Early Western History Assignment

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Directions: Be able to identify each of the people/objects/places/terms/events below. In a short answer, explain why are they significant and how they influenced Early Western History?

  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  2. The Valley of the Kings
  3. Chauvet Caves
  4. Cuneiform
  5. Hammurapi
  6. Lucy
  7. Akhenaten
  8. Neolithic Period
  9. Assyrians
  10. Ur
  11. The Tanakh
  12. Cyrus the Great
  13. Fertile Crescent
  14. Thera
  15. Ötzi
  16. The Phoenicians
  17. Solomon’s Temple
  18. The Stepped Pyramid of Djoser
  19. Zoroastrianism
  20. The Battle of Kadesh

Section II

Directions: Be prepared to answer the following questions. Answer the question completely and include some discussion of primary sources, where appropriate, to support your answer.

1. What factors spurred the development of written scripts? How did
the development of written scripts affect the societies that developed them?
2. Compare the Neo-Assyrian state and Persian Empire. How did they
form different types of states? How did each try to integrate its realms?
3. Why was the Nile ‘central’ to life in Egypt?
4. How did the cultures of the Minoans and Mycenaeans contribute to
the development of Greece?
5. Describe the reforms of Akhenaten and discuss his role as a
6. Compare the Minoan and Egyptian cultures, particularly in terms
of art, architecture, and world view.
7. Discuss the problems of interpreting Neolithic culture.
8. Discuss the agricultural
and technological revolutions of early humans and their impact on the
development of early societies.

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1. The epics of Gilgamesh.
It is an epic poem that comes from the oldest Mesopotamia that is viewed as the earliest existing
super work of literature writing. It comes out as typical of summer legend. It involves uric people
and their harsh king Gilgamesh.
2. The valley of the kings
It is a valley located in Egypt is also called the valley of the gate of the king .it along major river
Nile in Africa continent.it is a tourist attraction site. Pyramid of Pharaoh the great king of Egypt
is found at this valley.
3. Chauvet Caves
It is a cave located in southern France. It contains some of highest quality cave painting in the
entire world. These paintings give representations of past human life and culture.
4. Cuneiform
It is a form of system writing description which originated from the Sumerians people .it is
considered as the most important between various cultures
5. Hammurabi
He was the six kind of Babylon. He was taken over by his father due to ill health and later died.
In his reign, he was the main factor leading to the conquering of Larsa city states among many
other states.
6. Lucy
Lucy is the common name given to AL 288-1. There were Multiple pieces that represented the
hominin skeleton pieces of Australopithecus afarensis. Lucy was discovered back in 1974 in
7. Akhenaten
He was an early pharaoh from Egypt. He ruled for 17 years who left Egyptian cultural practices.
He brought in Aten as the new center for worship.
8. Neolithic period.
It is referred to as the last development stage of human prehistory. It also is known as the late
Stone Age period. This period began about 12,000 y...

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