Midterm review guide spring 2017 international studies 11/anthro 41a. Please bring scantron form # f-288 for the exam which is scheduled to be given on wed. , May 10 from 7:00 pm 8:30 pm. Please be sure to include your name, your id#, your email address and your ta"s name on your paragraph statement. ) The orient express & the european miracle - two common western misconceptions. The orient express is another european miracle, but a less extreme one. Not everything started in europe, but europe just spread it better. View that started in the middle east, but then copied by europe. Ancient mesopotamia city-states assyrian empire babylonian empire . Persian empire greek empire (eurpeans now control the development of civilizations) roman empire rome falls to dark ages/middle. Ages/medieval period renaissance re-birth 15,000 ad europe bring colonization to other parts of the world. European miracle -- everything great came from europe and that"s why europeans are superior.