I know a neat excavation . . .
There’s a lot of ruins in Mesopotamia . . .
Mesopotamia’s where I want to go
Oh Oh, Oh Oh . . .
From Mesopotamia by the B-52’s
Mesopotamia – the land between the rivers – was the subject of one of my earliest geography lessons. As a young scholar at Chicago’s Clissold Elementary, I learned that Mesopotamia was “the land where civilization began.” Over simplified that lesson may have been, yet the towns and archeological sites between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in Turkish Mesopotamia are, if not the oldest on the planet, not much younger.