the pyramids were one of Egypt's greatest achievments. the pyramids were created as tombs for pharaohs who died. it took many years to build. thanks to the pyramids countless artifacts we are better informed of their society.
The area which is now Pakistan used to be the area for the Indus civilization. this civilization was very advanced with sewer systems and proper housing. they paved the way for some of the things we used today.
in Mesopotamia a lot of things we use today were created. after the Sumerians created a system of writing, they created the first clay map, with this discovery were clay tablets with scientific investigations such as maps of the stars
hammurabi and his code of laws
Hammurabi develops code of laws for the Babylonian empire. there was 282 laws in his code. he created this to help unify the diverse groups. these laws gave punishments to people who did crimes. this was the first written law. ''eye for eye tooth for tooth''
the vedas were four books of Hindu scripture written in sanskrit. in theses books were rituals for priests, vedic religion philosophy and hyms.
Queen hatshepsut declared herself a pharaoh this was unique because women could not be pharaohs. she only took the throne because her stepson was unable. she was known because she sent a fleet of men out and they came back back with gold, ivory and unusual plants and animals. she expanded Egypt through trade and war.
the olympics is a Greek made celebration. the first olympic was created to honor the strength of the gods. this was held every four years.
Confucius was the creator of the philosophy Confucianism. education, respect and kindness were extremely important for a well run government. Confucianism created the foundation for bureaucracy. this philosophy changed the way people thought in china.
the great wall of china
the great wall of china was built to keep invaders out. this was built under the ruler Shi Haundi. he forced poor people to work and build it. he extended the wall 13,170 miles long.
Qin to Han
The harsh and tough Qin dynasty. after the leader of the Qin dynasty died his son took his place, the people rebelled against his legalist practices.