Laws, letters, accounts, stories and mathematics were all impressed on clay tablets.Irish clergyman Edward Hincks, a fellow of Trinity College and member of the Royal Irish Academy, carried out one of the earliest decipherments of cuneiform.It uses the most common of objects — a mirror precisely , to reflect the sunlight received onto a core that heats up a liquid that would then go on to run a steam turbine to generate electricity. Leading experts are to believe that energy is set to get cheaper down to 1/4th of the original cost, while the carbon emissions are too set to reduce drastically.An example of an CSPP plant is the Noor-1 in the MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) region.The Code of Hammurabi: among the first written legal systems in history.Hammurabi flourished in the 18th century before Christ, but the exact dates of his reign are uncertain.Photograph: Thinkstock The Greek geometer Pythagoras, whose theorem is familiar to every student of mathematics, lived about 500 BC but the theorem was known to the Babylonians much earlier.
Hammurabi, the sixth king of Babylon, flourished in the 18th century before Christ, but the exact dates of his reign are uncertain: estimates extend over more than two centuries.
Evidence of a climate downturn about the year 1627 BC is found in the tree rings of Irish bog oak, analysed by Mike Baillie of Queen’s University Belfast.
A possible link to the eruption of Santorini, which wiped out the Minoan Empire in Crete, is intriguing but, to date, unproven.
We know of the ancient Middle East mainly through a vast collection of clay tablets with cuneiform inscriptions.
Cuneiform is one of the earliest writing systems, with wedge-shaped marks made by a stylus in the soft clay, which is then baked dry.Easier said than done, the staggering expenses involved in the manufacturing of the conventional Photo-voltaic cells have prevented the transformation of the desert into a solar powerhouse.