ANCIENT RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS

 updated 7/9/10

 HELPFUL GENERAL INFORMATION ON ALL THE RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS
  Timelines | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  River Valley Empires: 3200 BC- AD 400  - just one page from the fantastic WebChron site.
  ANCIENT MAPS - Ancient World
  Ancient Trade Routes
  Trade Routes between Europe and Asia during Antiquity
  Trade between the Romans and the Empires of Asia
  SILK ROAD CHRONOLOGY - The silkroad foundation - Lost Cities of the Silk Road
  The History of Spices - Spice FAQs - Spice Encyclopedia

THE TIGRIS & EUPHRATES - THE FERTILE CRESCENT & THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST
From Ancient Palestine to Persia & Everything In-Between
  Mesopotamia, 80002000 B.C. | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  West Asia | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  Middle East Chronology
  Timeline at The Ancient Mediterranean
  CHART: Central Events in the Ancient Near East
  Mesopotamian Civilization: 7000-500 BC
  Iraq History Timeline 5000BC-2002AD
MAPS: Fertile Cresent, 9000 to 4500 BCE - Ancient Mesopotamia, to 2500 BCE - Mesopotamia: Empire of Sargon
  Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Mesopotamia
  Middle East: The Fertile Crescent
  Mesopotamia - The British Museum - Menu
  BBC - Mesopotamia
  Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History
  Ancient Western Asia and the Civilization of Mesopotamia
  Ancient Mesopotamia and Near East - All Empires
  CyberMuseum: Mesopotamia(Sumer, Babylon, Assyria)
  The Mesopotamian Gallery
  Mesopotamia - Crystalinks - Mesopotamia - Mesopotamia
  Cuneiform Writing @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - Evolution of Cuneiform Characters - Proverbs in Sumerian Cuneiform
  Write Like a Babylonian 
   Mesopotamian Mathematics - Cuneiform numbers - cuneiform calculator
  Sumer - Crystalinks - The Sumerians - Sargon and the Vanishing Sumerians
  Hammurabi's Babylon
  The Avalon Project : The Code of Hammurabi - 1760 BC - Hammurabi's Code of Laws - Collection of Mesopotamian Laws, c. 2250 - 550 BC
  WOMEN IN BABYLONIA UNDER THE HAMMURABI LAW CODE
  The Seven Wonders - Hanging Gardens of Babylon - The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Akkadians, Egyptians and the Hebrews
  Israel, Judah, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Persians, and Judaism, to the 400s BCE
  ASSYRIA ONLINE! - The Assyrian Kings List
  Kings of Egyptian New Kingdom, Babylonia, Assyria, Hittites, etc.
  Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Empires by Sanderson Beck
  MAP: Israel and Judah to 733 BCE
  MAP: The Major Cities and Regions of Ancient Israel
  The Hebrews - The Torah - From Abraham to David - 1300 BC: The Ten Commandments - For much more, visit the section on Early Judaism & Christianity on my Ancient Rome page.
  Collapse: Mesopotamia
  Diffusions from Mesopotamia to Egypt
  Web Site Links Related to Mesopotamia or Language
  Sumerian literature: ETCSL: The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
  Sumerian Mythology FAQ - Sumerian Mythology - Sumerian Gods and Goddesses - Canaanite/Ugaritic Mythology FAQ - Hittite/Hurrian Mythology
  Gilgamesh Summary - SOME POSSIBLE THEMES OF GILGAMESH - GILGAMESH: The primordial human story - A comparative study of the flood accounts in the Gilgamesh Epic and Genesis - COMPARISON OF BABYLONIAN AND NOAHIC FLOOD STORIES
  A possible source of the Noah's Flood story
  The Assyro-Babylonian Mythology FAQ
  Gods, Goddesses, Demons and Monsters
  Islamic medicine
  The History of Plumbing (Babylonia) - The History of Plumbing - Jerusalem
  Music of the Ancient Near East
  ETANA: Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives
  Kings of Egyptian New Kingdom, Babylonia, Assyria, Hittites, etc.
  Phoenician Encyclopedia - Phoenicians - Phoenicians @ National Geographic Magazine - Phoenicians overview
  Mr. Dowling's Phoenicians and Carthage Page
  Phoenicia, Phoenician Ships, Navigation and Commerce - Ancient Phoenician Ships, Boats and Sea Trade - The Phoenician Ship Expedition - Ancient Phoenician Ships (Bible History Online)
  Table of the Phoenician Alphabet - Phoenician Alphabet - Phoenician alphabet and language - Evolution of Picture Writing - Sinaitic to Phoenician - Evolution of Phoenician Characters
  Ancient Persia - Persian Empire - Persia
  Iran: History of Iran: Periods & Events
  History of Iran: The Early Years of Sassanid Empire and Religious Turmoil
  History of Iran: Parthian Empire
  THE IRANIAN: History, early religions, "History of the Persian Empire"
  PERSEPOLIS
  Ancient Scripts: Old Persian

For the history of Islam, visit the sections on the Middle East on my Non-Western & Religions pages.

THE NILE RIVER - EGYPT, NUBIA, KUSH
   Civilization Appears Along the Nile BCE - Diffusions from Mesopotamia to Egypt
Visit my Egypt page.

THE INDUS RIVER VALLEY
  India Chronology
  South Asia | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  Harappan Civilization: ca. 3000-1500 BC
  Aryan Migrations: 1500-1200 BC 
The Lost Civilization of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa
  Aryan Invasions into the Indus Valley
  Harappa: The Indus Valley and the Raj in India and Pakistan
  Ancient Indus Valley Civilization: Harappa, Mohenjo-daro
  Indus Valley
  Indus Civilization
  Ancient India - The British Museum
   BBC - History: Ancient India
  Ancient India - History for Kids
  MrDonn.org - Ancient India
  Ancient India
  EAWC: Ancient India
  More Ancient India
  The Indus River Valley Civilization: Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa
  Manas: History and Politics, Indus Valley
  MrDonn.org - Ancient India - Indus Valley Civilization
  India, Empire and Chaos, 1000 BCE to 500 CE
  200 BC - Laws of Manu
  Philosophy in India: Upanishad Writers; Buddhism
  The Buddha: c. 563-483 BC - The Buddha | PBS - Game | The Buddha | PBS
   Ancient Indus Valley Script: Contents
  Intro/Rise and fall of the Indus Civilization 
  Lesson Plan (World History) for teaching about the Indus Valley Civilization
  
For more, please visit the section on INDIA on my Non-Western Cultures page.

THE YELLOW RIVER - CHINA
  Ancient China - The British Museum
  China | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
  Ancient China - History for Kids! 
  Kids Konnect - Ancient China
  Ancient China
  China
  EAWC: Ancient China
  Ancient China for Kids - Main Index
  Ancient China by History Link 101
  Empire and the Ancient Chinese
The Shang and Zhou Dynasties
  Philosophy in China: Confucious, Taoists and Others
  SILK ROAD CHRONOLOGYs - Lost Cities of the Silk Road - The silkroad foundation
  Chinese Medicine
  Terracotta Warriors - WHTour : Terracotta : Army
 


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