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Mesopotamia in general terms constitutes the greater part of what is now Iraq. It
was one of the cradles of human civilization. A brief treatment of Mesopotamia
follows. For full treatment, see macropaedia: Mesopotamia, History of Ancient.
A rail line linking Buenos Aires and Asuncion traverses eastern Mesopotamia.
The hydroelectric potential of the rivers bordering Mesopotamia was finally being
realized in the early 1980s with the completion of the Salto Grande complex on ...
Nippur, modern niffer, or nuffar, ancient city of Mesopotamia, now in southeastern
Iraq. It lies northeast of the town of Ad- Diwaniyah. Although never a political
capital, Nippur played a dominant role in the religious life of Mesopotamia.
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