Asia, which means ‘land of the sunrise’ in ancient Assyrian language, has witnessed the rise and fall of many great and ancient civilizations. One of the world’s oldest civilizations – the Mesopotamian civilization – prospered 5,000 years ago on the land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in West Asia. Other great civilizations include the Chinese, Japanese and Korean civilizations that arose in East Asia.
In this book, we feature the empires and civilizations that sprang out of the five regions of Asia – West Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and Southeast Asia.
Let’s take a journey through time and space to the five Asian regions and discover the great conquerors of the ancient land. Explore how these civilizations have influenced the world we live in today and thus, gain a better understanding of Asian history and culture.
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