Mesopotamia and Egypt Map Exercise Directions: Use the colored map of the Fertile Crescent to create your own labeled and colored map of Mesopotamia and Egypt. Make sure that you are shading neatly and labeling so that you can read your own map. Good Luck! LABELING 1. On the color map, find the green area known as the “Fertile Crescent.” On your map, label this area Mesopotamia. 2. Label the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. 3. Label a. b. c. d. e. the following landforms: Syrian Desert Arabian Desert Zagros Mountains Caucasus Mountains Taurus Mountains 4. Label Egypt 5. Label the Nile River. SHADING 1. Mesopotamia: yellow 2. Tigris River, Euphrates River, and Nile River: trace in blue 3. Persian Gulf, Red Sea, and Mediterranean Sea: blue 4. Syrian Desert and Arabian Desert: orange 5. Zagros, Caucasus, and Taurus Mountains: brown 6. Egypt: pink Questions: 1. Analyze the map of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. List 3 geographical features (landforms) that you see on your map. a. b. c. 2. How do you think these landforms help Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia grow into civilizations? a. b. c.