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Mesopotamia Vocab

Mesopotamia Vocabulary Words

TermDefinition
Mesopotamia The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
Fertile Crescent A fertile region in southwestern Asia that includes the region of Mesopotamia.
Silt A mixture of tiny bits of soil and rock washed up by rivers, which creates fertile land.
Drought Long periods of dry weather, in which there is no rainfall and crops are greatly damaged.
Tigris and Euphrates The two major rivers of Mesopotamia which began in the Taurus Mountains of Turkey.
Polytheism The belief in many gods.
Ziggurat A large mud-brick building with a temple on its peak.
Cuneiform System of writing invented by the Sumerians and also used by the Babylonians.
Code of Hammurabi A written set of laws that applied to everyone in Babylon.
Scribe A writer who kept records and copied letters and official documents.
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