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Which bodies of water became the Mediterranean Sea?

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the Mediterranean Basin and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Western and Southern Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant.

What is the significance of the Tigris and Euphrates river?

The Euphrates River is one of the most important rivers in the world. Along with the Tigris, it provided much of the water that supported the development of ancient Mesopotamian culture. The Tigris Euphrates valley was the birthplace of the ancient civilizations of Assyria, Babylonian, and Sumer.

How did the Mediterranean Sea impact the civilization?

From ancient times the Mediterranean Sea served as a great highway, linking the lands around its shores. It played an important role in the Roman Empire, in the rise of Italy’s maritime* cities, and in the expansion of the Islamic world across northern Africa to Spain.

Where is the Mediterranean Sea?

Mediterranean Sea, an intercontinental sea that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean on the west to Asia on the east and separates Europe from Africa. It has often been called the incubator of Western civilization.

How deep is the Mediterranean Sea at its deepest point?


What are the major tectonic events in Africa?

The most recent tectonic events affecting Africa are the East African rift (Fig. 1) that initiated 30–40 Ma (Burke 1996) and now extends from Afar to Mozambique and the Maghrebides Belt of NW Africa that is related to the Alpine orogeny.

Why are there no earthquakes in Africa?

As has been said a lot already, Africa does get earthquakes, just much less of them. The reason Africa gets less earthquakes is because of the tectonic plates. That same movement causes the high amount of earthquakes in California as the Pacific plate bumps into and grinds along the Juan de Fuca/North American plate.

What plant life is unique to Africa?

Other African Plants and Trees Out of all the African plants and trees, Africa is home to only one native species of baobab tree. These trees may be the oldest living things on the continent, with some measured at over 3,000 years old.

Which is the oldest republic of Africa continent?


What was the original name of Africa?


What was Africa called before?

What is the oldest republic in the world?

San Marino

What country is the youngest?


What is the longest lasting form of government?

What are the longest-lasting empires, governments, or nations?

  • The Pandyan Empire (1850 years) This society of Southern India is considered the longest-lasting empire in history.
  • Byzantine Empire (1123 years)
  • Silla (992 years)
  • Ethiopian Empire (837 years)
  • Roman Empire (499 years)
  • San Marino (415+ years)
  • Aboriginal Australian Cultures (50,000 years)

Which country declared itself the oldest republic in the world?