Cradle of Civilisations

December 1996
Middle East;Dec96, Issue 262, p38
Focuses on the history of Syria with emphasis on the claims that it is the cradle of civilizations as written in the book `Syria Cradle of Civilisations'. Origin of the country's name; Changes in territory size; Rise of empires; Conquest by the Assyrians; Commerce in modern Syria; Centers of commerce.


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