Fertile Crescent

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The extent of the Fertile Crescent.

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Coined by University of Chicago archaeologist James Henry Breasted.

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Fertile Crescent

  1. (Ancient History) A crescent-shaped strip of fertile land stretching from present-day Iraq through eastern Turkey and down the Syrian and Israeli coasts.

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