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A region that is a flat plain that lies between the Tigris River and the Euphrates River.
Three Disadvantages / Environmental Challenges
1. Unpredictable flooding / dry summer months.
2. No natural barriers for protection - small villages lying in open plain were defenseless
3. Limited natural resources (stone, wood, metal)
1. Irrigation ditches
2. Built city walls with bricks
3. Traded with people around them for the products they lacked.
River located southwest of the Tigris River and flows southeast to the Persian Gulf.
Desert that lies west of the Nile River and covers parts of modern Egypt, Libya, and Sudan.
Desert that lies mostly south of Egypt located between the Nile River and the Red Sea.
Triangular area, bordered by water on three sides, connecting the continents of Africa and Asia.
Mountain range that runs parallel to the Mediterranean Sea from Lebanon into Syria.
Area of land bordered on the northeast by the Persian Gulf, on the southeast by the Indian Ocean, and on the west by the Red Sea.
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