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Fertile Crescent

The Epic of Gilgamesh Oldest written story in Human history
Hammurabi's Code System of laws created by a Babylonian King; one of the oldest in human history
Ziggurat Structures built in Sumeria; similar to pyramids; temples of worship
Cuneiform Form of writing used by the Sumerians; oldest in human history
Mesopotamia Region of the Fertile Crescent located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
city-state Independent city with its own government, gods and armies
River Civilization Civilization located on a river for irrigation and drinking water
Irrigation The supply of water to crops by digging of channels
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers at the center of the Fertile Crescent
Phoenicia's contributions to the world: They developed our Alphabet, glass, and shipping
Assyria's contributions to the world They were warlike, used iron, conquered Canaan, but became too large
Persia's contributions to the world They were the largest civilization, were multicultural, and guaranteed human rights
Created by: jpgagnon