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Discover Babylon: Improving Our Understanding of Mesopotamian Civilization Through Learning Technology

"Mesopotamia''s diverse contributions in writing, mathematics, literature, and law will come alive again in Discover Babylon©, a joint project of UCLA''s Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, the Federation of American Scientists Learning Technologies Project, Escape Hatch Entertainment, and the Walters Art Museum. Located in what is now modern Iraq—Mesopotamia was the birthplace of written language, the first cities, the concept of the 360° circle and the 24-hour day, not to mention the earliest known laws and literature—yet its contributions are not well known to many Americans. Targeted at ages 12–16, Discover Babylon© will use sophisticated video gaming strategies and realistic digital environments to engage the learner in challenges and mysteries that can only be solved through developing an understanding of Mesopotamian society, business practices, and trade. "

Format:  Website
Publisher:  Federation of American Scientists