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A Short History of Western Civilization in one-thousand one-hundred and forty-five words and one paragraph

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

100,000 years ago, mankind evolved from his apish forebears. For 95,000 he moped about and did nothing of particular note. Then the Mesopotamians invented writing, banking, and mathematics and built great ziggurats of mud brick. The Egyptians did them one better by building with marble and granite. (more…)