Inventions and Achievements of Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia was the world's first civilization--the first time people settled down to live together in one place.  They didn't have to rely only on hunting and gathering to get food because they knew how to farm and could save up food for the winter.  Since they had so much extra time now (the time they used to spend hunting animals and gathering plants), this allowed them to begin creating objects and ideas to help them live a little easier.

This slideshow will demonstrate some of Mesopotamia's most important inventions and achievements.  Some of them may surprise you!  You've used at least one of them already today.  You can click the play button to watch the slideshow, or you can use the thumbnails at the bottom to change the picture when you are ready.  Don't forget to read the captions!