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Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia was home to some of the oldest major ancient civilizations, including the Sumerians, Akkadians, Persians, Babylonians and Assyrians.

Mesopotamia housed some of the world's most ancient states with highly developed social complexity.

Mesopotamian people developed many technologies, among them metalworking, glassmaking, textile weaving, food control, and water storage and irrigation.

They were also one of the first Bronze age people in the world.

Early on they used copper, bronze and gold, and later they used iron.

Palaces were decorated with hundreds of kilograms of these very expensive metals.

Also, copper, bronze, and iron were used for armor as well as for different weapons such as swords, daggers, spears, and maces.

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