What Are Some Ancient Babylonian Inventions?

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Ancient Babylon provided a wide variety of ancient inventions that are still used today, including glazed bricks and the seeder plow. Glazed bricks were used in ancient Babylon as a way to decorate temples and other buildings. Some of the bricks that have been excavated date back to the mid-1800s B.C.

The seeder plow was a major technological advancement by allowing farmers to seed and plow at the same time, which cut down on the time it took to start a garden. The ancient Babylonians also developed writing, sanitation techniques and a variety of architectural designs including the dome, column and arch, and they were first to harness the power of the wind by using a sail to propel boats.