Ancient Mesopotamia: A Captivating Introduction to the Rise and Fall of Mesopotamian Civilizations and Empires

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Did you know that the first early battery and diving apparatus were invented in ancient Mesopotamia?

The land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is called the “cradle of civilization,” and for good reason! Although Mesopotamia’s first civilization, Sumer, developed parallel with those of Egypt and nearby Elam, it was a place of many firsts for humanity. Some of them are well known, such as the wheel and the writing script. But it was the ancient Mesopotamians who first came up with the concept of time, the mathematical sexagesimal system, and a calendar with twelve months. It is all these inventions and ideas that set Mesopotamia apart from other civilizations that developed at approximately the same time.

There are so many interesting facts about the history and life of the people in Mesopotamia. By listening to this audiobook, you will find out:

  • How agriculture and the domestication of animals led to the development of the world’s earliest civilization
  • Who were the peoples that occupied the region of Mesopotamia and came up with epics such as Gilgamesh?
  • Who was Sargon of Akkad, and how did he rise to power to unite the cities and form one of the world’s first empires?
  • How the first cuneiform script was invented and how it changed over time to fit the many languages spoken in the Akkadian Empire
  • Why a new local ruler was needed to found the Third Dynasty of Ur
  • Who was Hammurabi, and why was he so important for the history of humankind?
  • Why was Babylon obscured by Assyria?
  • What role the Chaldeans played in the Assyrian Empire
  • And so much more!

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  • Opening Credits

    Duración: 14s
  • Introduction

    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 1 – A Land between the Rivers

    Duración: 21min
  • Chapter 2 – Early Sumer

    Duración: 41min
  • Chapter 3 – The Akkadian Empire

    Duración: 26min
  • Chapter 4 – The Third Dynasty of Ur

    Duración: 16min
  • Chapter 5 – The Old Babylonian Empire

    Duración: 39min
  • Chapter 6 – The Rise of Assyria

    Duración: 41min
  • Chapter 7 – Assyrian Supremacy

    Duración: 49min
  • Chapter 8 – The Neo-Babylonian Empire

    Duración: 49min
  • Chapter 9 – The Social and Cultural Legacy of the Mesopotamian Empires

    Duración: 17min
  • Conclusion

    Duración: 06min
  • Ending Credits

    Duración: 21s