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The area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers

Fertile Crescent

A large arc of rich, or fertile, farmland


A mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks


A way of supplying water to an area of land


Human-made waterways

Division of Labor

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


A land thousands of Sumerians settled in Mesopotamia


A central city and all the countryside around it


The worship of may gods


The world's first system of writing


Picture symbols


Long poems that tell the stories of heroes


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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