West Asia Map
West Asia - the Ancient Near East, or the Middle East - was the place where the world's first farmers lived, and where those farmers eventually built the world's first cities. Different cultures arose, and learned from each other: the Sumerians, the Egyptians in the nearby corner of Africa, the Akkadians, the Assyrians, the Israelites, the Hittites.
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