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Nomads
are communities of people who move from one place to another
Bedouins
are a part of a predominantly desert-dwelling Arabian genetic group traditionally divided into tribes or clans
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
is the region of Northwest Africa, west of Egypt
Infrastructure
is basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise
Domesticate
is the process whereby a population of animals or plants, through a process of artificial selection, is changed at the genetic level, accentuating traits desired by humans
Hieroglyphics
is a character of the ancient Egyptian writing system
nationalism
is a political ideology that involves a strong identification of a group of individuals with a political entity defined in national terms, i.e. a nation
Suez Canal
is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt
Monotheism
is the belief in the existence of one god or in the oneness of God
Prophets
is an individual who is claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine
Mosque
is a place of worship for followers of Islam.
Mesopotamia
is a toponym for the area of the Tigris–Euphrates river system, largely corresponding to modern-day Iraq
Fertile Crescent
is a crescent-shaped region containing the comparatively moist and fertile land of otherwise arid and semi-arid Western Asia
Persian Empire
was an empire in Southwest Asia, founded in the 6th century BCE by Cyrus the Great who overthrew the Median confederation
Embargo
is the partial or complete prohibition of commerce and trade with a particular country, in order to isolate it
Ziggurats
were massive structures built in the ancient Mesopotamian valley
Hajj
is the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Silk Road
a historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass