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By Philip Steele

Be an eyewitness to historical Iraq. return in time to among 3500 to 500 BC, and stopover at the 'land among rivers'. become aware of the birthplace of writing and farming and the place the 1st nice towns, states and empires rose; domestic to the Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian civilizations. Get the image utilizing the clip-art CD with over a hundred impressive pictures to obtain. Then use the enormous pull-out wallchart to accessorize your room. nice for tasks or simply for enjoyable, this fact-packed advisor and CD will exhibit and let you know every little thing you must learn about this old land and civilization. "I am a massive fan of these...They are brilliantly visual". "There isn't really a toddler that will manage to face up to picking out that up" - "Reader Reviews".

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When the Persian Sassanids ruled Mesopotamia, it became the site of a fabulous palace built by Chosroes I, who ruled from 531 to 579 ce. A magnificent arch survives on the site to this day. The Islamic age In the Arabian desert a new religion called Islam was firing people with enthusiasm. Its followers pledged submission to one God, whose messenger Muhammad had lived from 570 to 632 ce. Under the leadership of rulers called caliphs, Arab armies spread the faith across Asia and North Africa. They defeated the Persians at Qadisiyah in 637, pulled down Ctesiphon, and used its stones to build a dazzling new capital on the Tigris in 762.

Salt Sea encircles the known world Euphrates flows down from the mountains The Ishtar Gate Long rectangle represents marshes WORLD VIEW This Babylonian clay tablet is a map of the Earth, with the northwest uppermost. The outer region is occupied by lands famed in Mesopotamian mythology. The circle represents the ╆“Salt Sea” (the ocean that surrounds the world). The middle of the map shows the River Euphrates, flowing from its source in the Anatolian highlands. The cities of Babylon and Susa are located near the top and bottom of the river.

The classical age The Greeks never forgave the Persians for their invasions of the Greek homeland. In 334 bce a Greek army, commanded by a young Macedonian ruler called Alexander, marched into Asia. He twice defeated the Persian king Darius III. Babylon, Susa, and Persepolis all opened their gates to the Greeks. Alexander planned ALEXANDER THE GREAT to rebuild Mesopotamia but he died at Babylon Born in 356 bce, Alexander became one of the most brilliant generals in 323 bce, aged just 33. Alexander’s empire was the world has known.

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