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Fertile Crescent

     
Fertile Crescent

the Fertile Crescent

an area in the Middle East in the shape of a crescent (=a curved shape) from Israel to the Gulf, including the land around the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Several important ancient civilizations had their homes there, such as the Assyrian and Sumerian civilizations.

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