For a general history of Asia, start with the Asian history section. This channel explores some of the monumental figures and events throughout Asian History.
  • Ancient Asia
  • History by Country
  • Post-Ancient Asia

Modern Iraq includes the territory known in ancient times as Mesopotamia. This region, consisting of the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, was one of the first centers of civilization.

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History of Asia

Asia is the birthplace of all the earliest known civilizations except that of Egypt; of most of the great language families; and of all the great religions.


Babylonia, an ancient country that occupied the area of southwestern Asia that is now Iraq.

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