Babylonian Discoveries?

Answer Babylonia was an ancient civilization that sat at the center of the ancient Middle East. For a long time, it was one of the greatest powers in the region, and its culture had a profound impact on t... Read More »

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Teaching Ideas for the Babylonian Era?

The ancient city of Babylon was located in Mesopotamia, on the site of modern-day Iraq. The Babylonians first gained control of the area in 1894 B.C.E., and by 612 B.C.E. Babylon was the most power... Read More »

What is the reason the Babylonian pyramids were built?

The Babylonians used their pyramids as temples. They called them ziggurats. Ziggurat construction was during the same time period as the Egyptian pyramids, but continued for a longer time. They are... Read More »

Does the babylonian number system have a way of representing place value?

The Babylonian numbering system, which dates back prior to 2000 B.C., did not originally have a placeholder. Around 1000 B.C. the Babylonians used an empty space to represent zero up until the four... Read More »

Sumerian Discoveries?

Roughly 3,500 BCE, a region in southern Mesopotamia called Sumer became home to some of the world's first cities; the first ideas about everything from the written word to the 60-minute hour came f... Read More »