Task 1

Task 1
In China, the Yellow River valley Civilization began around 4000 B.C. Diverse ethnic groups were scattered among this vast area, which in time became a single culture The yellow river known as the Huang He runs through China for about 2,900 miles. Its rich yellow sediment is carried from Mongolia to the Pacific Ocean. The yellow river valley was ruled by the Shang King who resided in the capital city of Anyang. The kingdom was separated into many regions that were governed by titled warlords. Even though they ruled their land the King could remove them anytime he chose to (The River Valley civilization guide, 2011).
From the beginning of mankind water has played an important role in the progress of civilization. This is true for the Chinese civilization as well. The Yellow River also known to the Chinese as the mother river was essential in developing civilization in China. The Yellow River region has been the center of politics, economy and culture, throughout the time of the Xia in the period of the twenty-first century BC to the Shang in the sixteenth thru the eleventh century BC, as well as the Tang Dynasty of 618-907. The yellow river civilization was known for such things as potteries, silks, bronze, ect. The awe-inspiring Yellow River is the symbol of the Chinese nation. From the high Kunlun Mountain reaching the vast Pacific Ocean, it runs among the grasslands, piercing the Loess Plateau and saturating the land. The Yellow River nurtures the largest nation on earth, the Chinese nation (Travel China Guide, 2012).
When a potato plant blooms, it sprouts five lobed flowers. The flowers look like large purple stars. There are some records of Marie Antoinette liking the flowers so much she would place them in her hair. Her spouse, Louis XVI, wore one as a corsage (What’s Cooking America 2010).
5th Century
Among the ancient ruins of Chile and Peru, archaeologists discovered remains of potatoes dating back to 500 B.C. In 5th Century B.C...