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The Sumerians were the first known people to settle in Mesopotamia over 7,000 years ago, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (modern day Iraq). Sumer was often called the cradle of civilization. By the 4th millennium BC, it had established an advanced system writing, spectacular arts and architecture, astronomy and mathematics. The origin of the Sumerians remains a mystery till this day.

Laknash - River Settlement between Qaman and Shiloh, upon the arms of Estheru.

This photograph shows the progress of the excavations in the deep hole, Pit X, undertaken from 1933-1934. The large-scale excavation removed 13,000 cubic meters of soil and involved over 150 workers. Photo Credit: C. Leonard Woolley, 1934, and Iraq's Ancient Past, Penn Museum Woolley conducted excavations at Ur for 12 seasons, excavations paid for by the British Museum the University of Pennsyvlania; five of those seasons (1926-1932) were concentrated on the Royal Cemetery.

Early Twentieth Century Excavations at the Royal Cemetery at Ur

Early Twentieth Century Excavations at the Royal Cemetery at Ur: Excavating the Royal Cemetery at Ur

Ataturk dam 1-GAP - Güneydoğu Anadolu Projesi - Vikipedi-6 kasım 1989 - Güneydoğu Anadolu Projesi Bölge Kalkınma İdaresi Başkanlığı GAP kuruldu.

3 KASIM 1983 - Atatürk Barajı ve hidroelektrik santralinin temeli atıldı.

Afbeelding gebouw in Mesopotamië

Age of Empires Online.

Pharaoh Hatshepsut Maatkare's temple in Deir el Bahri, Egypt

Queen Hatshepsut - Female Pharaoh of Egypt

The Deir el-Bahri Temple Complex (also spelled Deir el-Bahari) includes one of the most beautiful# temples in perhaps in the world due to its design and decorations.

Ancient Egypt - A map of the Nile valley showing the early Kingdoms of Egypt Cant' wait for our riverboat cruise next June.

Reconstruction of ancient Pergamon.

How the ancient city of Pergamon (Aegean coast of Turkey ) used to look. It is now a marvelous collection of ancient ruins and has been accepted to the UNESCO World heritage site list