MAPS: 3500BC – 3500BC Middle East

MIDDLE EAST – 3500BC – 3500BC

Farming1) has been established for thousands of years in the Middle East, and in the river valleys of ancient Mesopotamia2) the first true civilization in world history of mankind is appearing, that of the Sumerians.

The Sumerians3) live in large communities of many thousands of people – the first cities. Along with many other advances they are developing the techniques of writing, on which most future human progress will depend.

A second civilization is also beginning to emerge, that of Ancient Egypt4) in the Nile Valley.

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