HISTORY OF ASIA. When the great land masses of Africa and India collide with Europe and Asia, about 100 million years ago, they cause the crust of the earth to crumple upwards in a long almost continuous ridge of high ground - from the Alps, through Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan to the Himalayas.
Beside this, what was the first civilization in Asia?
Like the ancient Middle East, civilizations in South and East Asia first developed near great river systems. The Harappan civilization of the Indus River valley developed in the middle of the third millennium B.C.E. —approximately at the same time as the river civilizations of the Middle East.
Also to know, what are 5 facts about Asia?
Facts about Asia
- Population: more than 4 billion, yes that's billion!
- Land Area: 45,036,490 square kilometres (17,388,690 square miles)
- Countries: 48.
- Highest Peak: Mount Everest, on the border of Nepal and China, rises 8848 metres (29,029 feet) above sea level.
- Largest Lake: Caspian Sea.
Who is the oldest civilization?
Although Mesopotamia civilization is considered the oldest in the world's history, some researchers believe that the Aboriginal Australian is the oldest. The Aborigines can be traced back to 75,000 years ago but became a genetically distinct group about 50,000 years ago.
How many kids are in Asia?
The Situation for Children in South Asia. South Asia is home to about 627 million children under 18 years of age1 - approximately 36 percent of the total population of 1.82 billion2. Countries in South Asia have made remarkable progress in human development.