Ancient Civilization of Mesopotamia
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PUBLISHED Apr 12, 2014

Today, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is a barren desert. But centuries ago, this area in modern-day Iraq and southern Syria was known as Mesopotamia, a fertile plain that served as home to some of the earliest civilizations. Discover the Sumerian civilization, the first to successfully irrigate the region, form a government and develop written language. The program explores other civilizations that formed following the demise of the Sumerians - the warlike Assyrians and the prosperous Babylonians, who invaded Jerusalem under King Nebuchadnezzar.