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Millions of years ago the procreant low lands in the river basins of Euphrates and Tigris was probably the home of some animal life but no great civilizations However things change over time and just a few thousand years ago the same fertile low lands in the river basins of Euphrates and Tigris became the home of a very rich and complex society This first high society of man was located in what some still call Mesopotamia The word Mesopotamia is in origin a Greek name meaning land between the rivers The name is used for the area watered by the Euphrates and Tigris and its tributaries roughly comprising modern Iraq and part of Syria South of modern Bagdad this alluvial plain was called the land of Sumer and Akkad Sumer is the most southern part while the land of Akkad is the area around modern Bagdad where the Euphrates and Tigris are closest to each other This first high Mesopotamian society arose as a combined result of various historical institutional and religious factors The reality of these factors occurring at a specific place within the fabric of space time indeed established the basis for this first high civilization Items like irrigation topography and bronze-age technical innovations played a big part along with the advent of writing and the practice of social conditioning through the use of organized religion in this relatively early achievement of man The factors of irrigation inherent topography and useful bronze-age technical innovations paved the way for the agricultural revolution to occur in the land of Sumer and Akkad The people of the Tigris and the Euphrates basin the ancient Sumerians using the fertile land and the abundant water supply of the area developed sophisticated irrigation systems and created what was probably the first cereal agriculture This historical factor resulted in an excess of production of cereals dates and other commodities The consequence of excess is the emergence
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