Cities and Geographical Sites attributed to Plants’ Names in the light of Cuneiform and Historical Sources
2018, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 47-88
Many of ancient Near East’s villages, cities and other geographical sites, of whom we have heard through cuneiform texts and historical sources, got their names from origins and sources derived from the plant and plant life that characterized those places and spread its goodness in. The availability of that certain resource or natural and environmental source, granted those places a functional role that had led to the emergence and prosperity of services and economic activities reflected in the vicinity of these places and their centers. As a result, the population of those places professed occupations based primarily on that natural source to get their living and produce local products.
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