Mesopotamia is a historical region within the Tigris–Euphrates river system and is known as “the cradle of civilisation”. It occupies the area of present-day Iraq 🇮🇶
Here is a thread of things that started in Mesopotamia 🧵
Writing And Literature
Mesopotamians were responsible for the introduction and development of the written word. Cuneiform, which means ‘wedge shape’ which refers to the tools used to inscribe letters onto the writing surface, was invented by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia.
They developed the sexagesimal system by which units of time are divided into 60 parts and its factors, which eventually gave us our minute of 60 seconds and an hour of 60 minutes. It is also from the Mesopotamians that we inherit the 24 hours of the day.