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The ancient civilizations of Egypt and China were very similar in many different aspects Their governments and their geography were extremely alike and the religions of the two civilizations had only tiny differences The early Egyptians also had the same concept of writing as the Chinese people who lived across the continent from them Suprisingly these two ancient civilizations that existed very far away from each other show a enormous amount of similarities in almost every area The government of Ancient Egypt was headed by a king in the New kingdom the king assumed the name pharaoh with absolute power Different dynasties or a line of rulers from the same family would rule Egypt Each ruler was considered to be a god whose orders were undisputable However the government was not only a monarchy it was a theocracy The king would perform religious rituals to help the harvest because this would ensure prosperity in Egypt Likewise the Chinese government also consisted of an emperor that would belong to a dynasty Like in Egypt a dynasty could rule until it would be eventually overthrown The Chinese kings would also perform religious duties they prayed sacrificed gave offerings and used oracle bones to call upon their ancestors Both the Chinese and the Egyptian governments had similar structure and duties If one took a look at China and Egypts geography one would notice that they are quite similar The natural barriers of the two civilizations are akin to each other China has the Pacific Ocean and the Bay of Bengal to protect it from an attack on land Equally Egypt has the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea as an effective natural barrier against non-naval attacks Also deserts protect the two civilizations While Egypt has the Libyan and Nubian Deserts China is equipped with the Gobi Desert Both China and Egypt have huge rivers located in them While Egypts pride the Nile River is a huge
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