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Ancient Near East Geography Activity

This activity provides templates from which you may create maps. Click here for very brief instructions regarding working with maps in Pp

Part A, Mesopotamia

Use this map (Pp version) (alternate version). Locate the following kingdoms and empires, by relative region or capital city, as well as other cities and bodies of water. Keep in mind the way ancient societies functioned centered on the cities.

Akkad
Asshur
Babylon
Carchemish
Elam
Haran
Kedar (Qidri)
Kish
Mari
Media
Nineveh
Nippur
Persepolis
Persia
Sippar
Sumer
Uruk (Erech)
Susa
Ur

Chebar River
Euphrates River
Tigris River

Part B, Levant

Use this map (Pp version) (alternate version).

Aleppo
Amalek
Ammon
Anatolia
Arad
Bashan
Canaan
Damascus (Aram/Syria)
Ebla
Edom
Gebal (Byblos)
Hattusa (Hittite kingdom)
Heshbon
Israel (Samaria)
Judah (Jerusalem)
Kue
Lachish
Lebanon
Midian
Moab
the Negev
Philistia
Phoenicia
Sidon
Tarsus
Tyre
Ugarit (Ras Shamra)
Great Sea (Mediterranean)
Jordan River
Orontes River
Salt Sea (Dead)

Mount Carmel
Mount Sirion (Hermon)
Mount Tsaphon (Zaphon)

Part C, Egypt

Use this map (Pp version) (alternate version). 

Alexandria
Elephantine
Goshen
Heliopolis (On)
Memphis
Pithom
Rameses
Succoth
Thebes
Zoan (Tanis)
Cush (Ethiopia)
Sinai
(Nile) Delta
Lower Egypt
Upper Egypt
Bitter Lakes
Nile River

Part D, The Roman Empire

Use this map (Pp version) (alternate version).

Achaia
Antioch (in Syria)
Asia Minor
Athens
Caesarea (on the sea)
Cilicia
Colossae
Corinth
Crete
Cyprus
Ephesus
Galatia
Jerusalem
Judea
Macedonia
Philippi
Pisidian Antioch
Rome
Syria
Tarsus
Thessalonica


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