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Fertile Crescent - Located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, a large arch of fertile farmland
Irrigation - the supply of water to fields using man made systems
Canal - human-made waterways that carry water to land
Surplus - more than is needed (usually used to describe a supply of food)
City-State - consists of a city and all the countryside around it
Empire - group of different lands and people governed by one ruler;)
Polytheism - the worship/belief in many Gods
Priest - people who perform religious ceremonies
Social Hierarchy - the division of a society by rank or class
Cuneiform - the world’s first writing system. Created by the Sumerians.
Pictograph - picture symbols that represent a word or object
Scribe - a writer
Ziggurat - a temple for worshipping Gods
Hammurabi's Code - the first written laws! 282 laws that dealt with almost every part of daily life
Famine - an extreme lack of crops or food causing widespread hunger
Monarch - one ruler
Alphabet - a set of letters that can be combined to form words
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