Ancient Mediterranean

Ancient Near East

Ancient Mesopotamia occupied the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (modern Iraq).

c. 3500 - 400 B.C.E.

Beginner's guide

The Ancient Near East is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization.

Ancient Near Eastern cultures

Sumerian

Sumerian

Akkadian

Akkadian

Neo-Sumerian / Ur III

Neo-Sumerian / Ur III

Babylonian

Babylonian

Assyrian

Assyrian

Persian

Persian

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