Ancient Near East
The era of small states ended with the rise of new empires in the Fertile Crescent. The first of these was the empire of the Assyrians, which lasted from about 750 to 605 BC. The Assyrians The Assyrians were mighty warriors. The original homeland of the Assyrians was a highland region north of the upper ..
About the same time that a civilization was growing in Egypt, another civilization was emerging in western Asia, in the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers known as Mesopotamia, or “land between the rivers.” Mesopotamia was located in the Fertile Crescent, a large area which extends in an arc from the south-eastern end of ..