As early as 6000 years ago, the ancient Greeks to east across the Mediterranean Sea, the westernmost lands of the Asian continent. In the vast land, there are two rivers flowing in parallel, they go hand in hand, a road to the South East of the Persian gulf. The Greeks also found that, like the Nile in Egypt, the two rivers is periodic flooding, rise and fall, but with the rest of the flooding caused by disasters are not the same, the flooding is bringing more fertile alluvial soil, so that the formation of the alluvial plain and delta. In this piece of fertile land, people do not need to spend how much labor could be richly rewarded. From then on, the two rivers have left a deep impression on the mind. They called it "Mesopotamia", meaning "between the rivers." the East against the Zagros Mountains, West to the Syria desert, the South as the Persian Gulf, North and the Toros mountains. This is the two river, the Euphrates and the Griess river.
in history, at the end of the Griess River and the Euphrates River sediment and clamp, injection million dump blue Persian gulf. On both sides of the river, agriculture developed, commercial prosperity, densely populated, became one of the earliest cradles of human civilization. For thousands of years, the Euphrates River and the Griess River as two lives of rattan, stretching in the desolate arid and desert area, force created fertile alluvial plain, common gave birth to the civilization in the history of mankind's most ancient mesopotamia. Because the river alluvial plain from the northwest to the southeast, shaped like a crescent, so it is also called "fertile crescent". In the Old Testament "Bible", there is even regarded as "paradise".
as one of the cradle of civilization is one of the oldest human, Mesopotamia had a glorious history, there has emerged a famous Sumerian civilization, Babylon civilization and Assyrian civilization, of which Babylon civilization with its achievements and become a model of Mesopotamia civilization, and the ancient kingdom of Babylon and ancient Egypt, ancient India and China. They say the four civilization ancient country. As early as 5000 BC, the Sumerians lived and multiplied in mesopotamia. They gradually created the hieroglyphics in communication. Akkadian cuneiform plus -- on it. Around 2006 BC, the Babylonian Kingdom established, be known to all the world and created the "code of Hammurabi" and the hanging garden. In seventh Century, with the advent of the Empire of Arabia, at the end of the banks of the Griess River in Baghdad became play a decisive role in politics, economy, cultural center, and win universal praise of "one thousand one night", also from here to the whole world.
the first chapter follow Noah's Ark set sail from
A, went out of the river
two, in search of Noah's Ark
1, the story of Noah's Ark
2, find the intersection of
second chapter ark thing Civilization: Aleppo
a, Abraham's Aleppo story
two, Mongolia west of the war
third things civilized junction chapter Mosul: in search of Assyrian civilization brilliant
A, "bloody lion's Den": Nineveh
1, the prophet Jonah story
2, a powerful Assyrian Empire
3, found that the city of Nineveh heavy
two, short of the zengid Dynasty
three, the fourth chapter
Tick Ritter: "giant" in
A, the legendary Sultan Saladin
1, founder of
2, the new dynasty legend life
two Crusades, Saddam Hussein
2, its Middle East gloomy the ending
fifth chapter "museum city": Baghdad
A, Abbas Dynasty brilliant
1, the founder of Mansoor: Baghdad < br > 2,
Harlan Rasid period......
sixth chapter miracle City: Babylon
seventh chapter Shiite holy city: Najaf
eighth chapter "Oriental Venice": Basra
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