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fertile crescent an area of rish 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 way of supplying water to 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 consiting of a city and its surrounding countryside.
empire land with different territories and peoples under a single rule.
polytheism the worship of many gods.
priest a person who performs religious ceremonies.
social hierachy the divion of society by rank or class.
cuneiform the worlds first system of writing; developed in sumer.
pictogragh a picture symbol.
scribe a writer.
epics long poems that tell the stories of heroes.
architecture the science of building.
ziggurat a pyramid-shaped temple in summer.
alphebet a set of letters that can be ocmbined to form words.
Hammurabi a babylonian king who made a code of 282 laws.
monarch a ruler of kingdom or empire.
chariot a weeled, horse-drawn cart used in battle.
Nebuchadnezzar a famous chaldean king who rebuild babylon into a beatiful city.
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