Category: Ancient Mesopotamia

Whenever the name “Mesopotamia” pops up, many people assume that it was this giant and unified empire that gave us civilized ways of doing things. Yes, Mesopotamia did usher the world into a civilized era. However, ancient Mesopotamia was far from being a single unified empire. It was a geographic region where most of the world’s ancient civilizations sprung out.

The Mesopotamians started off as a thriving group of people. They settled on a large and dry region where two great rivers, the Euphrates and Tigris, meanders through. As a result of this, their lands got fertile; and soon, the settlements grew bigger to form city-states. These cities, in turn, formed multiple empires. Most famous among them were the Sumerians, the Akkadians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, and the Persians.

Out of those empires came equally great leaders and kings such as Gilgamesh, Hammurabi, Sargon, Darius I, and Xerxes.

Our world as we know it today is a huge beneficiary of Mesopotamian inventions and ideas.

The following posts comprehensively paints a picture of what it was like to live in ancient Mesopotamia from the year 5500 BCE to 7 CE. We explore a plethora of cultural, social, political, religious, economic and geographic conditions that made Mesopotamia become the birthplace of human’s civilization.

History and major facts about ziggurats

The ziggurat stands as an emblematic structure of the ancient Mesopotamian world, a testament to humanity’s architectural and religious aspirations. With its massive size and intricate design, these stepped pyramids...