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What is the Fertile Crescent?
The Fertile Crescent is a part of the Middle East where some of the world鈥檚 first civilizations began. In ancient times the land there was fertile, or good for growing crops. On a map, the land forms the shape of a crescent moon. The Fertile Crescent extends from the Persian Gulf to the Nile River valley.
What are the important archaeological sites in the Fertile Crescent?
Important Archaeological Sites. British and French archaeologists began exploring the Fertile Crescent for the remains of storied Mesopotamian cities such as Assyria and Babylonia as early as the mid-1800s.
What two bodies of water border the Fertile Crescent?
The Fertile Crescent is bounded on the west by the Mediterranean Sea and on the East by the Persian Gulf. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers flow through the heart of the Fertile Crescent. The region historically contained unusually fertile soil and productive freshwater and brackish wetlands.
Is the Nile Valley part of the Fertile Crescent?
Fertile Crescent. The Nile valley of Egypt is often included as a further extension, especially since the short interruption in Sinai is no greater than similar desert breaks that disturb its continuity in Mesopotamia and Syria.