mesopotamia mesopotamia  /ˌmɛ sə pə ˈteɪ mi ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq

News

  • Italian University Spreads The 'Gelato Gospel'

    Among the many culinary treats Italy has given the world is gelato, a frozen dessert with roots in ancient Mesopotamia. Gelato lovers from all over the world are flocking to a university outside Bologna, Italy, to master the art of gelato-making. Here's a free lesson: Don't call it ice cream.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NPR

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Quotes

  1. A "residual force" would remain in Iraq to "perform limited missions: going after any remnants of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, protecting American service members and, so long as the Iraqis make political progress, training Iraqi security forces,"...
    on Jul 14, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  2. In August 1920, Lawrence wrote in the Sunday Times: "The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honour. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information....
    on Nov 15, 2004 By: TE Lawrence Source: BBC News

  3. Yes, American military prowess has drained away into what Winston Churchill called "the thoughtless deserts of Mesopotamia," and its moral authority has been weakened by events in places from Guantanamo Bay to Abu Ghraib.
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Winston Churchill Source: Globe and Mail

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