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silt sand, soil, mud, etc., that is carried by flowing water and that sinks to the bottom of a river, pond, etc.
Fertile Crescent semicircle of fertile land stretching from SE coast of Mediterranean around Syrian Desert N of Arabia to Persian Gulf
Polytheism the belief that there is more than one god
Myth : a story that was told in an ancient culture to explain a practice, belief, or natural occurrence : such stories as a group
irrigation the watering of land by artificial means to foster plant growth
caravan a group of people or animals traveling together on a long journey especially through the desert
bazaar a type of market found especially in Middle Eastern countries that has rows of small shops which sell many different kinds of things
Mesopotamia region SW Asia between the Tigris & the Euphrates extending from the mountains of E Asia Minor to the Persian Gulf
city-state a state that has its own government and consists of a city and the area around it
Battering Ram a large and heavy piece of wood or other material that is used to hit and break through walls and doors
empire a group of countries or regions that are controlled by one ruler or one government; especially : a group of countries ruled by an emperor or empress
Babylon Babylon was a significant city in ancient Mesopotamia, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
province any one of the large parts that some countries are divided into
epic telling a story about a hero or about exciting events or adventures
ziggurat an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure built in successive stages with outside staircases and a shrine at the top; also : a structure or object of similar form
Gilgamesh a legendary Sumerian king and hero of the Gilgamesh Epic
monotheism the belief that there is only one God
scribe a member of a learned class in ancient Israel through New Testament times studying the Scriptures and serving as copyists, editors, teachers, and jurists
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