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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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there were two main civilization near the Nile river: upper Egypt and lower Egypt, King Menes united them.
Because if they lived far they could not get water so they would have to use irrigation, a very costly system for getting water.
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"
due to the fact that they did not have any indoor plubming etc, they required to be near a water saurce so that they could exist for food and water.
The Ancient Egyptians
The first greatest civilization in ancient India developed near the valley of the Indus River around 3000 BC?
The Indus Valley
so they can eat fish Land near rivers provide more fertile soil for farming. The closer the land is to the river also makes it easier to irrigate the soil by using the water …from the 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.
They settled near rivers for water and animals. Animals would go to the water so the area would be good for hunting. They also needed the water for themselves. Back then, wate…r was the ultimate resource.
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.
it allowed trade and it provided good land for farming
The Euphrates River.
Not only did they provide drinking water, but thet were natural 'roadways' and helped to grow crops as well as provide food.
Their fertility and water supply.
Their floods provided fertile, rejuvenating soils for agriculture,water for crops and people, and communication and transport.
Yes, without it they could not have made the land fertile. All theancient civilisations developed along or near big rivers.