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Ancient Mesopotamia

Answer these questions about the ancient history of the area known as Mesopotamia. The questions are more or less chronological - good luck!
Inspired by History with Cy (Youtube), checked on Wikipedia
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Literal meaning of the Greek word Mesopotamia
Between Rivers
Westernmost of the two major rivers which originate in modern-day Turkey
Euphrates
The Eastern of those two rivers
Tigris
Neolithic cultural period of Mesopotamia spanning around 6500 BC - 3800 BC
Ubaid
Chalcolithic (copper age) period spanning most of the 4th Millenium BC, named for one of Sumer's oldest cities
Uruk
Oldest writing system in the world, consisting of wedge-shaped impressions made in clay tablets
Cuneiform
Bronze age city state located in modern-day Syria, about half way between Sumer and the Levant
Mari
Ensi of the city of Umma and the only King of the third dynasty of Uruk. Briefly united Sumer into a single kingdom in the 24th Century BC
Lugalzagesi
Monumental engraved stone slab, used to proclaim laws, mark boundaries or celebrate victories
Stele
Mighty founder of the Akkadian empire - the world's first true empire
Sargon of Akkad
Iranian nomads originating in the Zagros Mountains who ruled Sumer after the fall of the Akkadian empire
Gutians
Empire founded by Ur Nammu, also known as the Third Dynasty of Ur
Neo-Sumerian
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Neighbouring civilisation based in the cities of Susa and Anshan in modern-day Iran. Destroyed the Sumerian empire.
Elam
Persian Gulf civilisation based around modern-day Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Offered a trade link to India and the Indus valley cultures
Dilmun
Located just South of Baghdad, this city was originally founded by the Akkadians, before Amorite warlords made it a dominant regional power
Babylon
King of the above city in the early 18th Century BC, famous for the oldest written law code in existence
Hammurabi
Anatolian empire, led by King Mursili I who sacked Mari and Babylon in the early 16th Century BC
Hittite
Dynasty which controlled Babylon for the next 400 years
Kassite
Hurrian-speaking state based in Northern Mesopotamia. Succeeded Yamhad and the Old Assyrian empire
Mitanni
Iron-Age empire whose capital cities included Nimrud and Nineveh. Dominated the entire Middle East, becoming the largest the world had ever seen
Neo-Assyrian
Assyrian King famous for building a vast library
Ashurbanipal
Iranian people under King Cyaxares. Allied with the Neo-Babylonian King Nabopolassar to finally destroy the cities of ancient Assyria
Medes
Nabonidus was the final King of this dynasty, the last of the Neo-Babylonian empire.
Chaldean Dynasty
Powerful founder of the Persian Achaemenid empire. Captured Babylon in 539 BC ending the story of ancient Mesopotamia
Cyrus the Great
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