Examine the similarities and differences among the polytheistic and monotheistic religious beliefs and practices of the peoples of the early Middle East

Examine the similarities and differences among the polytheistic and monotheistic religious beliefs and practices of the peoples of the early Middle East

Discuss the role played by agriculture in the emergence of civilization, and identify at least one characteristic that was essential to the emergence of the first civilizations.

Examine the similarities and differences among the polytheistic and monotheistic religious beliefs and practices of the peoples of the early Middle East.

Discuss the importance of writing in Mesopotamia and Egypt. Show how it contributed to our knowledge of early Egyptian civilization but also point out its unique features