Some of civilization's first cities were founded by the Sumerian people in Mesopotamia, which is located in the valley between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. In Mesopotamia, women were wives and mothers and took care o... More »

Epics are similar across cultures because they are long narrative poems with a number of literary features in common. Typically, epics depict honorable heroes, vast settings, lofty subject matter, formulaic language and ... More » World View Social Sciences Cultures & Traditions

There are many fun ways to teach students of all ages about Ancient Mesopotamia. Because the subject matter is entirely new and obscure to most children, interactive and hands-on lessons represent the most effective and ... More » History Ancient History

Mesopotamia refers to the area of land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. There is not one present-day country which Mesopotamia comprises. Mesopotamia is the present-day area of parts of Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Turke... More »

Mesopotamia occupied the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Due in part to its geography, civilizations have been present in Mesopotamia since as early as 10,000 B.C. Today the area forms a part of Iraq. More »

The primary jobs in the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia were based on the agrarian nature of the society. Most Mesopotamian citizens raised and tended crops or livestock. There were also other jobs available, such as... More »

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 ... More »