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The cradle of civilization

Map of the Ancient Near East

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The cradle of civilization

Mesopotamia, the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (in modern day Iraq), is often referred to as the cradle of civilization because it is the first place where complex urban centers grew. The history of Mesopotamia, however, is inextricably tied to the greater region, which is comprised of the modern nations of Egypt, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, the Gulf states and Turkey. We often refer to this region as the Near or Middle East.

What's in a name?

Why is this region named this way? What is it in the middle of or near to? It is the proximity of these countries to the West (to Europe) that led this area to be termed "the near east." Ancient Near Eastern Art has long been part of the history of Western art, but history didn't have to be written this way. It is largely because of the West's interests in the Biblical "Holy Land" that ancient Near Eastern materials have been be regarded as part of the Western canon of the history of art.  An interest in finding the locations of cities mentioned in the Bible (such as Nineveh and Babylon) inspired the original English and French 19th century archaeological expeditions to the Near East. These sites were discovered and their excavations revealed to the world a style of art which had been lost.

Illustration from: Sir Austen Henry Layard, The Ninevah Court in the Crystal Palace, 1854

Illustration from: Sir Austen Henry Layard, The Ninevah Court in the Crystal Palace, 1854

The excavations inspired The Nineveh Court at the 1851 World's Fair in London and a style of decorative art and architecture called Assyrian Revival.  Ancient Near Eastern art remains popular today; in 2007 a 2.25 inch high, early 3rd millennium limestone sculpture, the Guennol Lioness, was sold for 57.2 million dollars, the second most expensive piece of sculpture sold at that time.

A complex history

The history of the Ancient Near East is complex and the names of rulers and locations are often difficult to read, pronounce and spell. Moreover, this is a part of the world which today remains remote from the West culturally while political tensions have impeded mutual understanding. However, once you get a handle on the general geography of the area and its history, the art reveals itself as uniquely beautiful, intimate and fascinating in its complexity.

The Euphrates River in 2005

The Euphrates River in 2005

Geography and the growth of cities

Mesopotamia remains a region of stark geographical contrasts: vast deserts rimmed by rugged mountain ranges, punctuated by lush oases. Flowing through this topography are rivers and it was the irrigation systems that drew off the water from these rivers, specifically in southern Mesopotamia, that provided the support for the very early urban centers here.
The region lacks stone (for building), precious metals and timber. Historically, it has relied on the long-distance trade of its agricultural products to secure these materials. The large-scale irrigation systems and labor required for extensive farming was managed by a centralized authority. The early development of this authority, over large numbers of people in an urban center, is really what distinguishes Mesopotamia and gives it a special position in the history of Western culture. Here, for the first time, thanks to ample food and a strong administrative class, the West develops a very high level of craft specialization and artistic production.
Essay by Dr. Senta German

Additional resources:
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The Guennol Lioness (video)
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HW# 10 Why is Mesopotamia called the “fertile crescent”? Cite evidence from our classwork activity to support your response. Due Wednesday October 2nd.

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  1. Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent” because of many reasons. One reason was because it had many big rivers and seas called the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Tigris river Nile river and black river and those will help the plants grow, and also does rivers and seas had lots of fishes for humans can eat. Another reason was the Arabian desert and that would keep the plants with energy. After people started to populate Mesopotamia as said in the text “They built high walls around the city, from the mud near the rivers, to protect them from one another”(2nd paragraph of an overview of Mesopotamia). Also the Mesopotamians were well known for inventing cuneiform a written language. Later on as said in the text “… The Assyrians and the Babylonians would use writing to record their conquest, laws poetry and myths”(3rd paragraph). Those were some reasons why Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent”.

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  2. Mesopotamia was referred to as the “fertile crescent” due to its fertile and abundant soil and because the place Mesopotamia was located appeared to be shaped like a crescent. Mesopotamia was surrounded by water and the location of it had lots of soil, the Mesopatamians worked constantly to get the water from the rivers to the crops with a canal like method. “Water must be spread across the land by hard work, canals and buckets.” The word Mesopotamia means “the land between two rivers” which shows its soil’s fertile because the ground near rivers are known to be fertile. Also the Mesopatamians had frequent access to water which allowed them to have an surplus of grain. Mesopotamia had a really valid reason to be nicknamed the “fertile crescent” due to its abundant soil and the shape of its location.

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    • I like how you quoted but I wish you cited where you got it. From and I think is an excellent work done

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  3. The Mesopotamia called the fertile crescent because the mountains to the north were slowly allowing water to get access to the river which every now and then flooded the dirt nearby the rivers. After that it would take time for the water to leave the land that was later considered the fertile crescent. Once the land was back and the water returned to the river the dirt would have new nutrients and new fresh dirt that could grow new grain. This ultimately allowed food production to increase for the time.

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      • miss.c i couldnt find the task and rubric!! do u know where it is?

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        • This is a homework use the homework rubric. All rubrics are in the rubric section when you click on the honors link. The task is stated clearly answer the question with cited text from today’s lesson as well as your own thoughts.

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  4. Two reason why the Mesopotamia was called the “fertile crescent” because the word means land between two rivers another reason is that the mesopotamia named it with that spicific name for that region that is why the Mesopotamia was called the “fertile crescent”

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  5. Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent.” It’s because the area between two rivers. The two rivers were called the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The Mesopotamian people would get some water so their own crops can grow until they’re ready. The area was also shaped like a crescent.

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      • I would’ve liked if you cited and you added more detail and more explanation of why was it called the Fertile Crescent.

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  6. Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent” because of its geographical location. It was a piece of land between two rivers, the Tigris And Euphrates Rivers. Excess of grain occurred because of waters of the Euphrates River did not flood the field naturally, and the Mesopotamian people used brute strength to expand water flow over the farms. This left new minerals in the soil which aided the crops to grow. “Mesopotamians had access to water with which to grow crops, so they were fortunate compared to the desert nomads” This quote tells us the Mesopotamian people were extremely lucky due to the help from the rivers which helped them grow crops, which in the end was a continuous food. With a continuous supply of food, the Mesopotamian people could sit and build a civilization. This is why Mesopotamia was know as the “Fertile Crescent”, the land between two rivers.

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  7. Mesopotamia is the first developed civilizations. Many people know or refer to Mesopotamia as the “Fertile Crescent”. Fertile Crescent means land between two rivers. This is one of the reasons why it’s known as the” Fertile Crescent”. Also Mesopotamia is known as the “Fertile Crescent” because Mesopotamians made a canal through their land with their bare hands so their crops can get water and all the nutrients it needs to grow. “Life in Babylon” states “Water must be spread across the land by hard work, canals and buckets.” This quote shows how they would work really hard day and night to get water to the crops for growth through the canals and with the usage of buckets. This is why Mesopotamia is known as the “Fertile Crescent”

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  8. Mesopotamia names a specific region in the Fertile Crescent, Fertile Crescent meaning a land between two rivers. Mesopotamia was a land between two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. The land surrounding the Fertile Crescent was mostly dirt, which helped the Mesopotamians grow crops plus the water supply from the rivers. The Fertile Crescent was filled with nutrients that were brought down the mountain into the rivers. These minerals benefitted the dirt, making a surplus of crops for the Mesopotamians.

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  9. Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Crescent because it was a fertile land that was the shape of a crescent. It was not a country. It meant land between two rivers. The geographic features that surrounded Mesopotamia were Mediterranean Sea, Zagros Mountain, Persian Gulf, Arabian Desert, and Red Sea. The importance of the seas is that you can catch fish for food, wash crops and you can drink from them. Mesopotamians were able to produce an excess of grain because there was enough rain. The river made it possible for the excess to grain. The indicators of civilization during the times of Mesopotamians were art and architecture, public works, highly organized and structured government, and rise of cities.

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  10. Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent” because surrounding it are two rivers; Tigris River and Euphrates River. These rivers first came from mountains and when the water overflowed it got onto the soil that surrounded it. Since it got the proteins from the mountains that it came from the soil got a lot of nutrients and proteins making it very fertile. With really good fertile soil food production would increase and the crops will also grow healthy. For example, in “Life in Babylon” the author said that Babylon doesn’t get enough rain so in order to grow their crops they use the Euphrates River to continue watering their crops. He later said, “Of all the countries that I have seen, no one produces so much grain.” This shows that the water from the Euphrates River contains proteins to make the soil fertile and rich to plant and grow crops. That is why Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent”.

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  11. Mesopotamia was named Fertile Crescent because the word Fertile Crescent means ” land between two rivers”. Mesopotamia was land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The Mesopotamians built high walls around the city made from mud near the rivers. They had access to water for the crops. They were very fortunate to have water unlike the desert nomads.

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  12. Mesopotamia is called the ” Fertile Crescent” because Mesopotamia was the land between two river. The ” Fertile Crescent” means land between two rivers. The land is between the Tigris and Euphrates river. Mesopotamians had access to water from the canal they had made that surrounds the land.

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  13. Mesopotamia is called the “Fertile Crescent” because; the shape of the Mesopotamian territory is in a shape of a crescent. This territory was between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. These rivers created the shape of a crescent. Fertile means bearing, producing, or capable of producing vegetation. Mesopotamia was called fertile because, the soil was rich in nutrients. The soil was rich because the water came from the Euphrates River, which originated in the mountains. The Mesopotamians also created irrigation canals to help in agriculture. When the river overflowed, the materials from the mountains soaked the soil, creating silt. This silt made the soil rich and created an excess of grains. Herodotus had said, “Of all the countries that I have ever seen, no one produces so much grain.” By displaying as a crescent shaped territory and being fertile, Mesopotamia was given the name, the “Fertile Crescent.”

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  14. The Fertile Crescent is also known as Mesopotamia. The Fertile Crescent obtained its name because in document 3 it said “The word means,land between two rivers. Mesopotamia was the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.” ,this tells the reader that the word Fertile Crescent got its name because it meant between two rivers and explained that the two rivers between that area is the Tigris and Euphrates.

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  15. The reason that Mesopotamia is called the fertile crescent is because it is shaped like a crescent and the two rivers: The Tigris and Euphrates river, make the soil fertile. The first historian, Herodotus, said, “Water must be spread across the land by hard work, canals and buckets. The hard work produces wonderful results.” Most rivers flow down from mountains, and while the water is rushing down the mountain the rich nutrients from mountains get inside the water. At one point during the year the river is bound to overflow and it goes on the soil in the crops. The nutrients from the water then stay in the soil, causing the soil to become fertile. This is the reason why Mesopotamia is known as the Fertile Crescent.

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  16. Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Cresent because it was located between two rivers so the soil there was very rich in nutrients. They had “access to water with which to grow crops”. They also irrigate their plants with water so the water went all around the crops. ‘The waters of the Euphrates do not flood the fields naturally. Water must be spread across the land by hard work, canals and buckets. The hard work produces wonderful results.” The crops there were evidently great since the silt has plenty of good things for good crops to grow like grain. They manage to have a successful system of agriculture even though it doesn’t rain very often. In conclusion, Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Cresent because it’s a cresent shaped crop land that was very successful.

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  17. Mesopotamia was the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia names a specific region in the Fertile Crescent. The word means, “land between two rivers”. The Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Crescent because they built high walls around the city’s , from the mud near the rivers, to protect them from one another. Also as said in the article “Mesopotamians had access to water with which to grow crops, so they were fortunate compared to the desert nomads”. This quote means that because of the river they grew there crops better.

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  18. The mesopotamia was called the fertile crescent wich means ”Land between two rivers” I got this from Herodotus,The first historian,lived in greece.Mesopotamia was the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.The people who lived in mesopotamia were called Mesopotamian.Much of the area around the fertile crescent was desert. Mesopotamia was called the fertile crescent because they have access to water with witch to grow crops,so they wer fortunate compare to the desert nomads,but their water did not flood the fields naturally.Water must be spread across the land by hard work, canals and buckets.

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  19. Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent” because the land was very fertile. Due to the fact that it was between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. “Mesopotamia’s had access to water which grew to crops.” Knowing that this was a benefit to help create such life. “Much of the area around the Fertile Crescent was desert.” The high quality soil allowed for farming which was a help for civilization. This is why Mesopotamia is also called “Fertile Crescent.”

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  20. In class, I learned that Mesopotamia is sometimes called the Fertile Crescent. It’s called fertile because due to the area existing where it does, it is an excellent spot to grow crops. Thanks to mountains far away, the rich water filled with nutrients can make its way down by the rocks into a spot where water can run freely. Not only that, Mesopotamia, according to our handout “An Overview of Mesopotamia”, meant a “Land between two rivers”. This is true because Mesopotamia was right in the middle of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Both rivers would have nutrients from the mountain side that would be key to helping the crops used in farming to grow. Thanks to that, they would easily prosper and growing, feeding the mouths of many individuals!

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  21. Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent” because the word fertile crescent means “lands between two river” and Mesopotamia was the land between the tigris and euphrates rivers. It was also called the fertile crescent because it is a fertile area around the desserts and mountains, and its shapped as a crescent.

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  22. Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent” because the word fertile crescent means “lands between two river” and Mesopotamia was the land between the tigris and euphrates rivers. It was also called the fertile crescent because it is a fertile area around the desserts and mountains, and its shapped as a crescent.

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  23. The Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Crescent because it’s between two large bodies of water, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which allows people to farming and when that happens people settle In one place and settling leads to a civilization. In the text it states “much of the area around the Fertile Crescent was desert. Mesopotamia had access water. With which to grow crops, so they were fortunate compared to the desert nomads.”

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  24. Mesoptamia wasn’t a country it has its own name, which was the fertile crescent. Which according to the text meant “land between two rivers”. The reason why they called it like that was because mesopotamia was a land between Tigris and Euphrates rivers.In which they built high walls made out of mud near the rivers to protect them from other people.Since Mesopotamia had access to water it gave them a great advantage of growing crops & farming they also had so much grain.Well in order to get this they had to spread water around using buckets,canals & it took them hard work. This is why I think Mesopotamia was called the fertile cresent.

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  25. The Mesopotamia was called the fertile crescent because there was a lake and ocean near the soil so it would always fertilize the soil. Which would make the soil have nutrients and it will better for the plants one all the water left the land. Since the soil had nutrients this allowed for farming.

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  26. The Mesopotamia names a specific region in the fertile crescent . The word means, “land between two rivers”. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers bordered Mesopotamia. It is called the fertile land because minerals from the mountains and glaciers break down and fall into the river and the sides of the river. Furthermore, the mineral makes the soil rich.

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  27. Mesopotamia was called the “fertile crescent” because it was a very fertile area. And also because if you look closely in a map the region looks sort of crescent shaped. Mesopotamia means “land between two rivers,” and the area was indeed between two rivers. Those rivers were the Tigris and the Euphrates. With the help of those two rivers Mesopotamia was a fertile area. The fertilization of the area happened every time the soil absorbed water making the soil constantly fertile. The water being absorbed by the soil got mixed with minerals and other particles on its way, making another contribution to the fertility of the soil in Mesopotamia. The crescent shape was probably formed because the two rivers were close and headed in the same directions, and the only thing separating them was Mesopotamia.

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  28. Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Crescent because of the things it was able to produce and when you look it from a map point of view it kind of looks like a boomerang shaped region, which is similar to a crescent. For example, “The Fertile Crescent is a rich food-growing area in a part of the world where most of the land is too dry for farming.” This quote shows that during the Mesopotamia time lots of land couldn’t grow and produce what the fertile crescent produced because to dry and barely had any water. Furthermore it also shows that the Fertile Crescent was very prosperous and how the food was developing, expending, and growing. What makes Fertile Crescent more interesting is the meaning of Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia means “land between two rivers”. In other words the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers benefited the Fertile Crescent probably in a huge way. The water made the crops grow faster, food produced quicker and made it a whole lot easier for the people living in Mesopotamia.

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  29. Mesopotamia was called the fertile crescent because Mesopotamia was the land between two rivers. I say this because in the article it says that Mesopotamia was the land between the Tigris & Euphrates rivers.

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  30. Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Cresent for two main reasons. They say fertile because of the rich mineral filled soil. For something to be fertile it must be able to produce an abundence of vegatables or crops. Because they are near mountians and water when water comes down the mountains it collects minerals. The minerals are what makes it fertile. They mineral filled water goes all pver their crops. Second they say Cresent because if the shape of the land it is a cresent shape. This is why Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Cresent.

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  31. Mesopotamia is considered a fertile crescent because it is a fertile area in the surrounding desert and mountains, and it is shaped in a crescent. Mesopotamia is a crescent-shaped territory and has an area surrounded by two rivers named Tigris and the Euphrates River. Soil, a porous matter, absorbs water. The soil constantly absorbs water from the bodies of water surrounding it, making Mesopotamia both fertile and crescent-like. it is also called fertile because it was near water and a good area to grow crops which is the reason why there are many people growing their own crops near the two rivers.

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  33. Mesopotamia is called the “Fertile Crescent” for many different reasons. One reason why it is called the Fertile Crescent is because of the geographical area Mesopotamia is located in. According the presentation in class, Mesopotamia is located where present day Iraq is. If you look closely, you can see that Mesopotamia looks like a crescent that is facing the south. Mesopotamia is also called the Fertile Crescent is because it is near two rivers called the Tigress and the Euphrates river. The land near the rivers are fertile because of the flooding that occurs during the year. In a document read from the class, it states that people took a lot of work to bring water to the farms as well, with a little help from rain. This is why Mesopotamia is called the “Fertile Crescent”.

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  34. Mesopotamia is called the fertile crescent because it is a fertilized area, it is a fertilized area because of the Tigris, Euphrates, Red Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. In the article (Life in Babylon) it says “the hard work produces wonderful results” what they are saying here is Mesopotamia does hard work in order to have a wonderful outcome. Fertilization is a good part of growing goods/crops. In our lives today people would not be able to live because of food , if it was not for fertilization then people back then would not be able to live. Mesopotamian are able to produce an excess of grain because they live next to Seas, the roots are very fertilized since there are many seas next to them. In the article it says ” of all of the countries that i have seen, no one produces so much grain” this is saying that since they live next to seas there is no reason why there land should not be fertilized. The seas that are near them are able to fertilize the roots , if the roots are not fertilized there would be no food and in order to have food you need fertilization. Therefore they are called the fertile crescent because of the seas that are near them.

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    • I liked how you cited and explained why it was called the Fertile Crescent and it’s a really nice job.

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  35. i wasn’t here yesterday um Miss, can I still do this homework today ? /.

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  36. Mesopotamia is called the fertile crescent because Civilization developed slowly accord in different parts of the world. People began to settle in areas with abundant natural resources. For thousands of years, people have been attracted to a part of the world archaeologists later called the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent is a boomerang-shaped region that extends from the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. The Fertile Crescent is a rich food-growing area in a part of the world where most of the land is too dry for farming.Some of the best farmland of the Fertile Crescent is on a narrow strip of land between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. The two rivers travel near one another for thousands of miles before they combine to drain into the Persian Gulf. The Greeks called this area Mesopotamia, which means “between the rivers.” Very little rain falls in Mesopotamia, but water and nutrients from the river soak into the land, creating an environment filled with plants and the animals that feed on the vegetation. it was also called the fertile crescent because it had a lot of grain available and a lot of crops grew their. That is how it got the name the fertile crescent because in that area a lot of stuff grew for example grain,wheat,crops and vegetable.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertile_Crescent and used google

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    Mesopotamia is often called the fertile crescent, because the soil that constantly takes in water from the Tigris and Euphrates river makes the land fertile, and because it is shaped like a crescent. Fertile is when the land is capable of producing vegetation or crops. Being shaped like a crescent means it is somewhat round in shape. This name was given to Mesopotamia by an archaeologist and historian named James Henry Breasted in 1906.

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  38. Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Crescent because the mountains around the them and it was between two rivers Tigris and Euphrates River. They made canals out of the rivers to grow there crops.The minerals from the rocks on the mountains would transfer to the canals were they would plant there crops. The water would over flow and the minerals from the water would transfer to the soil making it great for growing and planting crops. It was a great thing for the crops and Mesopotamians because it made there life’s easier with food and it made the crops more rich and it made the crops grow faster.

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  39. Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent” because it is a fertile area that is surrounded by desert and mountains. It is also shaped like a fertile crescent.

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  40. The Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Crescent. As refereed from the work sheet from class, it is a region just like how we call the midwest in America there is states in that region and the Mesopotamia is a region in the Fertile Crescent. In the short passage I read that the Mesopotamia actually meant “land between two rivers”. This was named that because It was two rivers the Tigris and Euphrates. It was named fertile crescent because it was in a shape of a crescent and surrounded by water that fertile the soil.

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  41. Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Crescent because since Mesopotamia is near the Tigris River and Euphrates River, it makes the land into a crescent shape. That one part of why they call them crescent, but they’re fertile because of the Zagros Mountains which when the snow melt from the glaciers to create water, where the water will overflow and create slit on the land. When Mesopotamians saw this opportunity they did hard work by spreading water across the land with canals and buckets which produced an excess of grain and this technique was important to their civilization to survive where otherwise people would’ve leave the area.

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  43. Well, first of all fertile means a land that is capable of producing a lot of different vegetation or crops. Crescent sort of means as a single curve. If you put the two words together it means “land between two rivers” it says so in a passage call “An Overview of Mesopotamia.” This is why people call Mesopotamia the Fertile Crescent because it is a land that is between two rivers in which are called Tigris and Euphrates rivers. If you take a look at at a map you can see that the Fertile Crescent goes sort of as a curve. Which is why part of the name is called the Crescent. This is why they call it the Fertile Crescent.

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  44. As agricultural societies developed the way of people life continued to change. The very first civilization developed in four separate river valleys. The first river civilization developed in Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia names a specific region in the Fertile Crescent a band of land that arches from the Mediterranean to the Persian gulf. Mesopotamia was the region located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers ( in present day Iraq.) Although the area was hot and dry and the area around the Fertile Crescent was desert. But the mesopotamians learned how to irrigate the land by hardworking , canals , and diverting water from the Tigris and Euphrates river. Irrigation allowed the mesopotamians to grow crops and flourish and food surplus to increase. Then people were producing more and more crops and there is no need to be nomad.
    Some of the people began to specialized in activities such as pottery, weaving.
    They build high walls to protect themselves from one another. They used to build beautiful buildings from mud bricks and crushed reeds. Each city had its own ruler and local gods.
    They were the first to developed the world’s earliest known writing, cuneiform- a type writing on clay tablets. One of the famous piece of writing was the story of Gilgamesh. Because of all these reason Mesopotamia is known as the “Fertile Crescent”.

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  45. Mesopotamia is called the fertile crescent for many reasons. Document two stated that, through hard work, canals and buckets, the water from Euphrates was spread across the land. Because of this, the soil was rich enough to let the people start to farm. People were also allowed to produce so much grain. This was also the start to making Mesopotamia a civilization.

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  46. Samantha Hernandez pd8

    Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent “because it was a very fertilized area and because if you look at the map it looked like a shape of a crescent. Mesopotamia means “land between two rivers”. Mesopotamia was actually in between 2 rivers which made the area very fertilized. (I believe because Mesopotamia was between two rivers that’s why it is a crescent shape). The names of the two rivers were Tigris River and Euphrates. The land in Mesopotamia was very fertilized because of these two rivers. When the rivers would overflow every once in awhile it would be absorbed by the soil, when that happens the water mixes with all the minerals causing very fertilized land which helped Mesopotamia’s agriculture a lot.

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  47. I believe Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Crescent because it is between Tigris and Euphrates river. “Mesopotamia was not a country. In the same way that the Midwest in America refers to a specific group of states, Mesopotamia names a specific region in the Fertile Crescent. The word means, “land between two rivers.” This portion of the text from the document “An Overview Of Mesopotamia” the author is explaining, that Fertile Crescent means land which is between two rivers, and Mesopotamia falls under that explanation.

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  48. Mesopotamia was called Fertile Crescent land because of its rich soil. The main reason the soil was rich was because it was by a river. Giving it a extra layer of lint. The map we observed proved that there was a river by the land. Also as said in the passage it says that “people built canals and buckets to was hardwork but was amazingly worth while”. This means that people try to transport water. This leading to expand there range which they could grow there crops. The mountains and the rivers were also used for protection from outside intruders. This building Mesopotamia foundation.

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  49. Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Crescent because the land around Mesopotamia has very fertile soil resulting from the fact the Tigris and Euphrates River is around it. Plus they had built so many canals which spread the water everywhere and made the soil some of the most fertile in all of modern day Mid East (Iraq is the exact location). In the article we read in class it states that the meaning of Fertile Crescent is “land between two rivers” which is exactly what Mesopotamia is but the Mesopotamians had a lot to do to make the soil as fertile as it is. As I already stated they made canals but they also did much harder work in using buckets and putting water and the amazing rich nutrients onto the soil to make it fertile. But the main reason for Mesopotamia being called the Fertile Crescent is the presence of the two rivers Tigris and Euphrates which sometimes overflow and make the soil amazing plus the man made canals and bucket work also contribute to the fact at the same time.

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  50. Mesopotamia was called the ” Fertile Crescent ” because it was between the Tigris and Euphrates river. As the map of Mesopotamia given to me by my teacher it also shows that Tigris and Euphrates rivers surrounds Mesopotamia. They had high quality soil which meant that it allowed them to farm and farming lead to settlements and settlements lead to civilization. Today most of the Fertile Crescent is within Iraq.

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  51. Mesopotamia was also called the fertile crescent. In the text known as “wkikanswers” it states that “Mesopotamia is a crescent-shaped territory and has an area surrounded by two rivers namely Tigris and Euphrates River. Soil, a porous matter, absorbs water. The soil constantly absorbs water from the bodies of water surrounding it, thus, making Mesopotamia both fertile and crescent-like, Fertile Crescent.” The fertile cresent in my opinion symbolizes the rich environment that it was back then. Mesopotamia was a starting point in agricultural development with rich soil.

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  52. According to the satellite images of Mesopotamia, current day Iraq, Mesopotamia was located between the Tigris and Euphrates River. Because of this, citizens of Mesopotamia were able to build an irrigation system that involved hard work, man made canals, and carrying buckets of water as stated in “Life in Babylon” by Herodotus. Also, the rivers were coming from the Zagros Mountains and the rivers carried many minerals as a result of having contact with the mountain and rocks. The river would then hit the shore and the soil would be fertilized by those minerals found in the water. As a result, people were able to successfully harvest grain in an excessive amount. According to Herodotus, “Of all the countries that I’ve seen, no one produces so much grain.” This demonstrates that the soil in Mesopotamia was very fertile and a big asset to Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia was considered “The Fertile Crescent” because of the soil. It was rich in minerals and had an amazing supply of water to help keep it moisturized. It also provided Mesopotamia’s citizens with an agricultural surplus. This area clearly deserved the title of “The Fertile Crescent”.

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  53. In my reason i think Mesopotamia is called The fertile Crescent is because it is a fertile area in the surrounding desert and mountains, and it is shaped in a crescent.Mesopotamia is a crescent-shaped territory and has an area were there surrounded by two rivers named Tigris and Euphrates River. Mesopotamian’s were the people who lived there. They had access to water which to grow crops, so they were fortunate compared to the dessert nomads.This is why i think Mesopotamia is called a fertile crescent.

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  54. Mesopotamia, the worlds first civilization is also well known to us as The Fertile Crescent, because of the fact that Mesopotamia was very abundant in agricultural surroundings, hence this land got the advantage of being fertile enough to be named after this characteristic. Mesopotamia, also known as the “Land between two rivers,” was constantly being provided silt from the overflows of the water, and this was a major reason for the lands lush characteristics. In an overview of the civilization you would notice that most, if not all, of Mesopotamia’s surrounding could be a source or benefit to the land. Take into example the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red sea, the Zagros Mountains, and the Arabian Desert, all of which can be some kind of an asset to the land. Mesopotamia therefore was the Fertile Crescent as the surroundings provided the land a good supply of resources from water to “the mud near the rivers”, and the “just enough rain to make the grain begin to grow.” This shows that all the “just right” moments Mesopotamia had led its way into becoming The Fertile Crescent, as Herodotus also says.

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  55. Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Crescent; it was in the shaped of a crescent. Mesopotamia means land between two rivers. The two rivers are the Euphrates River and the Tigris River. These two rivers helped give the name the Fertile Crescent because the Mesopotamians created the irrigation system. In the passage from Herodotus, the first Historian, it talks about how the Mesopotamians created canals to give water to the plants from the Euphrates River. It was hard to get water to areas in Mesopotamia because most farming lands were not around water. Some farming grounds were located near the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea. So the two rivers had canals that lead to the farm lands. Mesopotamia was surrounded around the Mediterranean Sea, the Zagros Mountains, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Desert, and the Red Sea. This helped protect them from any other civilizations that try to attack them. The Zagros Mountains helped the fertilization of the plants. This happened by the minerals that came off the mountain and landed in the rivers. Then the water and minerals were transferred into the soil from the canals that lead to the plants. This is why Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Crescent.

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  56. The Mesopotamia was called the “fertile crescent”because of its location. It was fertilized area that is surrounded by deserts and mountains. Having a good water source allowed them to grow crops more efficient. When the mountain tops melted the water captured minerals off the mountain on its way down. After reaching the river, it would allow the river to overflow. When the water went back to the river, all the minerals carried from the mountain was left on the soil causing the soil to have more nutrients. This was the reason they were able to grow so much grain as said in the article. After studying the shape and location of the Mesopotamia, it was given the name Fertile Crescent by archaeologist and historian James Henry Breasted in 1906.

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  57. Fertile crescent means “land between to rivers”. The land of Mesopotamia was between two rivers “Mesopotamia was the land between the Tigris and euphrates river”. Even though Mesopotamia was between two Rivers the land was mainly dry .

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  58. Mesopotamia might be known as the “Birthplace of Civilization”, but is also known as the “Fertile Crescent”. If you analyze the map of Mesopotamia which is only part of modern day Iraq, you will come across a shape of a crescent. However, the Nile River also belongs to the Fertile Crescent. Therefore, the Fertile Crescent is not only Mesopotamia. The Fertile Crescent extends from the tip of the Persian Gulf all the way to Upper Egypt (location of Nile River). Furthermore, the “Fertile” part of the name was given to the area due to the highly fertile land. The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which surround Mesopotamia were the water source for the fertile land. As stated in Herodotus’s (the first Historian) statement on Life in Babylon (ancient city in Mesopotamia), “The waters of the Euphrates do not flood the fields naturally. Water must be spread across the land by hard work, canals and buckets. The hard work produces wonderful results. Of all the countries that I have seen, no one produces so much grain.” This illustrates the method of how water was spread across the land and how well the soil was fertilized due to the method. To add on, this method of irrigation created silt as we discussed in class. Silt is fine sand, clay, or other materials carried by running water, although in this case through canals. In summary, this is why Mesopotamia is also known as the Fertile Crescent.

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  59. The Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent” because of the environment around the Mesopotamia people. They had mountains, sea and desert around them. They also had rivers around then named the Tigris River and Euphrates River. These rivers which were made by the mountain which was named Zagros Mountain had a big effect on the Fertile Crescent. The rivers where like food to the Mesopotamian people because when these rivers over flowed they made slit’s on the nearby ground. These slits where good for fertilizing food and grains. The Mesopotamian people used the environment around them to grow these plants/grains near the rivers. You can see this in text of “Life in Babylon” it states “The plants must be irrigated with water from the Euphrates river”. This is why I think the Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent”.

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  60. Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent” for many reasons. To begin with, it was the land between two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Even though it barely rained in Mesopotamia, Mesopotamians were able to produce an excess of grain because of the waters of Euphrates. Farming lead Mesopotamians to settle down which lead to Civilization. To sum things up these are the reason why Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent”.

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  61. Mesopotamia is called “The fertile crescent”, because they were able to produce an excess of grains with the resources that was surrounding the. Some of them were able to get excess to water in many different types, for example they could use some rain falls, but it was insufficient for fertilizing the ground, rivers, Mediterranean sea, Red sea, and Zagros Mountains. According to Zagros Mountains, it was a great resource to have a fertilized ground ,and start having enormous agriculture. It causes the ground to be silt, in which makes it easy to fertilize.

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  62. Mesopotamia is called the Fertile Crescent because there is a mountain located north of their civilization. The mountain has snow at the top, which slowly leaks in to the Tigris and Euphrates River. The rivers are a very important to the people that lived in that area. There are very fertile because both rivers once year would over flow. This over flowing makes it very easy to grow crops. In addition, they created canals that allow the water to go to the crops. This was very beneficial to the environment and to there growth production of crops.

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  63. The Mesopotamia called the fertile crescent because it is the “land between two rivers”(Ms.C worksheet). Mesopotamian are the people who live there . They are a small nomadic group who settled down and built beautiful houses the were made of mud. They created writing, poetry and laws. they also have the one of the best produced grains as stated by the first historian”of all the countries that i have seen, no one produces so much grains. They were considered the “Birth place of civilization”(Ms.C worksheet).

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  64. Mesopotamia can be called a ‘Fertile Crescent’ because it had a perfect location.It had the Mediterranean sea and the Red sea along it, two main rivers beside it called the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers making the soil rich for agriculture and for a civilization to live properly.It had the Zagros Mountain along the north and the Arabian Desert along the south,which makes it so much more easier to protect themselves from others.Having the sea near them made it better for travelling through the sea,or to trade.

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  65. The Mesopotamia was the first civilization created in history; therefor it has all of the civilization indicators including systematic agriculture. Mesopotamia is called the fertile crescent for many reasons. just like it is shown in the map of Mesopotamia, there were two rivers, the Tigris river and the Euphrates river. because of the water abundance, the first people were able to have an ”excess of grain”; this was quoted by Herodotus, the first historian. Also because the rivers start at a mountain, the water left overs turn into silk that helps the plants grow. In conclusion this are the reason why Mesopotamia is called ” the fertile crescent” is because their abundance in agriculture.

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  66. Sukhi Global HW#10 Ms.Cannistraci
    Well, Mesopotamia was called the “fertile crescent” because…… Well first of all, let me explain what Mesopotamia means to those of you who don’t know. Mesopotamia is the vicinity of the Tigris-Euphrates river structure. According to Mr. Google, the high quality soil allowed for farming, farming led to settlements and settlements lead to civilization. As of now, it’s the modern day Iraq and diminutive bits of parts of other countries also. It’s also a civilization that has all of the requirements to be called a civilization. Civilization is another word for society or public or whatever you want to call it. They have everything, Written Language, Religion, Government, and Social Classes. Whatever you ask, they have it. The villagers are blissful the way they live, but at the same time melancholy because some were separated from others who had higher rankings in the civilization. Anyway, back to the original question. Hmmm. Oh yeah, it’s called the Fertile Crescent because it’s located in the eastern division of the Fertile Crescent and also because of its surroundings/atmosphere. They were made up of mountains and deserts, and evidently, shaped like a crescent. It gave heaps and heaps and heaps of water and. Umm, I forgot the word to represent this. Oh I got it, Greenery.

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  67. Mesopotamia was called The fertile crescent because the Zagros Mountains allowed the water to access the canals easily for the dirt to get moist by doing this the dirt was useful to make crops

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  68. Mesopotamia is a region that is located in between the Tigris and Euphrates River. This region is also called the Fertile Crescent. The crescent part of its name comes from the fact that this area stretches out in a arc in between the Tigris and Euphrates River. The land and soil within the Fertile Crescent are rich and fertile hence the name. The people who lived within the Fertile Crescent benefited from its rich soil which made growing crops easier. In contrast the area outside of the Fertile Crescent was desert land and the people who lived outside of the Fertile Crescent weren’t able to have access to water to grow crops. The two rivers were formed from the glacier on top of the Zagros Mountains which melted and resulted in water flowing down the mountain. While the water is flowing down, silt is released from the mountains which enriches the soil.

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  69. The Mesopotamia is only the eastern part of the Fertile crescent. The western part included Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine. It is called the fertile crescent because it is a fertile area in the surrounding desert and mountains, and it is shaped in a crescent. It was given the name Fertile Crescent by archaeologist and historian James Henry Breasted in 1906.

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  70. Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Crescent because it had access to a river. The mountains nearby had water which then went to the river. That river was used to water the crops. For example,it says,” After that, the plants must be irrigated with water from the Euphrates River.”(Herodotus,1).Another example is “Mesopotamians had  access to water to grow crops,so they were fortunate compared to the desert nomads.”(An Overview of Mesopotamia). They also were able to produce a lot of grain. For example,it says, “Of all the countries that I have seen,no one produces so much grain.”(Herodotus ,1).

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  71. Mesopotamia was located right between two rivers, which were called the Euphrates & Tigris river. The water that came from these rivers fed the soil, which made the land rich and fertile. One of the most important cities in Mesopotamia, known as Babylon, hardly ever got rain. However, people were determined to make things work. Even though the land was fertile and all, they still had to work very hard. They spread the water with canals and buckets. Having two rivers as a source can really benefit the people living in Mesopotamia. Being that the land was fertile, meant farmers could easily grow their crops. Mesopotamia was known as the Fertile Crescent for that main point; the land was rich due to the location of it, between two rivers. (I know this isn’t the est, but i tried)

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  72. Mesopotamia, Today’s current Iraq was called the Fertile Crescent for many reasons. First of all, Fertile Crescent mean the land was fertilized with lots of rich soil that made the crops grow. Mesopotamia lied between the tigris and the euphrates river and the rich water got the first civilization to plant their food because of the two rivers. One reason why Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Crescent is because the zagros mountains aided The Mesopotamians and bought them rich soil to fertilize. This got them whole lots of resources and people. Another reason is that the hard-working mesopotamians did is to transport the water to newer canals that they built on their own. The mesopotamians never gave up in order to consider themselves the first ever civilization. Thats why they were called the fertile cresent

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  73. Mesopotamia is called the “Fertile Crescent” which means, “Land between two rivers”. Mesopotamia is between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Small nomadic groups settled into small towns, they built high walls around the city with the mud provided by the rivers for protection. Unlike the surrounding area the Fertile Crescent gave these groups of people access to water, which was a big factor in growing crops, transportation, trade and providing fish for food. It had the capacity of producing abundant vegetation naturally. This Crescent was the livelihood of the people and was the key to their civilization. They used the opportunities they had around them to build beautiful buildings and carved sculptures. A government ruled by a king or leader ruled each of the Mesopotamians city-states. They were divided into separate class. They also had religion they went to the “ziggurat” which was a structure of about 80 feet as a temple.

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  74. Nicole Garcia 10/2/13 H.w #10

    Mesopotamia this means “land between two rivers” Mesopotamia lay between the Tigris and Euphrates river as shown in the article called “An overview of Mesopotamia” It was also known as the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent was mostly surrounded by desert but it was also surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Zagros Mountains, Persian Gulf, Red Sea and Arabian Desert shown in the “Map of Mesopotamia” . The land was very fertile because the soil absorbed all of the water surrounding it. These two rivers also provided water, food, bathing and much more.

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  75. Hayvard Ordonez 10-1-13 HW#10

    Mesopotamia is called the fertile crescent because of many reasons. First of all they got the crescent part because of how their territory looked on a map. It was shaped like a crescent because it extended from the Nile River all the way to the Tigris River but not in a straight way but in a curved way. It curved upwards toward the Black Sea and avoiding the Syrian Desert to the South. They also called it the fertile crescent because the quality of the land was good and it allowed the people to farm and this led to people staying there instead of moving like nomads making an advanced civilization. The land was fertile because they had many rivers surrounding them including the Nile, Euphrates, and Tigris river. Their land was also fertile because of all the hard work of their people that built canals from the rivers in order to grow their crops even though it was a desert like place. The fertile crescent Mesopotamia was a land of hard working people that succeeded because of their intelligence and dedication.

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  76. Mesopotamia from 3,100 BC to its fall of Babylon in 539 BC was one of the first civilizations with a development of city-states. It was located by the Middle East in now modern day Iraq, the northeastern section of Syria, a bit of southeastern Turkey, and smaller parts of Southwest Iran and Kuwait. Mesopotamia was given the name “between the two rivers” and a popular one being the “Fertile Crescent”. No one knows why exactly why Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent” but there are various reasons. People have weird assumptions and long reasons why it’s called the Fertile Crescent but in facts it is because of its location in between the Tigris and Euphrates River. This river is high in soil and silt which people used to grow crops such as barley, wheat, various legumes, grapes, melons, dates, pistachios and almonds. In this area, the first Mesopotamian city-states with the names such as Uruk, Ur, Adab, Akshak, Badtibira, Kish, Eridu, Lagash, Larak, Larsa, Nippur, Sippar, and Umma are found. The people living by the rivers can have a good area to farm due to the fact that silt helped make the crops grow better. Back in this time, people greatly depended on agriculture. An example of a city-state that produces “wonderful results” in agriculture is Babylon. According to first historian who lived in Ancient Greece named Herodotus, he states, “Of all the countries that I have seen, no one produces so much grain.” Since the Euphrates River doesn’t flood the fields naturally, people had to use their hard work to make canals and buckets. With this method, their crops were able to flourish and their population could be fed. If you look at the geographic map you can also see its shaped like a crescent so that could also be visual reason. This is why Mesopotamia was nicknamed the “Fertile Crescent”.

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  77. The Mesopotamia was called “Fertile crescent” because it was the land between two rivers. The Tigris and the Euphrates.

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  78. The Mesopotamia was called the fertile crescent because the mountains in the north were slowly allowing water to get to the river which flooded the dirt around the rivers. After that it took some time for the water to get out of the land. After the water went back to the rivers the dirt would have better nutrients and fresh dirt that could grow good grain. This helped increase food production and made it easier.

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  79. Mesopotamia was referred to as the “fertile crescent”. It was referred to that because of the two rivers that ran threw it. These two rivers would constantly flood on the land because the rivers originated from the Zagros mountains. The mountains would make the rivers overflow, and the rivers would carry the silt from the mountains on to Mesopotamia’s land, making it fertile. It was also called the fertile crescent because it was located on land shaped like a crescent. However sometimes when the water wouldn’t overflow the people who lived there would have to spread the water themselves across the land. This statement is supported by the quote used from the first historian, Herodotus who said “The waters of the Euphrates do not flood the fields naturally. Water must be spread across the land by hard work, canals, and buckets.” They needed to spread the water around because the rivers don’t always over flood because it barely rains in that location. The rain that does come down, wont make the grains grow. “Very little rain falls in Babylon. There is just enough rain to make the grain begin to grow.” To conclude, Mesopotamia was nicknamed the ‘fertile crescent’ because it had fertile land due to the rivers in between the crescent shaped land.

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  80. Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent”. This is because of where Mesopotamia was located. It was located between two rivers, the Euphrates and Tigris river. The soil was rich and had many minerals. But the Euphrates river did not flow naturally in this land. The people created a canal so that the plants had water to be able to grow.

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  81. Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Crescent because Mesopotamia was the land between two rivers. As in the text it state that “The word means, land between two rivers. Mesopotamia was the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.” The Tigris and Euphrates River make the soil fertile, as it’s good to farm. Water must be spread across the land by hard work, canals and buckets. It was also called the Fertile Crescent because it is a fertile area around the mountains, and water that flows on mountains fills up the river with its natural nutrients and helps crops to grow more.

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  82. The Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent” because of the way they lived around the Mesopotamia people. They lived around mountains, sea and desert around them. The rivers around them was the Tigris River and Euphrates River. These rivers were made by mountain which was named Zagros. The rivers where like food to the Mesopotamian people because when these rivers over flowed they made openings so people can have water so there plants can grow. They did that so they can have foodand water.

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  83. Mesopotamia called it the “fertile crescent” because it was surrounded by two rivers. the euphrates and tigris river. the soil was very nice and had many minerals in it. the euphrates didnt flow through this land. man created a canal so the plants had water to grow.

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  84. oh and i wasnt able to see the worksheets if you posted it

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  85. Mesopotamia is called “the fertile crescent” because it is a fertile area in the surrounding desert and mountains, and it is shaped in a crescent. It was given the name Fertile Crescent by archaeologist and historian James Henry Breasted in 1906.

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  86. If i remember right Mesopotamia was called the fertile crescent because it had big rivers and seas like the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Tigris river , Nile river and the Black river and they also helped food grow.

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  87. Mesopotamia was called “The Fertile Crecent” for several reasons. One reason would be that it had many large rivers and seas. For example The Mediterranean, Red Sea, Nile River, Tigris iver and the Black River. Another reason would be because it is an actual fertile for areas with desert, and mountains and also shaped like a crecent. Also it was given that name because of the way of life people around it lived. Mesopotamia was located in between two Rivers, the Tigris River and the Euphrates River. Therefore the Mesopotamia was known as “The Fertile Crecent.”.

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  88. Mesopotamia was called “The Fertile Crescent” due to it’s many rivers, and because the soil was so fertile. It was surrounded by various seas, and rivers which helped to provide plenty of grain to the Mesopotamians.

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  89. Mesopotamia was called the “Fertile Crescent” because it was between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Much of the area around the Fertile Crescent was desert. It had access to water with which to grow crops. The word Fertile Crescent means “land between two rivers”.

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  90. Th reason why the mesopotamia is called fertile crescent is because many people know or refer to Mesopotamia as the “Fertile Crescent”. Fertile Crescent means land between two rivers. Also Mesopotamia is known as the “Fertile Crescent” because Mesopotamians made a canal through their land with their bare hands so their crops can get water and all the nutrients it needs to grow.

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  91. Mesopotamia is called the “fertile crescent” because surrounding it are two rivers called, Tigris River and Euphrates River. Mesopotamia was called the Fertile Crescent because Mesopotamia was the land between two rivers. Also because it was a fertile area around the mountains. The soil was very good and had lots of minerals in it. When the rivers overflowed, they made openings so people were able to grow their plants.

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  92. Mesopotamia was referred to as the “fertile crescent” due to its fertile and abundant soil and because the place Mesopotamia was located appeared to be shaped like a crescent. Mesopotamia was surrounded by water and the location of it had lots of soil, the Mesopatamians worked constantly to get the water from the rivers to the crops with a canal like method. “Water must be spread across the land by hard work, canals and buckets.” The word Mesopotamia means “the land between two rivers” which shows its soil’s fertile because the ground near rivers are known to be fertile. Also the Mesopatamians had frequent access to water which allowed them to have an surplus of grain. Mesopotamia had a really valid reason to be nicknamed the “fertile crescent” due to its abundant soil and the shape of its location.

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  93. Civilization developed slowly in different parts of the world. People began to settle in areas where resources are easily found. For thousands of years, people have settled in a part of the world called the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent is a region that extends from the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. The Fertile Crescent is a rich food-growing area in a part of the world where most of the land is too dry for farming. When it rains, flooding Mesopotamia, leaving behind a lush and fertile land for growing crops and farming. This is how Mesopotamia got its name, “The Fertile Crescent”.

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Why is Mesopotamia known as the Fertile Crescent?

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Why is Mesopotamia known as the Fertile Crescent?

The Fertile Crescent

The Fertile Crescent is a term that is typically used in history and archaeology to describe a region that was home to many ancient civilizations. In fact, it was also known as the Cradle of Civilization. The Fertile Crescent included the geographic region of Mesopotamia (which is mostly modern-day Iraq), as well as the Levant and parts of Egypt.

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The Fertile Crescent is a crescent-shaped region containing the most agriculturally fertile areas in an otherwise arid and semi-arid zone. Surrounded by natural water sources, the Fertile Crescent included the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (Mesopotamia) and the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. As a result of its proximity to water and favorable growing conditions, this region was home to some of the earliest human civilizations, like Sumer and Babylon. The modern-day countries in the Fertile Crescent region are Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Jordan, Egypt, the southeastern fringe of Turkey, and the western borders of Iran.


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