Sumerian Tech


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  • You ever wonder who thought of "60 seconds in a minute" and "360 degrees in a circle?
  • Well, actually the Ancient Sumerians are to thank for that.
  • WOW!
  • The Sumerians developed a number system in base 60. This is where our measurements for time, angles, and even geographic locations come from!
  • This number system was crucial to Sumerian life as it was used to build walls used for protection....
  • We'll need 120 more mud bricks to finish!
  • ...building houses, columns, arches, and ramps!
  • Wow! Thanks for telling me this!
  • They even used their numerical system to survey flooded fields and plan irrigation systems. Without the Ancient Sumerians who knows how we would tell time!
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