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History of Mesopotamia/Iraq

Can you answer these questions about the region of Euphrates and Tigris?
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Last updated: February 7, 2022
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Important Sumerian City, which gave Iraq its name
Uruk
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Legendary king from this city featured in an epic poem
Gilgamesh
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Empire founded by King Sargon, which conquered most of Sumer
Akkad
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Babylonian code of law from ~ 1754 BCE
Code of Hammurabi
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Besides Assur, most important city of Assyria, located inside of Mosul
Ninive
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City, which overthrow the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Babylon
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King, who build the Hanging Gardens in this city
Nebuchadnezzar II
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Persian king, who conquered Mesopotamia in ~ 550 BCE
Cyrus II
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Macedonian king, who conquered Persia
Alexander the Great
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Greek Diadoch, who controlled Mesopotamia
Seleucus
 
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Capital of the Parthian and Sassanid Empire
Ktesiphon
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People Group defeating and conquering the Sassanids in the 7. Century
Arabs
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City, founded by the Abbasids, which became central to the Golden Age of Islam
Baghdad
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Nomadic Empire, which killed many in this city in 1258
Mongolian Empire
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Turkish Empire controlling Mesopotamia from the 16. Century to WWI
Ottoman Empire
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European State gaining control of Iraq after WWI
United Kingdom
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Founding year of the Republic of Iraq
1958
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Dictator, who invaded Iran in 1980
Saddam Hussein
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Another country invaded by him
Kuwait
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Name of two US-Presidents, who declared war on the Iraq
Bush
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Level 76
May 10, 2021
Good quiz

Shame you don’t accept Nineveh or Ctesiphon

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Level 53
Feb 7, 2022
I missed Nebuchadnezzar II, Ninive, and Ktesiphon. I guessed Nebuchadnezzar, Nineveh, and Ctesiphon.