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Ancient History

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    Early Civilization

    Time Line 3500 BC Sumerian culture and the development of the fi rst urban ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The First Human Civilizations

    The First Human Civilizations Information about the first human civilizations is changing all the time. Archaeologists add to our knowledge with each new excavation, but many areas, such as the Indus Valley, have not yet been thoroughly explored for their ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Mesopotamia - The Sumerian Culture

    Mesopotamia: The Sumerian Culture The earliest human civilization was at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in present-day Iraq. This area was probably settled at least a thousand years earlier, but it did not become a civilization until about 3500 ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Babylonian Empire

    The Babylonian Empire The Babylonian Empire came into being after the fall of Ur, perhaps as early as 2000 BC. It lasted until the 1500s BC, when the Kassites destroyed it. Like other early civilizations, Babylon boasted vast public buildings, ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Old and Middle Kingdoms of Egypt

    The Old and Middle Kingdoms of Egypt The single most important factor in the history of Egypt is the Nile River. The Nile is literally an oasis, providing the only relief in an otherwise vast ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Indus Valley

    The Indus Valley The earliest Indus Valley civilization lasted from about 2500 to 1500 BC and was located in the Indus River valley in present-day Pakistan. This civilization is sometimes called Harappan, after one of its most important cities. There ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Early Civilization Practice Test

    Review the following study guides if necessary: Early Civilization

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The New Kingdom of Egypt and the Fall of Babylon

    Time Line ... 1570-1065 BC New Kingdom in Egypt

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The New Kingdom of Egypt

    The New Kingdom of Egypt The New Kingdom era in Egypt began in 1570 BC and lasted for five hundred years. Throughout this era of Egyptian history, there was remarkably little change in the everyday lives of the people. Pharaohs ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Hittites and Sea Peoples

    The Hittites in Asia Minor Historians know little about the origin of the Hittites, who settled in present- day Turkey about 2000 BC. Their language belonged to the Indo-European linguistic family, and they appear to have come from the west, from the Balkan region ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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