[10-15-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: What nearby river valley is often called the ‘cradle of civilization’?
The given options are:
- Indus Valley
Correct Answer: Mesopotamia
Fact: Mesopotamia encompasses the land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, both of which have their headwaters in the neighboring Armenian highlands. It is a historical region of Western Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system in the northern part of the Fertile Crescent. Mesopotamia includes present-day parts of present-day Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. It fell to Alexander the Great in 332 BC, and after his death, it became part of the Greek Seleucid Empire. Later the Arameans dominated major parts of Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is the site of the earliest developments of the Neolithic Revolution from around 10,000 BC. It is recognized as the cradle of some of the world’s earliest civilizations.
All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting these pages.
- Here is the final resting place of four Persian kings. Where are we?
- What nearby river valley is often called the ‘cradle of civilization’?
- Nabonidus, king of ancient Babylon, is sometimes credited for being what?