Often called "the cradle of civilization" , it is believed to have
been the oldest of the ancient civilizations. The Mesopotamian Civilization
was located near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. There were many
significant developments during this period, like the development
of agriculture, the appearance of the earliest known written language
and codified laws and the advancement of commerce and sciences such
as astronomy and mathematics. They also developed the world's first
known calendars and cities.
started digging ditches to water crops. This originated in Mesopotamia
farming of maize was started by the inhabitants of Mexico.
Use of Copper
Egyptians, Sumerians, and American Indians were among the early
users of copper. The ancient Romans named copper after their island
Cyprus, where they found the metal.
A ziggurat, a type of temple structure
a Mesopotamian city
Irrigation system in Sacsahuamá, Peru