The cradle of civilisations- Mesopotamia
Touriosity Travelmag|September 2020
Mesopotamia, a region in southwest Asia, is often claimed to have hosted the beginning of the human civilisation on earth. The geography and climatic conditions here were conducive to development of the civilisation. Many important inventions were made during this time, including written language, maps, mathematics, the concept of time and things like the brick, plough, wheels, chariots and boats, pottery and textile mills. Accordingly the region is often called the ‘Cradle of Civilisations’ as a lot of what the human race on the earth has today was born here.

The Mesopotamian Civilization goes as far back as 3300 BC and it continued till 539 BC. Due to the existence of fertile valleys between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers people had settled down here as far as 14,000 BC. Then they lived in small settlements and circular huts. While humans practiced art and had learnt to do agriculture and domesticate animals for both food and agriculture by 8000 BC there was no civilised society as such before the rise of Mesopotamia. This civilisation grew up in the regions of Babylonia, Sumeria and Assyrian highlands, which are now in the modern day Iraq, Syria, Kuwait and Turkey.

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