Map of West Asia in the Bronze Age and Iron Age
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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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Bibliography and further reading about Mesopotamia:

The Sumerians
The Assyrians
The Egyptians
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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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