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Fertile Crescent
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Fertile Crescent

The Fertile Crescent, often called the "Cradle of Civilization", is the region in the Middle East which curves, like a quarter-moon shape, from the Persian Gulf, through modern-day southern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and northern...
Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent & Mesopotamia
Article by Jan van der Crabben

Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent & Mesopotamia

The ancient Near East, and the historical region of the Fertile Crescent in particular, is generally seen as the birthplace of agriculture. The first agricultural evidence comes from the Levant, from where it spread to Mesopotamia, enabling...
Fertile Crescent - Cradle of Civilization
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Fertile Crescent - Cradle of Civilization

The Fertile Crescent is a region stretching from northern Egypt across to the Persian Gulf and was the home to the oldest civilizations in history such as the Sumerians, earning it the common name of the 'Cradle of Civilization'. First populated...
Map of the Fertile Crescent
Image by Simeon Netchev

Map of the Fertile Crescent

A map of the Fertile Crescent showing the Eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, and Mesopotamia. Key agricultural produce is shown on the map, including early cereals and animals, as well as the dates of first known agriculture.
Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia - Timeline
Image by Simeon Netchev

Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia - Timeline

A visual timeline illustrating the evolution of agriculture in parallel with invention and social development in the region of the Fertile Crescent (a term first used in 1916 by Egyptologist J.H. Breasted), enabling the establishment of cities...
Fertile Crescent Map
Image by Patrick Goodman

Fertile Crescent Map

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...
Mesopotamia
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning 'between two rivers') was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to modern-day...
Map of the Fertile Crescent
Image by NormanEinstein

Map of the Fertile Crescent

This map shows the location and extent of the Fertile Crescent, a region in the Middle East incorporating ancient Egypt; the Levant; and Mesopotamia.
States of the Fertile Crescent, c. 1450 BCE
Image by Свифт/Svift

States of the Fertile Crescent, c. 1450 BCE

A map illustrating the various political states within the Fertile Crescent c. 1450 BCE.
A Map of the Ancient Fertile Crescent (From the Novel The Jericho River)
Image by David Tollen

A Map of the Ancient Fertile Crescent (From the Novel The Jericho River)

An illustrated map of the ancient Fertile Crescent, 3500-500 BCE. From the novel The Jericho River by David Tollen.
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