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Five Surprising Ways Mesopotamia Shaped the World

• arclein

The Mesopotamians were a highly innovative civilization, responsible for many inventions that had a significant impact on human civilization. For one, they were among the first to use the wheel. The invention of the wheel not only revolutionized transportation by enabling the use of carts and chariots, but it also transformed agriculture by facilitating the use of plows, demonstrating the far-reaching impact of Mesopotamian ingenuity. The invention of the wheel around 3500 BC had a significant impact on the economy of Mesopotamia. The wheel allowed for the transportation of goods and materials over longer distances, which in turn led to the growth of trade and commerce. Using the wheel made it easier for armies to move and transport their equipment, which played a crucial role in the expansion and defense of the Mesopotamian empire.