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fertile crescent an area of rich farmland in southwest asia where the first civilizations began
silt a mixture of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming
irrigation a eay of supplying water of an area of land
canal a human-made waterway
surplus more of something than is needed
division of labor an arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job
rural a countryside area
urban a city area
city-state a political unit consisting of a city and its surrounding countryside
empire land with differnt territories and peoples under a single rule
polytheism the worship of many gods
priest a person who performs religious ceremonies
social hierarchy the divison of society by rank or class
cuneiform the worlds first system of writing;developed in summer
pictograph a picture symbol
scribe a writer
epics long poems that tells the stories of heros
architecture the science of building
ziggurat a pyramid shaped temple in sumer
alphabet a set of letters that can be combined to form words
hammurabi a babylonian king who made a codeof 282 laws
monarch a ruler of a kingdom or empire
chariot a wheeled,horse-drawn cart used in battle
nebuchadnezzar a famous chaldean king who rebuilt babylon into a beautiful city
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