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THE CANAL SYSTEMS OF MESOPOTAMIA

By 2500 BC an elaborate canal system linked the major cities of Mesopotamia, as well as supplying water for farming. A map inscribed on a clay tablet at Nippur, c. 1500 BC, names the canals in cuneiform script, here translated into English

From A History of Seafaring - edited by George F. Bass

 

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