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Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
« on: July 01, 2010, 12:01:28 PM »
The ancient Assyrians  invented the postal service. Letters and envelopes were made of pottery. They also invented the umbrella.


I knew about the postal service, but the umbrella? that is a new one...

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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 12:11:33 PM »
The ancient Assyrians  invented the postal service. Letters and envelopes were made of pottery. They also invented the umbrella.


I knew about the postal service, but the umbrella? that is a new one...

Everyday we find new things we invented!


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I made a list of our inventions!

Farming:
Wheel.
Irrigation.
Seed Plow.
Ox Drawn Plow.
Mortar & Pestle.
Sickle & Flint Blade.
Domestication of Animals.
Dams.
Cultivation of Grains.
Levees.

Food:
Beer.
Wine.
Saffron.
Baklawa.
Frying Pans.
Drinking Straws.

Mathematics:
Number 0.
24 Hours in a Day.
Longitute & Latitude.
60 mintues in an Hour.
Pythagorean Theorem.
360 Degrees in a Circle.
60 seconds in a Minute.

Science:
Zodiac.
Bleaching.
Astronomy.
Scuba Diving.
Medical Writing.
Formal Medicine.
Chemical Battery.
Medical Prescriptions.
Metalworking.

Architecture:
Arch.
Glass.
Dome.
Hearth.
Houses.
Column.
Fountain

City Building.
City.
Guest Houses.
Rosette Design.
Mailing System.
Urban Plumbing.
Archimedes' Screw.
Cobblestone Streets.
Bitumen.
Provinces.
Aqueduct.
Lock & Key.
Skyscrapers.
Chain Pump.

Entertainment:
Oud.
Song.
Harp.
Library.
Sheet Music.
Creation Story.
Backgammon.
Mermaid Mythology.
First Superhero (Gilgamesh).
First Epic Novel (Gilgamesh).
Poetry.

War:

Axe.
Spear.
Armor.
Helmet.
Dagger.
Lances.
Chariot.
Hammer.
Greek Fire.
Use of Calvary.
Battering Rams.
Underwater Tunnel.
Moveable Towers.
War Horse Decorations.
Terrorism.

Miscellaneous:
Kiln.
Razor.
Religion.
Sailboat.
First Ceos.
Female Equality.
The Lens.
Judical Code of Laws.
First Writing System (Cuneiform).
1 of the 7 Wonders of the World.
Soap.
Federalism.
Funerary Objects.
Shaving Cream.
Map.
The Cart.
Umbrellas.
The First University (School of Nisibis).
Banknotes (drafts).
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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 01:59:59 PM »
mrzurnaci, aren't some of those Sumerian inventions/creations?  I know Babylonians and Assyrians are essentially the same people, but I always learned that Sumerians were different, with their own unrelated language.  Correct me if I'm wrong please.

Also under food you can add that we were the first to cultivate the sesame, most likely resulting in the first to make tahini.  And yes I learned that while researching the origins of hummos. :) Too much free time I guess.  We may have even been the first people to make hummos, due to our cultivation and use of chickpeas in the ancient cuisine, but I haven't seen proof of that yet.  I'm just making the logical leap that since all the ingredients of hummos were popular and used in Assyrian cuisine, we may have created that dish as well.

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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 03:02:50 PM »
mrzurnaci, aren't some of those Sumerian inventions/creations?  I know Babylonians and Assyrians are essentially the same people, but I always learned that Sumerians were different, with their own unrelated language.  Correct me if I'm wrong please.


Yes your right Sumerians did invent those. The Assyrians and Babylonians were a mix of Sumerians and Akkadians. That's why, because the Sumerians make up Assyrian ancestry, Sumerians also make up Jewish ancestry! What makes Assyrian Semitic is that we have more Semitic (Akkadian, Amorite, Aramean) mix than non-Semitic (Sumerian, possibly Medes or Mitannis).
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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 09:28:30 AM »
The Sumerians didnt really invented much from their own creation, it's been around and they were learned by the "star-people" from another dimension. Much were around since the Atlanteans; over 150,000-250,000 years ago.

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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 10:34:18 AM »
A big part of that list is Sumerian inventions, not Assyrians. We Assyrians may have just modified some of those inventions.

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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 01:40:24 PM »
A big part of that list is Sumerian inventions, not Assyrians. We Assyrians may have just modified some of those inventions.

Yes your right Sumerians did invent those. The Assyrians and Babylonians were a mix of Sumerians and Akkadians. That's why, because the Sumerians make up Assyrian ancestry, Sumerians also make up Jewish ancestry! What makes Assyrian Semitic is that we have more Semitic (Akkadian, Amorite, Aramean) mix than non-Semitic (Sumerian, possibly Medes or Mitannis).

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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 08:08:39 PM »
No, you can't just say "Assyrians are a mix of Sumerians and Akkadians" and so on... Sure, we have alot of ancestry from these but it is still not known for example if we Assyrians are just Akkadians from the city Ashur/a semitic tribe of the Akkadian stock or just a people which embraced the Akkadian language.

For example, we had like 17 tent kings I think (nomadic) before our empire and I think this were at the time of the Akkadian Empire.

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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 08:29:07 AM »
No, you can't just say "Assyrians are a mix of Sumerians and Akkadians" and so on... Sure, we have alot of ancestry from these but it is still not known for example if we Assyrians are just Akkadians from the city Ashur/a semitic tribe of the Akkadian stock or just a people which embraced the Akkadian language.

For example, we had like 17 tent kings I think (nomadic) before our empire and I think this were at the time of the Akkadian Empire.
hmmmmm the Babylonians were a mix of Sumerians + Akkadians + Amorites, and we had the same culture, language, and clothes as they did. Even the archeologists regard Assyrians as Akkadians "from the North" and Babylonians as Akkadians "from the south".

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Re: Did you know the Assyrians Invented these?
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Funny thing is in my mats exam today i had to do a question on Pythagorean Theorem. xD
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