Overview of Science in the Ancient Middle East

Ballaro, Beverly
January 2011
Ancient Middle East: Overview of Science in Ancient Middle East;2011, p1
The article discusses scientific thought in the Middle East during ancient times. The Sumerians developed innovations in technology, agriculture and communication, including the development of cuneiform writing, plows, smelting and the wheel. The Babylonians made advances in astronomy and mathematics. The Egyptians utilized concepts of physics and mathematics during the construction of the Great Pyramids and also developed medical skills through the practice of mummification.


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