Comparing Two Ancient Civilisations: Ancient Egypt vs. Mesopotamia

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 16 May 2021
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In this video, we are comparing Ancient Egypt vs. Mesopotamia in all sorts of different aspects. We will be looking at the similarities and differences between the geography of the two regions, the phenomena of the flooding Nile vs. the flooding Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and how the geography and cultures within the regions worked differently in expansion and conquest. We look at the single unified culture of the Ancient Egyptians, their art, architecture and religious beliefs in comparison to the ever-changing political and cultural climate of Mesopotamia, a region rife with conquests and new dominant empires. This video will also explore the social structure of the numerous Mesopotamian cultures vs. the strict social hierarchy of Ancient Egypt, and the similarities between the pantheon of gods, and the differences in their beliefs for the afterlife.

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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has recently completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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APA Style

Macquire, K. (2021, May 16). Comparing Two Ancient Civilisations: Ancient Egypt vs. Mesopotamia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2531/comparing-two-ancient-civilisations-ancient-egypt/

Chicago Style

Macquire, Kelly. "Comparing Two Ancient Civilisations: Ancient Egypt vs. Mesopotamia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 16, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2531/comparing-two-ancient-civilisations-ancient-egypt/.

MLA Style

Macquire, Kelly. "Comparing Two Ancient Civilisations: Ancient Egypt vs. Mesopotamia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 May 2021. Web. 18 Sep 2021.