Talk:Mesopotamia

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Largely Corresponding to Iraq[edit]

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Removed needs copy edit and wikify tags! Need references now![edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Can this article be extended with a list of well-known standard works on Mesopotamia and its history? Would be nice, thanks

Games[edit]

I doubt that "Cuniform was fun too." in the 5.2 Games section is quite up to the finest quality one could hope in such a page. Could someone consider this?

wiki spam[edit]

There was some wiki spam in this that I took out. It was somehow triggered or near this code (see the source under "edit" of this page - which I couldn't get to reproduce.. ??:

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References

  1. ^ Scheffler, Thomas; 2003. “ 'Fertile crescent', 'Orient', 'Middle East': the changing mental maps of Souhwest Asia,” European Review of History 10/2: 253–272. Also: Bahrani, Zainab; 1998. “Conjuring Mesopotamia: imaginative geography and a world past", in Archaeology under fire: Nationalism, politics and heritage in the Eastern Mediteranean and Middle East. L. Meskell (ed.), Routledge: London and New York, 159–174.

social classes[edit]

Should show social classes and why they are what they are and what the people in each social class does. Should name some important people from the social classes and explain their importance.

Semi-protected edit request on 22 December 2017[edit]

In this article in the section called "Etymology" the editor put "Which literally means the land between two rivers". I believe a better phrasing would be "Which translates to the land between two rivers" Gsjj5 (talk) 00:04, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Done DRAGON BOOSTER 08:23, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 January 2018[edit]

There is an obvious spelling error in the sentence of the "Economy and agriculture", third paragraph: "With irrigation, the food supply in Mesopotamia was compabale to the Canadian prairies." My suggested correction would be to replace "compabale" with "comparable".

Also the paragraph itself seems rather too large, and could be further subdivided to improve readability, IMHO. 24.85.111.223 (talk) 22:43, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

I have corrected the spelling error and broken up the paragraph. --Katolophyromai (talk) 23:05, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 February 2018[edit]

section on mathematics: "if p were fixed at three" should probably be "if Pi were fixed at three" or include the mathematical symbol for Pi. 2A02:AA10:E280:80:4CA4:674C:828C:C205 (talk) 21:45, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: The Greek symbol renders correctly on my computer. Perhaps this is an issue with your specific browser/computer. —KuyaBriBriTalk 22:35, 5 February 2018 (UTC)


Edit request on 19 February 2018[edit]

Geography of Mesopotamia[edit]

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"Mesopotamia encompasses the land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, both of which have their headwaters in the Armenian Highlands."

Doesn't the above sentence give the impression that the Euphrates and Tigris rivers originate in Armenia? The Armenian Highlands is such a big region. It lies mainly in Turkey, occupies all of Armenia, and includes southern Georgia, western Azerbaijan, and northwestern Iran. Why not say South East Turkey instead of Armenian Highlands or at least mention that the part of the Armenian Highlands where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers originate are in present-day Turkey.

Ionian[edit]

change ((Ionian)) to ((Ionia))n

 Question: Where? Which section? qwerty6811 :-) Chat Ping me 16:10, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
I think I fixed it. It actually was a dab describing the philosopher Thales which I changed to Ionian. Doug Weller talk 16:11, 15 March 2018 (UTC)