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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