MAPS: 3500BC – 2500BC Middle East

Middle East 3500BC – 2500BC


In the previous thousand years,1) the influence of Mesopotamian civilization2) has spread far and wide, carried by the trade networks radiating outwards from the Sumerian cities. Towns and cities are now scattered over a large part of the Middle East, with outlying regions such as Asia Minor3) and Iran4) being drawn into the orbit of urban civilization.

The second great civilization of the ancient world is now well established. Situated in the Nile valley, Egypt5) has already produced some of the most famous structures in all history, the great Pyramids of Giza.


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