Iraq's History Page
It might be obvious for everyone that in order to establish a correct understanding of the situation in a certain country, you need to acquire a proper knowledge of the history of that country. Thus, I tried to collect as much information as possible about the Iraqi history. The main objective was to provide a historical profile of Iraq that is both short and satisfying at the same time.
Here you will find breif information about the different stages of the Historical development in Iraq, from the oldest known traces of the early human populations in this part of the world until the recent days in a chronological order.
I hope that this humble effort would help younger Iraqi generations in diaspora to maintain a better knowledge about the History of their Homeland, and at the same time I hope that every friend of the Iraqi people would find some useful information regarding the history of Iraq.
Please... Notice that the long and rich History of Iraq is much greater than being displayed entirely on few pages on internet; yet this page could serve as a proper start point.
If you wanted to comment the contents of this page or if you wanted to correct any detail that you believe is incorrect pleas don't hesitate to contact me .
The emergence of Mesopotamian civilization (ca. 10 000 BC).
Sumerian civilization (ca 3000 - 2 350 BC).
The Akkadian empire ( ca 2350-2112 BC).
The Empire of Ur III
The third dynasty of Ur (ca 2112-2004 BC).
Old Babylonian Empire
Enuma Elish The Babylonian creation epic
The Assyrian Empire
The Neo-Babylonian Empire
Chaldean Empire of Babylon (ca 626-539 BC).
Mesopotamia under the Persians & Greeks
The Achaemenians (ca 539-331 BC).
The Seleucids (ca 335-141 BC).
The Parthians ( ca 129 BC-224 AD).
The Sasanids (ca 224-637 AD).
Mesopotamia under the Arabs
Mesopotamia becomes " Iraq "
The Arab conquest (637 AD).
The Abbasid Caliphate (749 -1180 AD). Foundation, flourishing and decline.
The Zinj rebellion (869-883 AD).
The Buyids (945-1055 AD).
The Seljuqs (1055-1152 AD)
The Abbasid Caliphate (1152-1258 AD). The later Abbasid period.
Iraq under the Mongols
Iraq under the Turkmen tribes
Iraq under the Safavids of Iran
The breif Safavid period (1508-1534)
Iraq under the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Iraq (1534-1918).
Iraq under the British control
The Conquest and direct rule. (1918-1932)
The Modern state of Iraq
The Independence (1932)
WW2 and British intervention.(1939-1945)
Postwar era and the reforms' attempt. (1945-1958)
The coup of 1963, The fall of first republic. (1963-1968)
War with Iran. ( 1980-1988)