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Fertile Crescent
Definitionby 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
Articleby 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
Collectionby 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...
Mesopotamia
Definitionby 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...
Fertile Crescent Map
Imageby 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...
Map of the Fertile Crescent
Imageby 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.
Map of the Fertile Crescent
Imageby 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.
States of the Fertile Crescent, c. 1450 BCE
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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
Imageby 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.
Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent - A Short History
Videoby Kelly Macquire

Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent - A Short History

Mesopotamia is an ancient region in the Middle East, east of the Mediterranean by the Zagros mountains, between the two rivers Tigris and Euphrates. The name ‘Mesopotamia’ comes from the Greek meaning ‘between two rivers’. The region is now...
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