Geography

Bronze Age In Greece

The Minoans copied the Egyptian art of showing people in profiles rather than frontally (Bulliet 75). They perfected the art with their own fine touches making their own art look more natural than the Egyptians. which looked more like still figures (Flowofhistory.com).
Moreover, Crete’s geographical position was also a positive factor for its progress in civilization. The island was isolated (Bulliet 77) and thus there were little or no external threats to its security from its enemies. The peace and stability that the region enjoyed gave the inhabitants ample time to work on their projects without fear of attack. Kingdoms that were always taking part in wars with their neighbors had little time for their own development. hence a slow civilization progress.
However, the geography of the Minoas also led to their downfall. A huge volcanic eruption sank the Island of Thera, 80 miles North-east of Crete. The eruption left a crater, assumed to be 4 times that of Krakatoa of 1883. The eruption caused a shock wave those flattened Crete’s cities. Moreover, the tidal wave destroyed the naval fleet and the volcanic ash destroyed the Island’s crops and vegetation. The three factors left a huge dent in the Island, leading slowly to its collapse (Flowofhistory.com).
The climate of Egypt was unfavorable to the civilizing process. The area lies in a desert and most of the parts of the kingdom did not receive any rain throughout the year. The lack of reliable water sources forced the people to adopt irrigation from River Nile. The Nile delta made up of the Blue Nile and White Nile, flows through Egypt from Khartoum into the Mediterranean Sea. Most of the population lived along the Nile, where agriculture could be practiced.

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