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March 6, 1913: Irrigation for Babylon

March 6, 1913: Engineering News article. The Reclamation of Ancient Babylonia By Irrigation. by Edgar J. Banks. “‘Egypt is the gift of the Nile,’ is a true saying and as old as the history of Herodotus; but the Nile is not the only river which has given a great and famous country to the world. 221 more words


Antikythera Mechanism: Dates & Function

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The Antikythera Mechanism consists of 37 bronze cogs or interlocking geared wheels, fixed together and mounted within a wooden box. it is a sophisticated clockwork machine operated by a single control handle, believed to have been built by ancient Greek scientists sometime between 205 – 87 BCE (an alternative date suggests 70-60 BCE). 582 more words

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A Concise History of Mesopotamia (4): Old-Akkadian (2350-2100 BC)

The very first (documented) empire in world history was conquered by Sargon, king of Agade, around 2350 BC. After Lugalzagesi had reunited some southern city-states under one rule, Sargon seized control of the whole region of Sumer (the south of Babylonia) and Akkad (the north). 1,167 more words

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You are like salt for everyone on earth. But if salt no longer tastes like salt, how can it make food salty? All it is good for is to be thrown out and walked on. 226 more words

Numeral Systems

Following up on my “origins of the alphabet” chart, here is one for numerals. The chart was produced using R, and the pictures are purely illustrative – unlike the pictures in the alphabet chart, they do not relate to the origins of the symbols.


Things My Grandmother (and Ancient History) Taught Me about the New Year

For my first blog post in 2018, I would first like to say Happy New Year. I hope your New Year’s period was pleasant in a way that suits you best – whether it was by meditating, taking part in a small gathering with your family and friends or big celebrations.  1,126 more words