Mesopotamia is a name for the area of the Tigris-Euphrates river system, corresponding to modern-day Iraq, the northeastern section of Syria and to a much lesser extent southeastern Turkey, smaller parts of southwestern Iran and Kuwait.

In modern scientific usage, the term Mesopotamia is usually used to designate the area until the Arab Muslim conquests in the 7th century AD, with Arabic names like Syria, Jezirah and Iraq being used to describe the region after that date. (wiki)

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Ahwar of Southern Iraq Includes the remains of the Mesopotamian cities of Uruk, Ur and Eridu
Arslantepe Mound Culturally, during the Early Bronze Age, Melid (= Arslantepe) was part of the "Northern regions of Greater Mesopotamia" functioning as a trade colony along the Euphrates River bringing raw materials to Sumer (Lower Mesopotamia).
Ashur The ancient city of Ashur is located on the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia. (AB ev)
Babylon Babylon was a key kingdom in ancient Mesopotamia from the 18th to 6th centuries BC. (wiki)
Hatra Hatra was the best preserved and most informative example of a Parthian city... The city was famed for its fusion of Greek, Mesopotamian, Canaanite, Aramean and Arabian pantheons. (wiki)


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