was the setting for many ancient civilizations, including
Sumeria, Babylon, and Israel. Find out all about these
civilizations and much more.
Introduction to the Ancient Middle
Follow the rise and fall of several famous civilizations,
from the Sumerians to the Persians. This fun, illustrated
article examines each of the major peoples who lived in the
Middle East in ancient times. Check out the cool
First at Many
Ancient Sumeria was advanced beyond belief. Their
achievements in agriculture, literature, business, and
science are unparalleled in that time period. Unfortunately
for them (and for us), their achievements in military
matters left a little to be desired.
Hour in Ancient Babylon
The ancient Babylonians wanted to keep track of time, so
they invented the sundial to help them do it. And they also
divided the day into "hours." However, the hour wasn't
always 60 minutes. Find out why.