Ancient West Asia - Ancient Mesopotamia and beyond
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Ancient West Asia

carving of woman playing a harp
Sumerian woman playing a harp (ca. 2000 BC)

West Asian History

West Asian Economy

West Asian Literature

West Asian Government

West Asian Art

Architecture

Daily Life in West Asia

West Asia Projects

West Asian Religion

Judaism

West Asian Science

Bibliography and further reading about West Asia:

Find Out About Mesopotamia: What Life Was Like in Ancient Sumer, Babylon and Assyria, by Lorna Oakes (2004).

Ancient Mesopotamians, by Elena Gambino (2000). For kids, retellings of Mesopotamian stories and lots of context.

Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide, by Marian Broida (1999). Not just Egypt! Includes activities for kids about the Sumerians, the Babylonians, the Hittites, and the Nubians.

Ancient Egypt
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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.
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