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The Land Between Two Rivers

Silt Tiny bits of soil and rock found in a river.
Irrigation The watering of land by using canals or pipes.
Surplus An extra supply of something.
The Fertile Crescent Region of land in Asia that is good for farming and is shaped like a crescent (quarter) moon.
Tigris and Euphrates The two major rivers located in the Fertile Crescent.
Mesopotamia The ancient civilization located in the Fertile Crescent. The name means "Land Between Two Rivers."
Plateau An area of elevated flat land.
Sumer The world's first civilization located in southern Mesopotamia.
Sargon The King of Kish. He united the city-states of Sumer.
City-state A self-governing city that also governs the surrounding villages.
Created by: sbaumiller