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Iraq: The cradle of civilization

Iraq: The cradle of civilization

“Mesopotamia was the oldest civilization anywhere on this planet. It is older than China or the Americas,”
 
Among the firsts:


Cultivation of grains (8000 B.C.)
Writing (cuneiform) (3200 B.C.)
Wheeled vehicles (3200-3100 B.C.)
Mathematics
Astronomy
Calendars Dividing the day into 24 hours
Irrigation techniques, canals, dams
Plows
Metal working
Beer
Architecture
City building
Urban plumbing
Medical writings (2100 B.C.)
Cobblestone streets
Laws regarding liability of surgeons (1700 B.C.)
Measuring and surveying instruments
Bleaching and dying of fabrics

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