Related formsMes·o·po·ta·mi·an, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for mesopotamia
It started in the south, Chan says, then spread to Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Iran, as well as to the Greco-Roman world.
U.S. advisers there repeated the familiar mantra I heard many times during my tour in Mesopotamia… “Iraqi good enough.”
Both built themselves new capitals, the Persian in Ctesiphon in Mesopotamia; the Romans in Constantinople.
Christians were residing in Mesopotamia more than 500 years before Muslims arrived in the region.
Fundamentalist Sunni Islam was gaining ground fast in Mesopotamia in the 1990s as Baathism collapsed as an ideology.
As the papyri of Egypt have been forced to give up their secrets, so have the clay cylinders of Mesopotamia.Human Life|Sherwood Sweet Knight
The onager of Mesopotamia is a very beautiful animal, with its grey glossy coat, and its lively and rapid action.
The religion of Mesopotamia did not require the believer to preserve his dead, as in Egypt.
Mesopotamia might, in case of necessity, be abandoned, if the native land were made secure.The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI)|Max Duncker
Jacob, also, on his return from Mesopotamia, pitched his tent in this then pastoral region.Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow|Eliza R. Snow Smith
British Dictionary definitions for mesopotamia
Word Origin for Mesopotamia
Culture definitions for mesopotamia
A region of western Asia, in what is now Iraq, known as the “cradle of civilization.” Western writing first developed there, done with sticks on clay tablets. Agricultural organization on a large scale also began in Mesopotamia, along with work in bronze and iron (see Bronze Age and Iron Age). Governmental systems in the region were especially advanced (see Babylon (see also Babylon) and Hammurabi). A number of peoples lived in Mesopotamia, including the Sumerians, Akkadians, Hittites, and Assyrians.