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Fertile Crescent

an agricultural region extending from the Levant to Iraq.
an area in the Middle and Near East: formerly fertile, now partly desert. Unabridged
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  • Cities like Pompeii and Petra, Heliopolis in Egypt and Ayutthaya in Thailand, Ur and Jericho and Babylon in the Fertile Crescent.

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  • The cities of the Fertile Crescent built in mud brick and used stone, copper, and bronze tools.

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British Dictionary definitions for Fertile Crescent

Fertile Crescent

an area of fertile land in the Middle East, extending around the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates in a semicircle from Israel to the Persian Gulf, where the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Phoenician, and Hebrew civilizations flourished
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