an agricultural region extending from the Levant to Iraq.
an area in the Middle East: formerly fertile, now partly desert.
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How to use Fertile Crescent in a sentence
Ancient Fertile Crescent communities periodically gave farming a go while still hunting, foraging, fishing and trading.‘The Dawn of Everything’ rewrites 40,000 years of human history | Bruce Bower | November 9, 2021 | Science News
Cities like Pompeii and Petra, Heliopolis in Egypt and Ayutthaya in Thailand, Ur and Jericho and Babylon in the Fertile Crescent.
The cities of the Fertile Crescent built in mud brick and used stone, copper, and bronze tools.The Time Traders | Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for 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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