Major events occurred in iran dating back to 2016 bce
In 1958, the monarchy was overthrown and the Iraqi Republic created.
Iraq was controlled by the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party from 1968 until 2003.
The area has been home to successive civilisations since the 6th millennium BC.
Iraq was the centre of the Akkadian, Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian empires.
It was during this period that the Epic of Gilgamesh originates, which includes the tale of The Great Flood.
Its people spoke Akkadian, an East Semitic language.Iraq was placed under the authority of the United Kingdom as the British Mandate of Mesopotamia.