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Name (ancient Greek: Mesopotamia) for the Near Eastern landscape stretching from the Anatolian highlands to the Persian Gulf between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers (hence "Mesopotamia") with an area of around 350,000 km². Today, most of it belongs to Iraq, with smaller parts in the north and north-west belonging to Armenia, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. In the north lies Transcaucasia(Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and neighbouring parts of Turkey), which, together with Mesopotamia, is considered to be the possible origin of cultivated vines and wine culture. The two huge areas of Mesopotamia and Transcaucasia overlap extensively.

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