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Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia (Greek, "between the rivers") is the alluvial plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (in contemporary Iraq), which was home to, or conquered by, numerous ancient civilizations, including Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Akkad, Egypt, Hittites, and Elam.

These civilizations arose from earlier settlements and cultures which were among the first to make use of agriculture.

Cities and sites with settlements in this region in these periods include:

See also Levant, History of Levant, Deities

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Mesopotamia is also a place in the State of Ohio in the United States of America: see Mesopotamia, Ohio[?].



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