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Fertile Crescent, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishFertile Crescent, thethe Fertile CrescentˌFertile ˈCrescent, the 🔊 🔊 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 were based there, such as the Assyrian and Sumerian civilizations. Babylon, Mesopotamia
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