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World History & You

Ch 3. People of the fertile crescent

TermDefinition
Middle East a region of Asia that is bordered by Asia to the east, Europe to the northwest, Africa to the southwest, and the Mediterranean Sea to the west
Tigris river iver of SW Asia, c.1,150 mi (1,850 km) long, rising in the Taurus Mts., E Turkey, and flowing SE through Iraq to join the Euphrates River
Euphrates River 1,700 mi long, formed by the confluence of the Kara and the Murad rivers, and flowing generally S through Turkey into Syria, then SE through Iraq, joining with the Tigris River in SE Iraq to form the Shatt al Arab; the united river flows into the Persian
Mesopotamia referring to a section of land in the Middle East between and around the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
Fertile Crescent Land where the soil is very good to grow food.
Crescent a shape resembling a segment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.
Scarce insufficient to satisfy the need or demand; not abundant:
Sumerians The first people to live in Mesopotamia.
City-states is an independently governed region that is centered around a single powerful city. The civilization of the Sumer was governed by many independent
Temples place dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or deities
priests a person whose office it is to perform religious rites, and especially to make sacrificial offerings.
Babylonian an inhabitant of ancient Babylonia.
Conquered to acquire by force of arms; win in war.
Hammurabi King of Babylonian Empire
Babylonian Empire ruled much of Mesopotamia from the city of Babylon. The empire rose and fell over the course of ancient history.
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