Ancient history can often become a snooze fest when presented within the confines of a stuffy classroom. Mesopotamia, for instance, a historical region known as the “Cradle of Civilization,” is typically blunted and overlooked in favor of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture.
The name ‘Mesopotamia’ means the land between the rivers (Tigris and Euphrates) in modern Iraq and parts of Iran, Syria, Kuwait, and Turkey. But when delving beyond the basic facts and figures, a far more compelling narrative exists that you won’t find in lackluster textbooks.
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