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We hear much about the vast irrigation works for the prosperity of ancient Babylon, but the preceding cultures there in mesopotamia, of Sumer and Akkad for instance, certainly had no need for the extensive irrigation necessitated by the time of the babylonian empire which began in the 1000 b.c. timeframe, its ruins now in the parched desert just south of Baghdad, with a new version of it built there by wildman Saddam Hussein, he ostensibly having been the new Nebuchadnezzar.

Reading Robert Wenke’s excellent Patterns in Prehistory, he notes that beginning circa 1000 b.c., because the Euphrates river flows down to the Persian Gulf at greater elevation in mesopotamia than the Tigris to the east, irrigation canals were dug from the Euphrates to drain to the east over to the lower elevation Tigris river, a gravity flow irrigation system which was needed by that time because the Ice Age had begun to end circa 1500 b.c., when the geography in the region began to go from fields, forests, shallow lakes, marshes, and streams, to vast parched seas of windblown sand, the time of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt.

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