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Fertile Crescent
Fertile area between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea, shaped like a crescent
The Code of Hammurabi
The laws that the people of Sumer had to abide by; the purpose of which was to unify the diverse groups within the empire under a single, uniform code.
Cuneiform
Sumerian writing; named for it’s wedge-shaped letters
Zoroaster
A Persian prophet, who offered an inspirational answer as to why there was so much evil in the world
Persia
the area that originally consisted of the land east of the fertile crescent, among the mountains and plateaus of Iran. In 550 B.C, they became the new power arising in Southwest Asia, and the empire then grew to be immense.