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On a historical map of the Mediterranean, locate Asia Minor, Greece and Mesopotamia, the kingdoms of the Hittites and ancient Israel, and Egypt. On a modern map, locate Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the area governed by the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey.

This page provides geographic locations of important Mediterranean countries, in both the ancient and modern world.

Topics on this page include:

1) Locate the following historical areas on the map

of the Mediterranean

2) Locate the following areas on the modern map:

a. Asia Minor
b. Greece
c. Mesopotamia
d. kingdoms of the Hittites and Ancient Israel
e. Egypt
a. Egypt
b. Greece
c. Israel
d. Jordan
e. Lebanon
f. the area governed by the Palestinian Authority
g. Syria
h. Turkey
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Asia Minor, also called Anatolia, is the peninsula of land that today constitutes the Asian portion of Turkey.

Mesopotamia, seen in green above, is located in the fertile floodplains between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Ancient Egypt, in red, developed along the Nile River. Ancient Israel occupied the area labeled Palestine on the map above.

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Ancient Greece is to the west of Asia minor and is detailed on the map above.
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Modern Day map of Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the area governed by the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey.

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Detailed map of Israel and the area governed by the Palestinian Authority, labeled as the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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Blank map that can be used to be labeled by students.

game_icon.svg.pngVisit here for interactive Flash Cards on the historical Mediterranean.

Multimedia.pngClick here for a video of Israel throughout history.

Works Cited:
[1] Bible Prophecy and History: Maps. Retrieved February 8, 2007, Web site: http://www.teachinghearts.org/dr0imap7churches.gif

[2] Turkey, Mesopotamia, and the Middle East. Retrieved February 8, 2007, Web site: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/firstworldwar/maps/mesopotamia_turkey.htm

[3] Maps of Historical Israel, Palestine, and the Region. Retrieved February 8, 2007, from Palestine Facts Web site: http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_maps.php

[4] Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Mesopotamia, Retrieved January 29, 2011 http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook03.html#Babylonia

[5] Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Israel, Retreived January 30, 2011 http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook06.html

[6] BBC History- Ancient History in-depth: Ancient Egypt. Retrieved January 30, 2011 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/egypt_importance_01.shtml


[7] The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Ancient Near Middle Eastern Art: The Hittites." Accessed January 30, 2014. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/htit/hd_htit.htm

[8] The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "West Asia: 2000-1000 BCE." Accessed January 30, 2014. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/world-regions/