Life in Mesopotamia

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Jan van der Crabben
published on 21 April 2023

Even though Mesopotamia was never a single unified civilization, people led their lives following similar principles throughout the region and across time periods. As the birthplace of cities, agriculture, writing, and civilization in general, life in Mesopotamia 4000 years ago was not all that different from our lives today.

This collection collates the most relevant articles, videos, images, and maps related to life in ancient Mesopotamia, including the Sumerians, the Akkadian Empire, the Assyrian Empire, and other civilizations in the region, from circa 4500 BCE to the rise of the Achaemenid Empire, circa 550 BCE.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College, and he has worked in the field of history-related digital media since 2006.

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