The peoples of ancient Mesopotamia oversaw one of the major cradles of human civilization. The world's first cities and empires grew on the plains of what is now Iraq. Some of the world's first farmers worked land in what historians call the Fertile Crescent.
About the Author
Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Story of Mesopotamia 4
Chapter 2 Family and Home Life 16
Chapter 3 Arts and Architecture 22
Chapter 4 Gods and Religious Beliefs 30
Chapter 5 A Profound Legacy 40
Select Bibliography 46
Additional Resources 47