Cradle of Civ and Hammurabi Terms
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A geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates
The peninsula between the Mediterranean and the Black Seas that is now occupied by most of Turkey; also called Asia Minor
"land between the rivers"
A form of writing developed by the Sumerians using a wedge shaped stylus and clay tablets.
Degradation of land, especially in semiarid areas, primarily because of human actions like excessive crop planting, animal grazing, and tree cutting.
first written code/set of laws that all were expected to obey.
An ancient Egyptian writing system in which pictures were used to represent ideas and sounds
a pyramid-shaped temple in Sumer
The dispersion of ideas, customs, and technologies from one people to another