Bloodaxe's Realm     The Medieval World  

 civilization was born in the city-states of Mesopotamia 6,000 years ago.  Here one finds the first traces of agriculture and the trading that ensued, the beginnings of organized religion, the development of mathematical methods, the flowering of the arts and architecture. Here is found the first form of writing and the beginnings of literature (including the first story of creation and the flood) which made possible the pursuit of knowledge and economic order within an organized government. Later civilizations were all influenced by Mesopotamia.