Essay about The Wheel: The Most Important Invention of All Time

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From Ancient Mesopotamia came a revolutionary tool that has crystallized the world into the complex civilization it is today, the wheel. The wheel has commutated the very way we live and think about the world and all credit goes to Ancient Mesopotamia for providing this life changing invention. Wheels are everywhere we look and in places that you wouldn't even think. Wheels are used everyday in some way or another and come in many sizes and innumerable different materials and purposes. This prodigious invention has helped ancient Mesopotamians work, move, and live and still helps us today. Mesopotamia ,now modern day Iraq, is known as the “cradle of civilization” and was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers …show more content…
The wheel helps everyone expand in some way. Another example is writing, with this you can only keep records or write stories while the wheel can take you all across the country. And with medicine you can cure disease and treat injuries but with the wheel you can expand to farther places to find new kinds of medicine. As you can see the wheel is by far the best invention in Ancient Mesopotamian history.
The wheel was invented because work was getting harder in Mesopotamia,they needed something to make life easier and make moving heavy loads, planting crops, and making pottery easier. Not only did this make work easier but it expanded to so much more, It became a theatrical tool in the coliseum and was a wonder on farming, It also made making pottery easier too. The wheel is something that is still used today in almost everything such as a motor or more importantly the car. Transportation has evolved greatly from chariots and waggons, now there are Bugattis and Lamborghinis. It is amazing to look back to the origins of the wheel and see how it has evolved from a piece of wood to a complex, high strength, piece of metal with rubber over it. And wheels aren't only just for cars now they are in lots of devices and machines that move, for example a motor for the car has many little wheels in it or a wind up toy. they are every where. According to ancient clay tablets, the earliest known use of the wheel which was as early as

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