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Mesopotamia: The Rise of the Cities

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  • January 5th 2021

Mesopotamia: The Rise of the Cities written by Joshua J. Mark and narrated by DW Draffin: https://ancient.eu/article/678/mesopotamia-the-rise-of-the-cities/


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Once upon a time, in the land known as Sumer, the people built a temple to their god who had conquered the forces of chaos and brought order to the world. They built this temple at a place called Eridu, which was “one of the most southerly sites, at the very edge of the alluvial river plain and close to the marshes: the transitional zone between sea and land, with its shifting watercourses, islands and deep reed thickets” (Leick, 2).

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