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ID: 7001554
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/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
Mésopotamie (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Mesopotamian (C,O,English,U,A)
מסופוטמיה (C,U,Hebrew )
Paddan-Aram (H,O)  ............ Biblical, recorded in Genesis

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
area (C)

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

Sources and Contributors:
מסופוטמיה..........  [IMJ]
....................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
Mesopotamia..........  [BHA, IMJ Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
.......................  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)
Mésopotamie..........  [BHA, VP]
.......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Paddan-Aram..........  [VP]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 753
Subject: .....  [BHA, IMJ, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 15 July 2004
..................  Israel Museum Jerusalem contribution (n.d.)
..................  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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