Fertile Crescent Vocab

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Mesopotamia

The area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

Fertile Crescent

A large arc of rich, or fertile, farmland

Silt

A mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks

Irrigation

A way of supplying water to an area of land

Canals

Human-made waterways

Division of Labor

The type of arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task of job

Sumer

A land thousands of Sumerians settled in Mesopotamia

City-State

A central city and all the countryside around it

Polytheism

The worship of may gods

Cuneiform

The world's first system of writing

Pictograms

Picture symbols

Epics

Long poems that tell the stories of heroes

Babylon

A city located on the Euphrates and in 1792 BC Hammurabi became it's king

Hammurabi's Code

A set of 282 laws that dealt with almost every part of daily life

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