Ancient Babylon: Center of Mesopotamian Civilization
Located about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, the ancient city of Babylon served for nearly two millennia as a center of Mesopotamian civilization ... the city was conquered by a man named Samu-abum. He was an Amorite ...
The Ancient Egyptian invention that made everything else possible
“Fundamentally … the system sustained an advanced civilization through ... and featured often in ancient Egyptian art, but most famously it was mentioned on the Narmer Palette, the siltstone slab that dates from 3000 BC. One of the more cryptic symbols ...
Uncovering the Origins of Ancient Egypt
The “Dialogue of Civilizations” conference in Guatemala brought together archaeologists studying five ancient ... dates from 3100 BC, and features a ruler, triumphant over his enemies, seen with the crowns of both Upper and Lower Egypt.
Fate of ancient Egyptian library a mystery
(Although this article was written just before Egypt ... ancient predecessor. The story starts when Alexander the Great conquered Egypt. Powers in Memphis anointed him, the new Pharaoh of Egypt. But Alexander was in a hurry. On his way to Persia in 332 BC ...
Civilization V Guide to Civilizations
Civilization ... firsts, Egypt is credited with the invention of writing around 3000 BC. Using sophisticated mathematics, Egyptian scholars plotted the movement of the planets with great precision. And of course, the Egyptians were the ancient world ...