History of the World part 2

As the Sumerian Dynasty wained and eventually assimilated with the Akkadians, a city-state called Babylon began its rise to power.  Babylon became significant under the rule of its sixth king, Hammurabi, who ruled from 1792-1750 BCE.  Hammurabi is probably best remembered from middle school history class for his system of laws, the Code of Hammurabi.  It was this set of laws that gave us rules...
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History of the World part 1

It’s just beer, right?  Why are the History and Discovery Channels doing specials on beer?  If you believe the History Channel, then you know that the answer is: Joking aside, the invention and subsequent influence yielded by beer helped shape civilization as we know it.   Beer dates back to early Mesopotamia and traces of it have been found in cultures all over the world.   It may...
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