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The ancient Sumerians created many inventions, some of which were the wheel, the plow, the first sailboat, and the first written language - cuneiform. Cuneiform began to be used as early as 5000 BC. As the civilization of Sumer started to decline, other civilizations continued to use the Sumerian written symbols. Thanks to the Sumerians, we know a great deal about the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations of Babylon and Assyria as well. There are many cuneiform tablets that are still waiting to be translated today, and more ancient tablets still being found. The more scientists translate, the more we learn about the ancient Sumerians.