Do know what is comonlly considered as the cradle of civilization… the Nation Sumer. Apparently this nation was in the southern part of anicent Mesopotamia, it is mentioned in the book of Gensis as Shinar. Also the Sumerian city of Uruk is the oldest city in the world… hmm you learn something new everyday.

If you are interested in learning more pls. check out the link below

http://www.ancient.eu/sumer/