Early River Civilizations and the Enviroment

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Silt

a mixture of tiny bits of soil and rock carried and deposited by a river.

Nilometer

A stone tool used to measure the yearly flood level of the Nile.

Shatt al Arab

the point where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers join.

Cradle of Civilization

another name they called Mesopotamia because it was here that the first cities grew from infancy to magnificent maturity.

Mesopotamia

the land between the Tigris and Euphrates.

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