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Fertile Crescent
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Fertile Crescent

The Fertile Crescent, often called the "Cradle of Civilization", is the region in the Middle East which curves, like a quarter-moon shape, from the Persian Gulf, through modern-day southern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and northern...
Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent & Mesopotamia
Articleby Jan van der Crabben

Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent & Mesopotamia

The ancient Near East, and the historical region of the Fertile Crescent in particular, is generally seen as the birthplace of agriculture. The first agricultural evidence comes from the Levant from where it spread to Mesopotamia, enabling...
Mesopotamia
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning 'between two rivers') was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to modern-day...
Fertile Crescent - Cradle of Civilization
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

Fertile Crescent - Cradle of Civilization

The Fertile Crescent is a region stretching from northern Egypt across to the Persian Gulf and was the home to the oldest civilizations in history such as the Sumerians, earning it the common name of the 'Cradle of Civilization'. First populated...
Ten Ancient Mesopotamia Facts You Need to Know
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Ten Ancient Mesopotamia Facts You Need to Know

Mesopotamia is the ancient Greek name (meaning “the land between two rivers”, the Tigris and Euphrates) for the region corresponding to modern-day Iraq and parts of Iran, Syria, and Turkey. It is considered the “cradle of civilization” for...
The Mesopotamian Pantheon
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Mesopotamian Pantheon

The gods of the Mesopotamian region were not uniform in name, power, provenance or status in the hierarchy. Mesopotamian culture varied from region to region and, because of this, Marduk should not be regarded as King of the Gods in the same...
Sumerians
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Sumerians

The Sumerians were the people of southern Mesopotamia whose civilization flourished between c. 4100-1750 BCE. Their name comes from the region which is frequently – and incorrectly – referred to as a “country”. Sumer was never a cohesive...
Map of the Fertile Crescent
Imageby NormanEinstein

Map of the Fertile Crescent

This map shows the location and extent of the Fertile Crescent, a region in the Middle East incorporating ancient Egypt; the Levant; and Mesopotamia.
Fertile Crescent Map
Imageby Patrick Goodman

Fertile Crescent Map

Map of the Fertile Crescent, a region stretching in a quarter-moon shape from Mesopotamia down through the Levant. The region is bordered by the Persian Gulf and Zagros Mountains to the east, Taurus Mountains to the north, Mediterranean sea...
Map of the Fertile Crescent
Imageby Simeon Netchev

Map of the Fertile Crescent

A map of the Fertile Crescent showing the Eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia. Key agricultural produce is shown on the map, including early cereals and animals, as well as the dates of first known agriculture.
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