Chapter 2, Lesson : Geography of the Fertile Crescent

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Fertile Crescent

lush green area through which the Tigris and Euphrates rivers flow

Tigris River

one of the rivers of the Fertile Crescent

Euphrates River

one of the rivers of the Fertile Crescent

Mesopotamia

land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers-in Greek it means Fertile Crescent

silt

loose, rich soil carried by water

drought

long periods without rain

levee

wall built to prevent flooding

irrigation

a system of canals to bring water to crops and fields

erosion

the wearing away of soil by wind and water

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