land, and were known for being such barbarian people. There was a second Babylonian Empire who had a stronger period, they broke power of Israel who were then in captivity and also STAYED in captivity until Persia over through Babylon!

The Mesopotamians had a specific diet they ate: grains or beans, figs and dates,water and and beer,meat, fish, and milk! To make their beer they would use both figs and dates.

The Persians, who defeated the babylonian empire, were “allies” with the Roman Empire or in other words they not constantly at war with each other. The Romans also created road systems and several Legions! Legions were ancient Roman armies that had a great number of people in it. The road systems made life a whole lot easier for travel because then they could have a pathway to where they were going rather than getting lost!     


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