Similar words: fertile, crescendo, phosphorescent, fertilize, fertility, descent, fertility rate, quiescent. Meaning: n. a geographical area of fertile land in the Middle East stretching in a broad semicircle from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates.
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1. Some of the best farmland of the Fertile Crescent is in a narrow strip of land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
2. Agriculture has stayed largely organic for most of its 10,000-year history, from the first Fertile Crescent plots to the plantations of colonial America.
3. Farming an environment similar to the agricultural lands of the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East, the ancient Indus peoples herded cattle and cultivated wheat, barley, legumes and sesame.
4. This first stage of currency, where metals were used to represent stored value, and symbols to represent commodities, formed the basis of trade in the Fertile Crescent for over 1500 years.
5. So: the great civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and the area we refer to as the Fertile Crescent, of which a little part here about the size of Rhode Island is Canaan.
6. This relatively recent discovery has upset the conventional view that farming began in the Middle East, in what's called the Fertile Crescent, and from there spread across the world.
7. A nearly 3,700-year-old ivory cat statuette from Israel suggests the cat was a common sight around homes and villages in the Fertile Crescent before its introduction to Egypt.
8. Haran Terah, Lot, Abram, and Sarai left Urand following the fertile crescent of the Euphrates River, headed toward the land of Canaan.
9. This herding family has been tending livestock in the northern part of the Fertile Crescent for a century.
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10. This scenario makes sense, given that all the other domestic animals (except the donkey) and plants were introduced to the Nile Valley from the Fertile Crescent.
11. S. Southwest, the Maya, the Greenland Norse, Mycenaean Greeks and inhabitants of the Fertile Crescent , the Indus Valley , Great Zimbabwe and Angkor Wat.
12. Over time, wildcats more tolerant of living in human-dominated environments began to proliferate in villages throughout the Fertile Crescent.
13. The Persian Empire stretched from Egypt to India, but conducted business in Aramaic, a desert tongue of the Fertile Crescent.
14. Within the past 5, 000 years, societies across the Near East's Fertile Crescent began to use systems of marks to record important trade exchanges as well as pivotal events in the present and the past.
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