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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


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


loose, rich soil carried by water


long periods without rain


wall built to prevent flooding


a system of canals to bring water to crops and fields


the wearing away of soil by wind and water

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