The Values of Mesopotamia and

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The Values of Mesopotamia and Egypt Mesopotamia and Egypt both were civilizations that came into existence near rivers. These rivers caused floods and destruction, yet they deposited fertile soil that allowed these early civilizations to grow crops and survive without traveling great distances to gather food. These states of people had evolved enough to have values and needs beyond that of the basic needs such as food, water, and shelter. These higher values are pretty …

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…into the late New Kingdom. There are obvious differences between Egypt and Mesopotamia; however, the values are the same. Each civilization needed myths as a way to explain things that were unexplainable. Also each civilization looked for immortality and afterlife. Finally, both had set up laws and social classes, written or unwritten. Without the rivers to provide the basic needs of food, water, and shelter, these civilizations could have never evolved or had higher values.