Without the ancient Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, and more our world wouldn’t be as we all know it. We would be almost thousand and thousand of years behind. We wouldn’t have the settlement and land as well and we wouldn’t be as advanced in technology. The ancient civilizations have set us up in a world we can live in, we’ve learned from our past mistakes and lived better for it.
We are where we are in this world because it’s where we began to build civilization. The ancient egyptians settled by the nile river and the nubians in africa. The governments in rome and greece later to influence europe and africa, The laws put into place in Egypt and Greece taught us good from bad that we still use today.For all of the ancient civilizations, it took years to find a settlement and start building who they are.
Their land around them had a large impact on who they became and how they contributed to our society. For ancient Egypt, the Nile river and rock abundance largely influenced where the ancient Egyptians settled and decided to start their civilization. Nubia was the next center of African civilization appeared around 2500 B.
C Even under the rule of kings, few truly centralized states existed in Africa. For the most part, people lived in scattered communities. The Neolithic Age came with people who have moved from place to places such as Anatolia and Turkey. The region became steady with organized farming, stock rearing, bartering and sculptures such as pottery. People stopped moving from region to region and finally settling permanently in Greece. They trained animals like sheep and goats and grew plants and crops.
They settled in areas that had nearby sites where there was a good water supply and in open landscapes. The Ancient Greeks can be said as the first ‘farmers’ and their lives were less complex and simple. Throughout the many years of humans roaming earth, laws, and governments have evolved either by growing from their mistakes or being more and more cruel and tortious every day.
Babylon was a strong empire because it had a simple, yet effective government. It has everything it needs to be effective; laws with punishment and rewards, and the laws apply to everyone, not just some people. Their government was centered around one ruler. Whoever the ruler was at different times placed various other trusted rulers in charge of smaller cities or states to prevent rebellions against the set law. In Egypt, their government wasn’t too widely spread because of their failure to start a centralized government. All we know about Nubian government is that they had a king and queen and normal citizens.
With that information, their government had some sort of law code that was not too complex but not simple either. It created many problems which led them to fail. But a difference that you will be able to see in Ancient Nubia is that the woman was actually above men or looked on as equals. When the Nubian government was at its absolute best, it was usually because it was the Egyptian government and law codes. The laws were very harsh even compared to our laws.An example would be If an architect built a house and it collapsed and killed its owner, the architect was killed. Or If a surgeon did a surgery, and the patient died because of the surgeon, then the surgeon would get one of his hands cut off.
Another example of a harsh law is that if a wife gets caught cheating on her husband or says that he is not her husband, then her husband gets to push her into a river to die. If a son says to his father that he is not his father anymore, his dad can shave his son’s head, and sell him as a slave. Over the past thousands of years we have learned from our mistakes in how we’ve placed people in cateorges instead of seeing everyone as equal. We have observed from other cultures and learned if we hadn’t had these civilization and cultures from the ancient time we could possibly still be in harsh times.
Egyptian culture has six thousand years of recorded history. Ancient Egypt was one of the earliest civilizations on earth, Egypt maintained an extremely complex and stable culture that later influenced cultures in Europe, the Middle East and other African countries. The Nubians are people who believed in one God and his prophet Mohammed. Along with the Muslim’s life “the Five Pillars.” In Islam there is no hierarchical authority, no priest or shaman. Islam also permits its intermingling with local tradition.
They also followed in the angels created by God. In the prophets through whom his revelations were brought to humankind, in the Day of Judgment and individual accountability for actions, in God complete authority over human destiny, and in life after death. In Nubia this process of intermingling is expressed in the animism that is predominant along the Nile and in the activities of the local shuyukh who regulate daily concerns about health, fertility, and marriage. The Babylonian mythology was greatly influenced by their Sumerian lifestyles and was written on clay tablets inscribed with the cuneiform script derived from Sumerian cuneiform.