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Mesopotamia (region)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: M. Roaf, T. Sinclair, S.E. Kroll, St J. Simpson
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Ryan Horne, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Feb 13, 2020 04:23 PM History
An important region surrounding the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in the northern part of the Fertile Crescent, roughly corresponding to most of modern Iraq and Kuwait, eastern Syria, and Southeastern Turkey. Mesopotamia was a critical part of many empires and kingdoms, including the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, the Achaemenids, Alexander the Great, and the Seleucids. It was also a site of intense conflict between the Roman, Parthian, and Sassanid Empires until the 7th century Muslim conquest.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/874602

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Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 89 B3 Mesopotamia

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: includes Osrhoene


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M. Roaf, T. Sinclair, S.E. Kroll, St J. Simpson, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Ryan Horne, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Mesopotamia (region): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/874602> [accessed: 23 September 2020]

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