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Fertile Crescent

A large arc of rich or fertile farmland extending from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea. Mesopotamia is part of this area

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Silt (noun)

A mixture of rich soil and tiny rocks

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Irrigation (noun

A way of supplying water to an area of land.

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Canals (noun

Human-made waterways

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Surplus (noun

More than needed

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Division of Labor (noun)

The type of arrangement in which each worker specializes in a particular task or job

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Rural (adjective

Countryside

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Urban (adjective

City

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City-state (noun)

Consisted of a city and all the countryside around it

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Gilgamesh (noun)

Uruk’s king who became a legendary figure in Sumerian literature

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Sargon (noun)

Akkadian emperor who extended Akkadian territory

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Empire (noun)

Land with different territories and peoples under a single rule

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Polytheism (noun

The worship of many gods

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Monotheism Noun)

The worship of one god

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Social hierarchy (noun)

The division of society by rank or class

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Chaos

Total disorder