why was writing so important in ancient civilizations
Why are ancient European civilization important? If we are to measure the importance of civilizations, we must ask how we are measuring it. African civilization
s are important in many ways that you may not know about. For example the Nubian culture made great contributions through their trade in many natural resources but most importantly in cattle. Nubia was part of the "agricultural revolution" that saw man using animal husbandry and farming instead of the hunter/gatherer society.
Egypt gave us the clock, the calender, paper, use of text, the concept of an afterlife, the obelisk, columns, and the zodiac. Egyptian culture was the major force in influencing the ancient Greek culture, as well. For more information, I would also recommend reading about the Kush, the sub-Saharan iron age civilizations, and how important the African civilizations were to trade for European and Middle Eastern civilizations.
Writing The ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to record and communicate information about religion and government. Thus, they invented written scripts that could be used to record this information. The most famous of all ancient Egyptian scripts is.
However, throughout three thousand years of ancient Egyptian civilisation, at least three other were used for different purposes. Using these scripts, were able to preserve the beliefs, history and ideas of ancient Egypt in temple and tomb walls and on scrolls. One of the keys to unlocking the secrets of ancient Egyptian writing was the 'Rosetta Stone'.
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