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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