Fertile Crescent Map


Patrick Goodman
published on 05 March 2021
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Map of the Fertile Crescent, a region stretching in a quarter-moon shape from Mesopotamia down through the Levant. The region is bordered by the Persian Gulf and Zagros Mountains to the east, Taurus Mountains to the north, Mediterranean sea to the west, and Syrian Desert to the South.

This region is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. Six of these civilizations are featured on the map, covering a span of time from c. 4100 BCE to 70 CE.

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Patrick Goodman
Patrick is a librarian with a background in paper-based materials preservation. He enjoys discovering both the shared and defining characteristics of ancient societies, and how the past still shapes us today.

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Goodman, P. (2021, March 05). Fertile Crescent Map. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13559/fertile-crescent-map/

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Goodman, Patrick. "Fertile Crescent Map." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Mar 2021. Web. 11 Jun 2024.