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Image: Ancient Near East Maps

These four maps depict the Near East and surrounding regions at different epochs. The information is specific to the topics of flutes in this area at the time of Ancient Mesopotamian civilizations. See Flutes of Gilgamesh and Ancient Mesopotamia for more context about these images.

The maps were developed using topographic and bathymetric information from the NOAA ETOP01 Global Relief Model provided by the National Geophysical Data Center. Coastlines and river information is based on data from GSHHS (Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline Database). The maps use a Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection based on WGS84.

The four maps, shown as a rotating image on Flutes of Gilgamesh and Ancient Mesopotamia, are shown individually below. Click on the maps for a larger version:

Ancient Near East - Topographic

Ancient Near East - Topographic Larger image

Ancient Near East - 2250 BCE Trade and Resources

Ancient Near East - 2250 BCE Trade and Resources Larger image

Ancient Near East - 2000-1550 BCE

Ancient Near East - 2000-1550 BCE Larger image

Ancient Near East - Present Day

Ancient Near East - Present Day Larger image