Geopolitics of Ancient Mesopotamia: 1. Origins

Between the two great rivers of the Middle eastern Bridgeland of the Afro-Eurasian world – there was in antiquity a great civilisation. the oldest and longest lasting of all – entire empires rose and fell, only to rise and fall yet again and again and again… in age after age, as the wheel of human history turned around this central civilisational axle, with Mesopotamia spinning out more and more people, ideas and institutions which are still with us today. In this multi-part series exploring the geopolitics of antiquity we will devote the next few episodes to the history and geopolitics of Ancient Mesopotamia.