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This month we highlight, Mesopotamia.
These figures enbody the old saying that we have all heard that states, "The eyes are the windows to the soul".
Look at the huge eyes on these figures.

Mesopotamia is a Greek word that means "between the rivers,"
and it refers to the region between the Tigres and the Euphrates Rivers.  This is an area which today is in Iraq, Turkey and Syria.
In ancient times, this area was very powerful and the people of this area are credited with inventing the wheel.  They also were the first to invent irrigation. Irrigation brings water to the crops, so that farmers can grow food.
The art work from this area is very spiritual.  They also built great temples to honor the Gods called Ziggurats. The famous "Tower of Babel" in the Judeo-Christian Bible is said to have been a ziggurat built in this area.

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