The wheel allowed Mesopotamians to create a number of novel transportation methods. It was also used in a variety of mechanical devices. Creating wheels may have also spawned new methods of making items that need precisi... More »

Archaeologists and historians attribute the invention of the wheel to the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia around 3,500 B.C. It's most probable that the wheel came about as a series of slow incremental advances to existi... More »

The oldest known wheel used for transportation was found by archaeologists in Mesopotamia. It is believed to date back to 3,500 B.C. However, wheels had been in use for hundreds of years before that to make pottery, as i... More »

Some major events in ancient Mesopotamia include the development of city-states, invention of writing, rise of the world's first empire and establishment of written law. Mesopotamia is often described as a cradle of mank... More »

There are many fun ways to teach students of all ages about Ancient Mesopotamia. Because the subject matter is entirely new and obscure to most children, interactive and hands-on lessons represent the most effective and ... More »

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Examples of transportation methods used in ancient India include walking, horse chariots, bullock carts and palanquins. Bullock carts were the most common forms of land transportation while palanquins were mainly used by... More »

In ancient methods of castration, a practitioner removed or crushed the testicles, or removed the penis with the testicles, according to Endocrine Press. Castration implements included swords, knives, shards of glass, ra... More »