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fertile crescent an area of rich farmland in southwest asia were the first cigvilizations 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 somethintg than is needed
division of labor an arrangement which each worker specializies in a particular task or job
rural a country side area
urban a city area
city state a political unit consisting of a city and its surrounding countryside
empire land with diffrent territories and peoples under a single rule
polytheism the worship of many gods
priest a person who preforms religious ceremonies
social hierarchy the division of society by rank or class
cuneiform the worlds first system of writting developed in sumer
pictograph a picture symbole
scribe a writer
epics long poems that tell the stories of heroes
architecture the sience of building
ziggurat a pyramid shaped temple in sumer
alphabet a set of letters that can be combined to form words
Hammurabi a bablonian king who made a code of 282 laws
monarch a ruler of a kingdom or emire
chariot a weeled, horse drawn cart used in a battle
Nebuchadnezzar a famous chaldean king who rebuilt babylon into a beautiful city
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