Civilisations of Mesopotamia

The name Mesopotamia translates to ‘the land between rivers’. It refers to an area in the Middle East located near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It is located in modern-day Iraq with portions of it in southwestern Iran, Turkey and northeastern Syria. AMRITA GANERIWALLA, a class 12 student of Bombay International School, Mumbai, throws light on the people that belonged to this civilisation.

AKKADIANS The Akkad people belonged to central Iraq. This region is roughly located where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are closest to each other. The early occupants of the region were Semitic and spoke Akkadian. The name Akkad comes from the city of Agade, which was founded by Semitic conqueror
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