Monday, September 19, 2005
Cartography: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece
2) Egyptians use geometry in mapping for land ownership.
3) Greece: Strabo wrote the book Geographia about 63 BCE.
* Pythagoras was the first to offer proof that the earth is spherical.
* Greeks develop map projections and the grid system.
Cradles of Civilization, acc to A History of the World:
* Nile Valley
* China's Huang valley
* Indus Valley of Pakistan / India.
belief that your culture is superior to others.
Historic map / Roots of Geography:
a) Euphrates and Tigris Rivers
b) Babylonia: cities of Babylon and Ur.
c) Persian Gulf
d) Red Sea
f) Black Sea
g) Turkey / Asia Minor
Thursday's quiz, Sept. 22: Historic Middle East Map,