... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)


Israel's boarders through ages:kingdoms and empires, maps part 1 of 7 - The cradle of civilization

The Fertile Crescent

Fertile Cresent, source: Wikipedia The region often called the cradle of civilization is also referred to as the Fertile Crescent - Mesopotamia, eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea (= Levant) and Egypt - which is a crescent-shaped region containing moist and fertile land in comparison with the arid and semi-arid land of Western Asia and the Nile Delta and Valley of north-east Africa. The fertile regions were possible due to the rivers at the Euphrates and Tigris, Jordan and the Nile. The supplies and agricultural resources available in this region were of use to many of the first human civilizations, including western civilizations during their earliest development. Some the technological inventions attributed to this region writing, glass, the wheel and the use of irrigation.

The Fertile Crescent was the first region where the emergence of metallurgy occurred, giving way to the Bronze Age in the 4th millennium BCE after the Copper Age in the Middle East and the Caucasus is the 5th millennium BCE, which lasted for about a millennium. There was also an independent invention of copper and bronze smelting techniques by the people of the Andes civilization in South America passing it by sea trade to West Mexico. The European transition from Copper Age to Bronze Age occurred around the same time, between the late 5th and the late 3rd millennium BCE.

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