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The place between the Tigris and Euphrates River. It means " the land between two rivers" in Greek.
Green, lush area with dark rich soil that is full of nutrients and good for farming.
A shape similar to a quarter of a moon or a crescent roll.
The term used to describe Mesopotamia because the land was rich in nutrients and it was in the shape of a crescent.
Tigris and Euphrates River
Located in the Middle East, near the Mediterranean Sea. These waterways are in the heart of Mesopotamia.
The study of the lands, waterways, and features of the Earth.
Pathways or trenches that were dug to allow the water from the river to flow to where the crops were being grown.
The name of the mountain range that was located Northeast of Mesopotamia.
Syrian or Arabian Desert
A dry, hot, land that is located to the South of Mesopotamia.
a system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status.
a pyramid-temple dedicated to the chief god or goddess of an ancient Sumerian city-state.
a writing utensil made out of reed.
wedge shaped writing of Ancient Sumerians
the belief in many gods.
a person trained to read, write, and keep records.
the first recorded set of written laws. It contains 282 different laws. The idea of the code was "an eye for an eye".