Ancient Mesopotamia


Ancient Sumerian figurines praying - from the site of Tell Asmar ca. 1900 BCE
Ancient Sumerian figurines praying – from the site of Tell Asmar ca. 1900 BCE

All about Ancient Mesopotamia

This page is dedicated to exploring the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, the area that is now mostly Iraq and part of Syria, Turkey and Kuwait.

Early Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia, the land between two rivers
The first Mesopotamian farms
Eridu, the first Mesopotamian city
The Ziggurat
Tepe Gawra, one of Iraq’s earliest known settlements

The Sumerians

Introduction to the Sumerians
The Sumerians and the invention of writing
Life in Sumerian City-states
The Sumerian city-state of Uruk

The Assyrians

The Black Obelisk of King Shalmaneser III


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