Latest Mesopotamia Stories
An analysis of six out of 12 major archeological sites in Syria that have been nominated as World Heritage Sites has found that four of them have been extensively looted and damaged, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced.
Previously established theories have stated that Mesopotamia was the place where humans began to transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers. However, new research brings that theory into question.
A team of British archaeologists has discovered what they believe to be a large building complex underground in an area of Iraq near Tell Khaiber, just miles away from the ancient city of Ur.
Scientists are reporting in the journal Water Resources Research the Middle East river basin is losing large quantities of water.
Researchers hope that a new discovery, which has major implications for understanding the world's first empire, will help to highlight the importance of protecting Syria's heritage.