Turkey 2500 BCE

Trade is drawing Asia Minor into the orbit of Mesopotamian civilization.

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What is happening in Turkey in 2500BCE

Well-used trade routes cross Asia Minor, tapping the mineral wealth of the region as well as linking the Sumerian cities of Mesopotamia with the peoples of Europe.  As a result, much of the region is sharing in the civilization of the Middle East by this date. Sizeable towns, usually surrounded by thick walls, have appeared, showing that warfare is widespread.

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