Buddhism in India The Edicts of King Asoka King Asoka, the third monarch of the Indian Mauryan dynasty, has come to be regarded as one of the most exemplary rulers in world history. The British historian H. Then in the nineteenth century there came to light a large number of edicts, in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
This name, meaning "land of the river banks," is particularly appropriate because the country has literally been created by the rivers Euphrates and Tigris. Thanks to their alluvial silt deposits, the region produced rich harvests, flowering civilizations, thousands of cities and, in fact, marked the beginning of our Western history.
Ivar Lissner - author, J. Maxwell Brownjohn - transltr. Question 2 point Why were the river valleys of the Tigris-Euprhates, the Nile, and the Indus were centers of civilization. The Egyptians quite naturally recognized their debt to the wondrous river, the bounty whereof was all the more marvelous because the sources of the stream and the real causes of the inundation were practically unknown to them.
This feeling of gratitude is expressed in the very ancient hymn here quoted. Adoration to the Nile! Hail to thee, O Nile! Who manifestest thyself over this land, Who cometh to give life to Egypt!
Mysterious is thy issuing forth from the darkness, On this day whereon it is celebrated! Watering the orchards created by Ra 2 To cause all the cattle to live Thou givest the earth to drink, O inexhaustible one!
Lord of the fish, during the inundation, No bird alights on the crops! Thou createst corn, thou bringest forth the barley, Assuring perpetuity to the temples. If thou ceasest thy toil and thy work, Then all that exists is in anguish. If the gods suffer in heaven, Then the faces of men waste away.
The young men and thy children acclaim thee And prepare their long exercises. Excavations show a degree of urban planning which the Romans achieved only later, after a gap of years. The twin cities of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa formed the hub of the civilization The streets of Harappa run parallel and are crossed at right angles by other parallel streets.
These ancient habitations on the Indus had no winding lanes, like the cities of medieval Europe, and town planning seems to have been in competent hands.
In fact, Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa represent the oldest examples of city planning in the world.
Almost every building in Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro is constructed of burned bricks whose shape more or less resembles our own. There is scarcely any ornamentation; no pillars, balconies, sculpture or windows -- only narrow doorways and flat roofs; windows were impractical in the hot Indus Valley.
Anyone strolling through the ruins of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa will see that these ancient houses had every "modern" convenience. And all of this is "prehistoric?
A side from the city planning, the Harappan people took other environmental factors into account when building their homes. Name another practical feature of the houses built to deal with the elements of the desert climate?
In addition, the Sumerians and Babylonians needed to describe quite large numbers as they attempted to chart the course of the night sky and develop their sophisticated lunar calendar.
Mathematics plays an important role in modern society. Name two ways the Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations used mathematics for practical reasons? The counting system that the Babylonians developed is similar to the modern day counting system that we use in what respect?
Answer the following questions: Which branch of the Roman system of government most closely resembles the American Executive Branch?
Describe the reason that both the US and Roman Government have multiple branches of government?An brief essay that talks about the achievements of Ancient civilizations.
These civilizations incude Ancient Egypt, Mesopatamia and many others. Structured as a five paragraph essay, this a great paper that will provide a great example/5(3). DBQ Practice Questions: Ancient Civilizations *****DBQ Practice Questions.
Describe a major result of the development of civilization in ancient Egypt Question (3 point): All the previous documents highlighted the achievements of ancient civilizations. In the document above, the author describes the advancement of civilizations as a whole.
Essay about Achievements of Ancient Civilization DBQ Achievements of Ancient Civilizations In B.C early civilizations started in the river valleys of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India.
These civilizations made a big impact on later civilizations. DBQ: Achievements of Ancient Civilizations. Document 1. The Code of Hammurabi, like the Sumerian achievements, set a precedent for future civilization. It not only showed that laws could exist in an empire, but that they also unified an empire.
Achievements and Contributions of the Ancient Civilizations Summary: Ancient civilizations that made significant contributions to today's modern society.
the wheel, the alphabet, and government. New ideas and inventions of ancient civilizations were important, but how they evolved and led to new and more complex ideas and inventions are imperative to our society today. DBQ: World/ Global History Ancient Civilizations during the Golden Ages Directions: The task below is based on 9questions which will provide a basis of information in the forms of various types of documents followed by questions.