Western Civilization (Seventh Edition) by Jackson J. Spielvogel

By Jackson J. Spielvogel

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Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro This Indus valley civilization carried on extensive trade with city-states in Southwest Asia. Another river valley civilization emerged along the Yellow River in northern China about 4,000 years ago. , this civilization contained impressive Anyang A an Yellow Sea cities with huge Luo uooyan uoyan y ng ya outer walls, royal palaces, and large Huai R. royal tombs. A system of irrigation Major regions of the enabled early Chilate Shang state nese civilization to maintain a prosThe Yellow River, China perous farming society ruled by an aristocratic class whose major concern was war.

The Third Dynasty of Ur (c. ) that he established witnessed a final flowering of Sumerian culture. The economy flourished, and new temples and canals were built. , however, invading peoples from Iran, known as the Elamites, destroyed Ur and brought an end to the Third Dynasty. Even earlier, the Amorites, a large group of Semitic-speaking seminomads, described by Sumerian scribes as dressed in sheepskins, living in tents, and eating raw meat, had entered the region and done battle with kings of the Third Dynasty.

This ziggurat, located at Ur, is rectangular, not square like later ones. , the ziggurat had a mudbrick base that was 50 feet high. Shown here is the northeastern facade, with steps that have been restored. Three stairways of one hundred steps each led to a gateway flanked by two towers. From the gateway, a central staircase led to a temple at the top, which no longer exists. This temple was dedicated to the god believed to own the city. 3d] forces and that the days of human beings ‘‘are numbered; whatever he may do, he is but wind,’’ as The Epic of Gilgamesh laments (see ‘‘Mesopotamian Literature’’ later in this chapter).

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