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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18 responses to “About All Mesopotamia

  1. Zayn Bilkadi

    July 6, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Who are you anyway? Associated with a University? I am Zayn Bilkadi. You have quoted my work on bitumen. Good job. But please tell me a bit on who you are. Thanks.


      July 8, 2012 at 7:23 am

      Thank you! It’s always nice to hear from readers, especially those whose expertise I’ve utilized in my posts.

      I am not associated with a university, no. I am merely someone very interested in the Mesopotamian civilization and spreading the word about it by way of my background in journalism and history, and obviously the internet. The expertise of individuals like yourself helps me do what I do, and I appreciate it and hope that I am driving traffic to your work, as that is also something I like to do-putting the Mesopotamia experts in the spotlight.

      Thanks again for your comment and I hope you will continue to come back to the blog.

  2. Christopher E Frank

    September 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I am trying to locate tattoo designs of ancient Mesopotamia.Have you come across any?

  3. Ashor Sworesho

    February 5, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Very interesting and informative blog!! I just spent two hours on this website!! Keep up the GREAT work! 🙂

  4. persnicketythecat

    August 13, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Your blog is great! It’s hard to get more in depth information about Mesopotamian civilizations. It’s too bad they aren’t as recognized as other ancient people like the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.


      August 18, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Thank you for the kind words! It is hard to get in-depth information about Mesopotamia, even for us, but that’s what we’re here for…to make Mesopotamian history as accessible as all the others!

  5. persnicketythecat

    August 19, 2014 at 1:01 am

    You should write a blog about scribes. There isn’t much information online about Mesopotamian scribes. Cuneiform is very interesting!

  6. persnicketythecat

    August 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I recently made my own history blog!

  7. dana

    December 11, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    i need to create a citation for this website could you please give me your full name?

  8. dana

    December 11, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    the full name of the author…


      December 11, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Im’d be happy to email you that information, but may I ask what you will be citing this website for?

  9. Rekha Mangnani

    December 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Really nice details about the ancient civilization. You can however take some more information from here.

  10. sam

    May 31, 2019 at 12:57 am

    I love Mesopotamia history and regularly read your fascinating blogs. I have done a brief educational video on History of Sumer and Akkad:


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