The History of the Middle East

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What are five achievements of Middle Eastern civilizations that play a role in your life today? The list of Early Middle East civilization: Sumer, Babylonia, Hittite, Phoenician, Persian,...

What are five achievements of Middle Eastern civilizations that play a role in your life today?

The list of Early Middle East civilization: Sumer, Babylonia, Hittite, Phoenician, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic Culture. 

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The Middle East was the birthplace of civilization in the region that is today called Iraq. For that reason, many contributions such as irrigation, social class, writing, and organized religion were born in the Middle East. For the purpose of this question, however, the focus will be given to the golden age of Islamic culture between the Eighth and Fourteenth Century. There was a remarkable amount of scientific achievement during this period that would ultimately make its way to the Western world through the Crusades and commerce.

During the golden age, amazing developments happened in the world of medicine. Islamic scholars introduced the concept of emergency rooms for extreme cases of trauma. Islamic hospitals were among the most advanced in the world at the time. Doctors in the Middle East were the first to recognize contagions, particularly with...

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