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Map of Mesopotamia, 2000-1600 BCE
Image by P L Kessler

Map of Mesopotamia, 2000-1600 BCE

A general map of Mesopotamia and its neighbouring territories which roughly covers the period from 2000-1600 BCE reveals the concentration of city states in Sumer, in the south. This is where the first true city-states arose, although...
Map of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, c. 1300 BCE
Image by Jan van der Crabben

Map of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, c. 1300 BCE

Map of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East c. 1300 BCE, showing the period of Great Powers, with the six large kingdoms and empires (the Hittites, the Mycenaean Civilization, Assyria, Babylonia, Elam and the New Kingdom of Egypt) co-existing...
Ancient Syro-Mesopotamia ca. 1764 BCE
Image by Attar-Aram syria, using a modified map originally made by Sémhur.

Ancient Syro-Mesopotamia ca. 1764 BCE

This map shows the political situation in Syro-Mesopotamia c. 1764 BCE. During this time, the Amorite Kings, Hammurabi of Babylon and Zimri-Lim of Mari were engaged in near-constant warfare with surrounding polities, many of whom were also...
Map of Mesopotamia, c. 1400 BCE
Image by Javierfv1212

Map of Mesopotamia, c. 1400 BCE

This is a map of Mesopotamia showing the dominant kingdoms of Egypt, Mitanni, Hatti, and Kassite Babylonia.
Map of the World from Sippar, Mesopotamia
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Map of the World from Sippar, Mesopotamia

This tablet contains both a cuneiform inscription and a unique map of the Mesopotamian world. Babylon is shown in the center (the rectangle in the top half of the circle), and Assyria, Elam and other places are also named. The central area...
Stamped Mud Brick, Babylonia, Mesopotamia
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FACP, FRCP(Glasg)

Stamped Mud Brick, Babylonia, Mesopotamia

This is a stamped mud brick with cuneiform inscriptions, which lies within a building's wall in ancient Babylonia (modern Babylon governorate), Mesopotamia, Iraq.
Simulation Tour: Ziggurat of Ur
Video by Arch Hussain

Simulation Tour: Ziggurat of Ur

This is a simulation (virtual reality) video of a reconstruction of the Ziggurat of Ur in its entirety. Ur was a city in Sumer that became dominant during the Early Dynastic Period (c. 2900-2350 B.C.E) alongside other cities such as; Uruk...
Enuma Elish  | The Babylonian Epic of Creation | Complete Audiobook | With Commentary
Video by Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Enuma Elish | The Babylonian Epic of Creation | Complete Audiobook | With Commentary

This is the complete audiobook of the Enuma Elish : The Babylonian Epic of Creation that also comes with commentary. I hope that you all enjoy this awesome work that helps us better understand ancient Mesopotamian Mythology, Religion and...
A Tour of the Ziggurat of Ur
Video by Ed Rogers

A Tour of the Ziggurat of Ur

This video acts as a virtual tour of the Ziggurat of Ur (located near modern day Nasiriyah, Iraq which was in the city-state of Sumeria in Mesopotamia). This site was originally excavated in 1922 by the tour guide's grandfather.
The Rise & Fall of History's First Empire - Soraya Field Fiorio
Video by TED-Ed

The Rise & Fall of History's First Empire - Soraya Field Fiorio

Discover history’s first empire: Sumer, located in Mesopotamia, which built the world’s first cities and created the first writing system. History’s first empire rose out of a hot, dry landscape, without rainfall to nourish crops, without...