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The history of Mesopotamia, also called the Cradle of Civilization is a mysterious and enigmatic place that was pivotal in the development of civilizations around the planet. In studying the history of this region of the globe we learn about the influences and interactions of ideas, goods and people that led to the development of the present world as we see it today.
You can follow the history of Mesopotamia where it picks off between the transition from the Ancient world to the Classical and Hellenistic one at Alexander the Great. Following the collapse of the Hellenistic kingdoms and the conquering of much of the area by the Romans the history of the region can be followed at Roman History. After this Mesopotamia makes an appearance once again famously in the Crusades