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The Fertile Crescent


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This presentation shows important facts about ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia

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The Fertile Crescent

  1. 1. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers are a key part of life in the Fertile Crescent.
  2. 2. The following are places to know.
  3. 3. After hundreds of years of struggle among Mesopotamian city-states, Hammurabi united much of the region under the control of Babylon.
  4. 4. Hammurabi’s Code was a set of laws that governed life in the Babylonian empire.
  5. 5. This is how Nineveh may have looked like in Ashurbanipal’s time.
  6. 6. The ancient Persian capital of Persepolis, in what is now Iran, includes many detailed carvings.
  8. 8. Phoenician sailors steered ships full of trade goods from Western Asia throughout the Mediterranean region.
  9. 9. Phoenician traders developed what is perhaps the world’s first alphabet.