Those lands are the lands that now occupy modern Iraq, most ofSyria and the northern part of Arabia. The First great civilizationwas the Sumerian then the Assyrians. After their fall, it was theAkkadian followed by the Babylonians. Have that order memorized.That is going to help you understand history.
Those were primitive governments. As the world was divided, battleshave been fought. For more than 1000 years, people turned intowarriors and then came the Hammurabi code which was the first knowncoded set of rules in history. These battling groups of peopleunited surrounding neighbors’ who became the empires of our historybeginning with the Babylonian empire followed by the Persian, theGreek and the Roman Empire.

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