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Huang Ho Han Civilization By: Emily, Michaela, Sebastian, Austin, Jeffrey
Architecture The greatest architecture in the Han dynasty was the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China was made from bricks, stones, and dirt. Slabs of stones were used for the base and sides. Then they filled the cracks with dirt, rocks, and rubble.
Architecture There were two types of homes in the Han dynasty. One is made of grass or reeds over holes in the ground. The other one is made of wood covered with clay.
Religion Common religions in the Han dynasty was Daoism and Confucianism. There was a heavy belief that shens, or spirits, influenced families and the world. They did many ethical rituals that were very important to them. Daoism is living life, hope, happiness, and following your dreams.
Religion Daoism was created around 100 A.D. It quickly grew from 200A.D- 700A.D. Yin Yang was a symbol of Daoism. Later on the believers of Daoism converted to believers of Buddhism.
Government The government in the Han dynasty had changed a lot since the Shang dynasty. The emperor used many government officials to help him run his vast empire. The Han civilization government’s was a bureaucracy. A bureaucracy is a form of government that is structured like a pyramid.
Government A bureaucracy has few people at the top and many at the bottom. At each level people direct the lower level. Lower-leveled officials lived throughout the empire. Lower official’s jobs were checking roads and canals and making sure that enough grain was produced in case of famine.
Government Civil servents were hired based on their ability and knowledge, not their social status. To become civil servants a young man ha d to pass a difficult test. They had to memorize five books and spent long periods of time in tiny rooms studying them. Once civil servants were hired they were not allowed to serve at home.
Climate The climate in the Han civilization was different in different areas. The inner part of the Huang Ho Han civilization was closer to the sea level. The Inner Han civilization was very warm and wet so this temperature was perfect for growing rice and catching seafood.
Climate The outer part of the Huang Ho Han civilization was by the Himalaya Mountains. By the Himalayas it was bitterly cold. There was only 50 days without frost. The Outer Han civilization was too cold for crops but was fine for raising livestock, especially yaks. By the Northwestern deserts it was very, very hot. It can get so hot that raindrops could evaporate before they even touched the ground.