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Where was Mesopotamia located? (current countries)

Mesopotamia1. INTRODUCTION

#Question: In which current countries was Mesopotamia located?

Mesopotamia, as its own etymology points out (Μεσοποταμία, from the ancient Greek: “land between rivers”), spread between two large rivers: the Tigris and the Euphrates.

Currently, this area would be located mainly in Iraq, as well as northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, the Iranian-Iraqi border and Kuwait.

Below you can find a map with both rivers and the current territorial boundaries of the countries so that you get a visual idea of ​​where Mesopotamia was located. I hope you find it useful.

 

2. WHERE WAS MESOPOTAMIA LOCATED? (MAP WITH THE CURRENT POLITICAL BOUNDARIES)

Mesopotamia

Approximated location of ancient Mesopotamia in the current political-territorial boundaries.

 

3. MORE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES

  • Wikipedia.org (2019). Mesopotamia. Avaliable [HERE].
  • Goran tek-en – Wikimedia Commons (2014). Map of Mesopotamia. Avaliable [HERE].
  • D-maps (2019). Map with the main rivers and political boundaries of the Near East. Avaliable [HERE].
 

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Javier

PhD in Education. From Spain. Living everywhere. Passionate about learning and sharing. Welcome to Learner Trip!

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