The ancient land of Mesopotamia occupied all or part of the land that now comprises the modern day countries of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. The region was called "Mesopotamia," which means between two rivers, because i... More »

Bronze Age Mesopotamia was located in the southwest part of Asia in what is now Iraq, Kuwait, Iran and Syria. Mesopotamia means “between two rivers,” referring to its location between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. More »

A 21st-century map of what was Mesopotamia shows the area divided into separate countries, including Kuwait, Iraq, Arabia, Iran, Syria and Turkey. Iraq has the largest chunk of Mesopotamia and the most land fronting the ... More »

The Kurds are a group of ethnically Iranian people who live in the mountainous border region between Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Armenia. They comprise the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East but have never ... More » Geography

Countries in the western part of Asia include Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Palestine and Georgia. Turkey is ... More »

Mesopotamia refers to the ancient land that was located in the eastern Mediterranean region. This area of land was bounded by the Zagros Mountains in the northeast and was the Arabian Plateau in the southeast. More » Geography

Ancient Mesopotamia encompasses all of the country of Iraq. Some parts of Turkey, Syria and Iran area also overlap with the old borders of Mesopotamia. More »