Which two rivers cradle the first civilizations?
The Tigris and Euphrates
Two of the most famous to support early civilizations were the Tigrus and Euphrates rivers, located in modern day Iraq. Together, they formed what was called the "Fertile Crescent" and allowed the flourishing of some of the earliest civilizations known to man, the Mesopotamian and Babylonian civilizations.
Mesopotamia means "the land between the rivers" or "the land between the two rivers." Those two rivers being the Tigris and Euphrates which are located in modern day Iraq. This was the site of the world's first civilization, Sumer, home of the Sumarians, as well as a later city known as Babylon. This region and civilizations are featured strongly in the Old Testament.
The earliest civilizations known, where developed along the river valleys of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. It even says in the Bible the the garden of Eden was near the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Mesopotamia, was one of the earliest civilizations, and they were based off of those two rivers too.
It is called the fertile crescent . Because of the people who lived near Egypt lived in between two rivers called the Tigris amd Euphraties . The two rivers flooded all year around the same time every year . The people planted crops near flooding points in the rivers . and that has started agriculture.
Mesopotamia was crossed by two long rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. These two rivers allowed the development of agriculture. Water from the two rivers was used to irrigate the land near the rivers by building irrigation canals. Good agricultural conditions created prosperity and the rise of rulers who probably co-ordinated the construction of the canals. They appropriated a large part of the harvest, which made them rich.
Mesopotamia literally means "Land Between Two Rivers" in Greek because it was between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. There are also two nicknames historians give Mesopotamia, the "Fertile Crescent" (because the Mesopotamian civilization was shaped like a crescent and the land was fertile) and the "Cradle of Civilization" (because civilization was "born" in Mesopotamia).
The Fertile Crescent was framed by two rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates. These rivers would flood annually, making the soil muddy which in turn would created a layer of silt over the land. Silt was nutritious and beneficial to the harvests which the city depended on. Also, the rivers led to the idea and action of irrigation, which also benefit the growth of crops.
The Tigris and Euphrates rivers both provided a great source of food for the people in that region, and when the people decided to settle down and farm, the two acted as great resources for farming and irrigation. When they began to have more and more food, their population expanded, but because of the fact there were TWO rivers instead of just one like other civilizations, (i.e. egypt, india, china) they were able to support…