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World History: Egypt: The Old Kingdom

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Egypt: The Old Kingdom. Egypt was once thought to be the location of the earliest civilization. The father of history, Herodotus, certainly thought so. He wrote of an encounter with Egyptian priests during the 5th century B.C.

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Andreina Ruiz's curator insight, January 28, 2014 11:36 PM

I actually thought that Egypt was the location of the earliest civilization. Egypt is known as the land of the hebrews' slavery and Menelaus' exile after the long Trojan War. Egypt is a country that contains so much history and architecture to be told.

Lottiefultz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:15 AM

It is believed that Egypt was not the first location of civilization. The Sumerians were said to be the first people/location of civilization. 

Xochithl Barragan's curator insight, May 16, 2014 1:17 PM

This is a blog that talks about the Egyptian Old Kingdom's history. They mention that many thought Egypt was the place where the first civilizations were created.

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Fall of Harappa

This film aims to convey the message that Climate change is real. Harappa was the victim of Climate change. The annual monsoon rains failed for a period of 2...

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A video that delves into the theory that Harappa fell due to severe climate change.  This is fairly unique since most civilizations are conquered or something akin to that.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 26, 2014 12:56 AM

In this video it gives us a visual as to how the Harappan civilization fell. It started with the drought, and the draining of the river. Without the river farming began to decline, until farming became impossible to do. Which ultimately lead to famine and sickness.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:08 AM

This video talks about how the climate change actually really affected the harrapans and they actually had a very tuff time throughthe bad weather.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 5:29 PM

The rain stopped for 200 years rivers also stopped flowing and went underground  lakes and ponds dried up. which caused the Agrarian economy to collapse. These are some of the  things that led to the collapse of the harappan civilization. 

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Ancient Egypt Documentary - Complete History - 8000 B.C. to 30 B.C. Part 1

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A documentary on the entirety of Ancient Egyptian history.

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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

An introduction to the Ancient Egyptians, specifically how geography impacted its development.
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A video detailing how Egypt both rise and fell.

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vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 18, 2014 9:28 PM

I enjoyed how this video explained how Egypt became a kingdom to how the kingdom has fallen.  It was news to me that the nile flowed from the south to the north and not from the north to the south.  Which explains why the Egyptians referred to the north of Egypt as Lower Egypt and referred to south Egypt as Upper Egypt.  The Nile River gave Egypt a lot of benefits that rose Egypt's economy.  However, everything must come to an end and in the video the author believes that the end came for Egypt because the power for the pharaohs from the old kingdom decreased which allowed the middle kingdom to take over but then that kingdom didn't last because nearby civilizations took over.

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The Fall of the Roman Empire [ushistory.org]

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The Fall of the Roman Empire...

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Marymar Mendoza's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:18 PM

The empire became divided as well through religious practices. With the Western empire who spoke Latin and practiced Roman catholic while the Eastern empire practiced eastern orthodox and spoke Greek. These two differences also help shape the future of what would be the fall of rome

Hector Chavez Gutierrez's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:42 PM

The map in this very interesting, it adds visual representation to the information. I was not aware that the city of Rome was sacked more the once.

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:03 PM

This article suggests that the fall of the empire was due to there being a new religion in the kingdom.  This could be a possibility because e people are not fawn of change.  Especially a change as big as religion would upset many people and make there rebel.

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Collapse: Mesopotamia

Explore the fall of civilizations through four examples: the ancient Maya, Mesopotamia, the Anasazi, and the medieval African empires of Mali and Songhai. Learn about important concepts in archeology such as interpreting evidence and dating artifacts. In a web-based activity, search for clues to what happened at the Maya center of Copan.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 11, 2014 5:21 PM

After reading this article, it contributed to my knowledge of the Mesopotamian Empire. There were multiple reasons as to why Mesopotamia collapsed; most people assume that it was because of their loss in a war, but that was only a piece. Irrigation was a major part of the Mesopotamian lifestyle, it helped it become one of the strongest empires of its time, but it was part of its down fall. During the Winter and Sprig months flooding would occur and flow into the crops, and would soon evaporate leaving its rich salt like nutrients. So much of the minerals had been left soaked up by the soil that I eventually made the fresh fertile soil poisonous thus not being able to farm in the area.  

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:05 PM

This article says that the fall of Mesopotamia was due to a lack of water for their crops.  This theory could be very possible since the land today is dry.  With a lack of a water supply people would have not been able to survive therefore the kingdom came to an end.

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Why Ancient Egypt Fell (The Collapse of Kemets Old Kingdom) Pt.5

This is a 6 part series which explains how and why Egypt's Old Kingdom (The Culture of the Pyramid Builders) collapsed for almost 200 years. If you think thi...
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A brief clip from a six part series on why Egypt's Old Kingdom fell.

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vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 18, 2014 9:38 PM

This video suggests that the fall of the Egypt kingdom fell due to the climate change.  The lower kingdom (north Egypt) was not always a deadly desert.  North Egypt was once full of savannas and small bodies of water.  However, as time went on it became the desert that we see today.  Which is why the kingdom of Egypt collapsed because nobody could live there anymore.  This theory of why the Egyptian kingdom collapsed is intriguing to me because it is scientifically proven that the world's climates and geography have changed over time and continue to do so.  Therefore, this theory could be correct.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:39 PM

New research shows that the reason behind the drought was because of the desert that surrounded them. The Sahara desert use to be dryer than what is now. There was a collapse of vegetation and no rain.

 

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Documentary History │ Ancient Egypt │ The Real Life of an Egyptian │

ANCIENT EGYPT THE REAL LIFE OF AN EGYPTIAN Life and death.
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A documentary on the average life of an ancient Egyptian.

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Of Hippos and Kings: Lessons from a Bronze Age Collapse : The ...

Of Hippos and Kings: Lessons from a Bronze Age Collapse : The ... | Collapse of Egypt | Scoop.it
... Cypriots, Mitannians, Canaanites, and even Egyptians.” That's some roll call of collapse, one that used to be ascribed to the invasions of mysterious “Sea Peoples”—the Bronze Age version of the Vikings, in the Dark Ages.
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An article posted on the New Yorker website focusing on the collapse of civilizations through out the Bronze Age, including Egypt.

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