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Ancient Mesopotamia for Kids


The Sumerians were very inventive people.  It is believed that they invented the sailboat and the chariot.  For certain they developed cuneiform, the first written language.  They developed a system of math that we still use in part today.  They based their math on the number 60.  Today, there are 360 degrees in a circle.  They also invented the game of checkers.

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