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The oldest evidence for a civilization, defined by urban development, social stratification, writing systems and agriculture, comes from the Mesopotamian region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers of the Middle East....

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Scholars traditionally regard Mesopotamia, an ancient area surrounding the Tigris and Euphrates rivers that is now parts of modern day Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Kuwait, as the cradle of civilization. The area is also know ...

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Little is known about the oldest eras of ancient Hebrew civilization because the culture was nomadic. The most distinct and long-lasting elements of ancient Hebrew civilization lay not in its architectural, artistic or d...

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

The earliest documented use of copper was around 9000 B.C. in the Middle East, according to ProQuest, making it one of the oldest metals known. A copper pendant found in northern Iraq dates back to at least 8700 B.C.

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Anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens sapiens, are a 150,000-year-old subspecies responsible for the entirety of recorded history and civilization. The human species, Homo sapiens, is currently believed to date back n...

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Many believe that civilization began in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. In order for a society to be civilized, it must have towns, some form of state governance and a civil service.

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The first practical number system was used by the ancient Sumerian city-states beginning sometime between 3500 B.C. and 2800 B.C. in the Mesopotamian region between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, which is now part of p...

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