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Examples of the early inventions in the field of medicine, astronomy, agriculture, medicine and mathematics

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Scientific inventions.
- Scientific inventions have roots in the ancient civilization in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, China and India.
- Early inventions were witnessed in the field of medicine, astronomy, agriculture, medicine and mathematics as follows:
(a) The Egyptians discovered geometry which they used on farms.
(b) Greeks like Pythagoras contributed to mathematics, especially the right angled triangle as early as 200BC, Euclid did
some work in geometry.
(c) The Chinese made cloth from silk and developed acupuncture skills.
(d) The Indians invented the decimal system in mathematics.
(e) The Muslim Arabs developed the art of architecture as evidenced by the construction of unique mosques.


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