THE SUMERIANS:

  • Invented the arch and built temples called ziggurats.
  • Created the first written language called cuneiform.
  • King Hammurabi of Babylon was the first ruler to record a set of written laws.
  • It consisted of 282 laws and was displayed in the every town for all to see.

THE BABYLONIANS:

  • Contributed the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

THE HITTITES:

  • Were among the first people to use iron.

THE ASSYRIANS:

  • Established the first known library.

THE PHOENICIANS:

  • Invented a phonetic alphabet.

THE PERSIANS:

  • Were one of first to divide their empire into provinces for easier to rule.

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