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A special compartment in the chariot held a number of spears. The charging chariots are seen defeating the enemy. In the middle band, the Sumerian soldiers round up the captured enemies. In the top band, the captives are presented to the king, who has alighted from his chariot and is shown standing above all the others in the center of the panel. The ‘‘Royal Standard’’ of Ur. 8 CHAPTER 1 THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS bureaucracy, and the priests and priestesses all aided the kings in their rule.

Would be the same year. C. D. The dating of events can also vary from people to people. Most people in the Western world use the Western calendar, also known as the Gregorian calendar after Pope Gregory XIII, who refined it in 1582. , considered to be the date of the creation of the world according to the Bible. Thus, the Western year 2008 is the year 5768 on the Hebrew calendar. The Islamic calendar begins year 1 on the day Muhammad fled Mecca, which is the year 622 on the Western calendar. I N T R O D U C T I O N TO S T U D E N T S O F W E S T E R N C I V I L I Z AT I O N VOLUME A: SEVENTH TO 1500 EDITION WESTERN CIVILIZATION This page intentionally left blank Ó Nik Wheeler/CORBIS C H A P T ER 1 THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS CHAPTER OUTLINE AND FOCUS QUESTIONS The First Humans How did the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages differ, and how did the Neolithic Revolution affect the lives of men and women?

Arabian Many written reSea cords of this Indus valley civilization 0 200 400 600 Kilom om meete teers rs exist, but their lan0 200 400 Miles guage has not yet been deciphered. Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro This Indus valley civilization carried on extensive trade with city-states in Southwest Asia. Another river valley civilization emerged along the Yellow River in northern China about 4,000 years ago. , this civilization contained impressive Anyang A an Yellow Sea cities with huge Luo uooyan uoyan y ng ya outer walls, royal palaces, and large Huai R.

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