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ID: 7001554
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Mesopotamia (general region)  Mesopotamia (general region)

Coordinates:
Lat: 34 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 34.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 044 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 44.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Area of Tigris and Euphrates rivers, from mountains of Asia Minor to Persian Gulf; includes parts of modern Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey; seat of Babylonia and Assyria 3000-325 BCE, of Mitanni kingdom 1475 BCE; part of Persian, Parthian, Roman, and Sassanid empires. The name is Greek for "the land between the rivers."

Names:
Mesopotamia (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ after time of Alexander the Great
M├ęsopotamie (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Paddan-Aram (H,O)  ............ Biblical, recorded in Genesis
Mesopotamian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Mesopotamia (general region)  ........  Mesopotamia (general region) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Mesopotamia (general region)  ........  Mesopotamia (general region) (P,H)

Place Types:
general region (preferred, C)
province (H)  ............  northern Mesopotamia was made a province of the Roman Empire in 115 CE by the emperor Trajan; reformed by Septimius Severus in 199 CE

Related geographic places:
meaning/usage overlaps with ....  Ancient Syria .......... (general region)
..................................................  (World, Asia) [8711750]

Sources and Contributors:
Mesopotamia..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 34
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 346
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 753
Mesopotamian..........  [VP]
.......................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
M├ęsopotamie..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Paddan-Aram..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 753
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 15 July 2004
..................  OED2 on CD-ROM (1994)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 34
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 753
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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