Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

Five Early Urban Hearths

Mesopotamia The first urban settlements are thought to have started around 3500BC in lower Mesopotamia (Sumer) around the Tigris and Euphrates. First was Ur, which from 2300 BC to 2180BC was the capital city of the Sumerian Kingdom, extending north … Continue reading

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