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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.
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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