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social studies

fertile crescent an area of rich farmland in southwest asia where the first civilizations.
silt a mixture of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming.
irrigation a way of supplying water to an area of land.
canal a human-made waterway.
surplus more of something then 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 surronding countryside.
empire land with diffrent territories and peoples under a single rule.
polytheism the worship of many gods.
priest a person who performs religous ceremonies.
social hierarchy the divison of society by rank or class.
cuneiform the worlds first system of writting;developed in summer.
pictograph a picture symbol.
scribe a writer.
epics long poems that tell the stories of heroes.
architecture a science of building.
ziggurat a pyramid-shaped temple in summer.
alphabet a set of letters that can be combined to form a word.
Hammurabi a Babylonian king who made a code of 282 laws.
monarch a ruler of a kingdom or empire.
chariot a wheeled, horse-drawn cart used in a battle.
Nebuchadenezzar a famous Chaldean kin who rebuilt Babylon into a beautiful city
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