The Sumerians were the first known people to settle in Mesopotamia over 7,000 years ago, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern day Iraq). Sumer was often called the cradle of civilization. By the 4th millennium BC, it had established an advanced system writing, spectacular arts and architecture, astronomy and mathematics. The origin of the Sumerians remains a mystery till this day.

The Sumerians were the first known people to settle in Mesopotamia over 7,000 years ago, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern day Iraq). Sumer was often called the cradle of civilization. By the 4th millennium BC, it had established an advanced system writing, spectacular arts and architecture, astronomy and mathematics. The origin of the Sumerians remains a mystery till this day.

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Cradle of Civilization. Çatal Höyük (çatal is Turkish for “fork”, höyük for “mound”) was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately 7500 B.C. to 5700 B.C. It is the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site found to date.

Cradle of Civilization. Çatal Höyük (çatal is Turkish for “fork”, höyük for “mound”) was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately 7500 B.C. to 5700 B.C. It is the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site found to date.

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Abrupt climate change may have rocked the cradle of civilization: Effects of climate on human societies...Abrupt climate changes occur in the span of years to decades... -- ScienceDaily

Abrupt climate change may have rocked the cradle of civilization: Effects of climate on human societies...Abrupt climate changes occur in the span of years to decades... -- ScienceDaily

A map of the cradle of civilization map and of the biblical description of "The Garden Of Eden".

A map of the cradle of civilization map and of the biblical description of "The Garden Of Eden".

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Researchers map 6000 years of urban settlements -- From the cradle of civilization in Mesopotamia to Constantinople, researchers from Yale have mapped urban settlements from 3700 B.C. to A.D. 2000.

Researchers map 6000 years of urban settlements -- From the cradle of civilization in Mesopotamia to Constantinople, researchers from Yale have mapped urban settlements from 3700 B.C. to A.D. 2000.

Armenia – History 1 « Cradle of Civilization

Armenia – History 1 « Cradle of Civilization

Egypt The Cradle of Civilization Modernist, 1959 - original vintage poster listed on AntikBar.co.uk

Egypt The Cradle of Civilization Modernist, 1959 - original vintage poster listed on AntikBar.co.uk

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Anatolia – The Craddle of Civilization « Cradle of Civilization ~ Catal Huyuk Pottery
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