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The world without its greatest invention-the wheel-is a world that does not exist.

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  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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The world without its greatest invention-the wheel-is a world that does not exist.

Presentation by: Saad Aqil

Group: M-7

Group Topic: Great Empires and Civilizations

Individual Topic: Sumerian Civilization

Title: The Sumerian Lifestyle and Their Contributions to the Modern World

The world without its greatest invention-the wheel-is a world that does not exist. Imagine what it would be like if such an important invention as the wheel did not come into being? Or, just think how it would be if the concept of writing had not been introduced? I believe that such integral inventions make much of our lives today. The Sumerian civilization was not just a civilization, but also a foundation for many civilizations that followed, which adopted and implemented many of its developments and inventions. What I find ironic is that being one of the first civilizations ever, "having existed from 4000 BC to 2000 BC"1, it was also the innovative catalyst that first introduced certain inventions, such as those mentioned above, that are used in the everyday life of almost every human being today.

"It was one that had to struggle for its existence owing to the many floods

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