Guest   Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:20 pm GMT
What is it? Thanks.
Mark   Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:27 pm GMT

Mesopotamia refers to the region now occupied by modern Iraq, and parts of eastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and southwest Iran.
Lazar   Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:11 pm GMT
I think some people subscribe to a more restrictive definition of Mesopotamia, consisting only of the areas that lie between the Tigris and Euphrates. (To Guest: Mesopotamia is a Greek-derived word meaning "between the rivers".) In this case, southwest Iran would be excluded, along with much of Iraq.

This map ( ), with its inset, shows a narrow definition of Mesopotamia and a broad one.