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Mesopotamia is the name given to the area in between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Iraq, southeastern Turkey, northeastern Syria, and western Iran. This area was the birthplace of civilization, and has archaeological evidence of urban societies stretching back to the sixth millennium BC.  Mesopotamia was the homeland of the Sumer, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires.

Today, this region is a great place to travel, as the history is still very much alive, and archaeological discoveries are still being made. Now, with the decline of major hostilities in some parts of Iraq, this region is becoming accessible to travelers again.

Read travelogue entries from Mesopotamia.

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