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a region with good conditions for growing crops that stretches from the Mediterranean coast east through Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) to the Persian Gulf

Fertile Crescent

2

wide, flat plain in between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in present-day Irak

Mesopotamia

3

to supply water to

Irrigate

4

independent state consisting of a city and its surrounding territory

City-state

5

trading system in which people exchange goods directly without using money

Barter

6

worship of many gods or deities

Polytheism

7

brick, pyramid–shaped Mesopotamian temple

Ziggurat

8

Mesopotamian system of writing that uses triangular-shaped symbols to stand for ideas or things

Cuneiform

9

material that the Sumerians used to help make better tools and weapons

Bronze

10

pictures that represented objects

Pictographs

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set of rules about marriage, slavery, and causing harm to others

Ur- Law Code

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fine fertile soil

Silt