About All Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia is the cradle of civilization. It is where writing and the wheel were invented by the Sumerians. Along with the Sumerians, there were also the Akkadians who are credited with building the world’s first empire, the Babylonians who are credited with inventing most of the laws we still live by today, and the Assyrians whose innovations in warfare were unmatched in antiquity and inspired armies for thousands of years. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Each of these groups lived in different parts of what is modern-day Iraq, at times simultaneously, and at others preceding or succeeding each other. They exchanged ideas and beliefs that reached far beyond Mesopotamian borders, long after they lived and died. The civilizations they created were some of the richest in the world, thanks in part to their location on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and the famous Fertile Crescent.
Welcome to the All Mesopotamia blog, where you will learn about these civilizations through fun little (and not-so-little) posts, featuring information gathered from sources all over the internet. This blog is part of a network of various social networking platforms through which All Mesopotamia distributes information about this ancient civilization.
What separates this blog from other history blogs is that it is focused on Ancient Mesopotamia and is presented in a way that speaks to everyone. It also offers new insight and fresh perspectives.
We like to keep it simple, fun and educational, and will never skimp on quality or accuracy as long as we can help it. We bring passion to the table, and that is what drives us to do our best. All sources are attributed, so that all who bring Mesopotamia and its wealth of history to the masses get the proper credit, and our vision of a solid network of resources dealing with Mesopotamia is realized.
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