Maps of the Ancient Middle East

Where was Mesopotamia? How far apart are the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers? Where did Sargon come from? How much territory did the Persian Empire cover? Find the answers to those and more questions here.

Mesopotamia to 2500 B.C.
See the civilization of Sumer take shape.

Empire of Sargon
Just how much territory did Sargon and his Akkadians control?

Map of the Assyrian Empire
Trace the extraordinary rise of the Assyrian Empire.

Map of the Hittite Empire
Watch the Hittite grow on this revolving-image map!

Map of the Chaldean Empire
See the territory once ruled by King Nebuchadnezzar.

The Empire of Cyrus II
Check out this glimpse of the Persian Empire in 529 B.C.

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