What was great about the Fertile Crescent?

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The Fertile Crescent is an area in the Middle East and Mediterranean that is known for being one of the world's first agricultural communities. 

The area received its name thanks to the crescent-shaped location that it covers. Though this location is no longer known to be a particularly fertile area, it is believed that the temperatures and landscape were once more moderate than they are today.

Research has shown that this area was a fertile location in which agriculture was a huge part of daily life in times as far back as 8000 B.C. The Fertile Crescent is also believed to be one of the first locations where irrigation systems were part of the systematic cultivation of the land. 

The advanced understanding of agriculture at the time led to civilizations within the area becoming hubs of commerce and culture.


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