The Achievements

Of Mesopatamians

Mesopotamian's Achievements

Architecture:

Sun Baked, Brick Houses were made with sand and mud

Villeins are known to have worked most frequently within agriculture, especially in the grounds of temples or palaces.


Recreation:

They also played majore, a game similar to the sport rugby, but played with a ball made of wood.

They also played a board game similar to senet and backgammon, now known as the "Royal Game of Ur."

Mathematics:


Mesopotamian mathematics and science was based on a sexagesimal (base 60) numeral system. This is the source of the 60-minute hour, the 24-hour day, and the 360-degree circle.

Technology:


They developed from copper, bronze, and gold on to iron.

Palaces were decorated with hundreds of kilograms of these very expensive metals.

Also, copper, bronze, and iron were used for armor as well as for different weapons such as swords, daggers, spears, and maces.

Medicine:


The first type of practitioner was the ashipu, in older accounts of Mesopotamian medicine often called a "sorcerer."

Esagil-kin-apli discovered a variety of illnesses and diseases and described their symptoms in his Diagnostic Handbook. These include the symptoms for many varieties of epilepsy and related ailments along with their diagnosis and prognosis.

Astronomy


From Sumerian times, temple priesthoods had attempted to associate current events with certain positions of the planets and stars.

The Babylonian astronomers were very adept at mathematics and could predict eclipses and solstices.