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Islamic Empire

In the centuries following the death of Muhammed, Muslim armies poured out into all of the surrounding kingdoms, controlling the lands from …

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Persian Empire

The ancient lands of Iraq and Iran have been fought over for several millennium. Assyria fell to Babylon and Babylon fell to …

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The Babylonian Empire

Located between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, the ancient city of Babylon became the capital of the Babylonian kingdom during the rule …

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The Assyrian Empire

The mighty Assyrian Empire covered the entire Fertile Crescent region, from the Persian Gulf, following the two great rivers to the Mediterranean …

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Sumerians of Mesopotamia

When we zoom down into Mesopotamia between the two great rivers, we find an ancient people – the Sumerians – who are …