Iraqi Medical Sciences Association


Iraq's Treasures

The region of Iraq was historically known as Mesopotamia (Greek: between the rivers). It was home to the world's first known civilization, the Sumerian culture, followed by the Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian cultures, whose influence extended into neighboring regions as early as 5000 BC. These civilizations produced some of the earliest writing and some of the first sciences, mathematics, laws and philosophies of the world; hence its common epithet, the "Cradle of Civilization".

Useful links about Iraq's Civilizations:

- Ancient Mesopotamia, This History, Our History: Excellent interactive web site about the life and history of ancient Mesopotamia, sponsored by The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, click here.

- Saving Iraq's Treasures,: Worldwide archeologists' efforts to try to save Iraq's treasures, click Here.

Click here to view a slide show of Iraq's treasures.

Click here to view photos from Iraq