Monday, December 15, 2008
Have people noticed that the ancient Egyptians and the Mesopotamians have many similarities? I mean, just look at them for a second. When I found something in my reading that the Egyptians did just like the Mesopotamians, I just said ENOUGH! Here are the similarities: ( please note that while they have many similarities, they have many differences) 1. The Egyptians and Mesopotamians both had superstructures. 2. Both Egyptians and Mesopotamians were polytheistic, (believed more than 1 god) 3. They both were given life from a river or rivers. 4. Both were buried with their most important people that they knew, such as advisors, guards, governors, etc. Now, the last one really ties in with mine. True, while most of Mesopotamian superstructures where for worship, not for use as tombs, I still notice that their tombs relate to Egyptian mastabas, except they were above ground, and on their side.