Definition of Mesopotamia in English:


Line breaks: Meso¦po|ta¦mia
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛsəpəˈteɪmɪə
An ancient region of SW Asia in present-day Iraq, lying between the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Its alluvial plains were the site of the civilizations of Akkad, Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria.


from Greek mesos 'middle' + potamos 'river'.



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  • An example of this can be seen represented on a Mesopotamian cylinder seal from the 3rd millennium BC city-state of Ur.
  • The Sumerians, Akkadians, Mesopotamians and Ancient Egyptians certainly enjoyed them.
  • From ancient times, the area that came to be known as Syria had a succession of rulers, including Mesopotamians, Hittites, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, and Greeks.

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