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This is my last stick of gum
I'm gonna cut it up so everybody
Else gets some
Except for Ashurbanipal
Who says my haircut
Make me look like
A Mohenjo Daroin
Hey Ashurbanipal!
I'm a Mesopotamian!
- The Mesopotamians by They Might Be Giants

Basic Information

Mesopotamia (Greek: "(the land) between the rivers") refers to the region of the tigris-euphrates river system in the fertile crescent of the ancient world.

It is from this place and time that we get Mesopotamian Mythology and where the Tower of Babel was meant to have been built.

Kingdoms of Mesopotamia

They were eventually conquered by the Achaemenid Empire.
Who were in turn conquered by Alexander the Great and his successors the Seleucid Empire.
After that the Roman Empire (and later Byzantine Empire) battled over the territory with the Parthians or Sassanid Empire.

Prominent Mesopotamian Kings

Inventions of Mesopotamia

Major Cities

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Game and Story Use

  • The birthplace of civilization. All the oldest stories start here.
  • The OSR RPG Blood and Bronze is all about Ancient Mesopotamia and killing things therein.
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