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Why did most ancient civilizations develop near rivers?
Most ancient civilizations needed the fertile land, food sources (water-based fowl, fish, etc.), and trading opportunities found near rivers to support their community. Over time, commerce and population would grow, and with it would develop a full-fledged civilization. They could then use their clever location to defend themselves from attackers, to reach other main hubs of civilization to trade, and to establish a navy. hi guys
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The Euphrates River.
Egypt built its civilization near the Nile River because each year the river would flood bringing not only much needed water but also the rich silt naturally found in water th…at would enrich the earth. Once the river flooding would recede, ground would be would be rich in nutrients and therefore great for planting.
the Persians controlled most of the land.
Because water is the single most important element to a human being. For any civilisation to flourish, they need water for their crops, for their domestic animals and, of cour…se, for themselves. It is much easier to build your house next to a river than to haul water for miles. Other animals also need water, so it is much easier to hunt them when they come down to drink. The mud near rivers is often full of nutrients which help plants grow strong and it is also cooler near rivers because of the evaporation. If a group of people are constantly struggling for food, they cannot truly develop a culture or a writing system or build vast cities. Thus, the great cultures we hear about today are the ones that built along rivers and had the time and resources to develop.
They developed near water, because it is one of the most valuable resources in the world. With out it we would all be dead.
The civilization was developed near the yellow and yangtze river because For thousands of years, the river has been known as the mother river of the Chinese nation, both… in the writings of the poets and scribes, and in the hearts of the Chinese people. Almost all the Chinese see themselves as the children of Yellow River. It is said that Egypt is the gift vouchsafed by the Nile. If there were no Nile, then it is hard to see how there could be an Egyptian civilization. The Yellow River has the same relationship with China. If China had no Yellow River, the Chinese wouldn't have a place to focus their spiritual energies on. Yellow River drainage basin is the birthplace of Chinese nation and meanwhile it is the cradle of Chinese civilization. In this vast cradle, Yellow River civilization, which is the principal part of the whole Chinese civilization and plays a crucial role in the history of civilization development, grew with vitality. It had stood the test of almost all kinds of upheavals and difficulties, and finally created the continuous Chinese civilization.
It was a close resource for water and it supplied water to people's farmland and it had fertile soil.
Ancient civilizations began by rivers and fertile lands. The first civilizations started in the Fertile Crescent, around the Nile river. This was known as the "Cradle of Civil…ization"
It gave them water so they wouldnt have to roam around. It also gave them other supplies.
Because if they lived far they could not get water so they would have to use irrigation, a very costly system for getting water.
Mesopotamia developed along the Tigris and Euphrates river.
The Nile River provided as a route of transportation. The water takes you north, and the wind takes you south. Other than Mesopotamia, the Nile River Vally has the richest soi…l. The Nile River also provided protection from other civilizations. Until they were conquered by the Harrapans who came from the north.