Babylon was one of the Mesopotamian civilizations. It was the home of the Tower of Babel, and the undiscovered wonder, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Babylon in Akkadian actually means “confusion”, after all, Babylon is a confusing subject of study. Some artifacts found in Babylon after it’s destruction had contained Babylon’s language, which was translated from Sumerian and other languages different civilizations used. Other artifacts included statues and statuettes, and different carvings of creatures, some being imaginary. People traded a lot in Babylon, and most of them had to travel from one place to another. The Babylonians believed in many values and traditions occasionally used today.Babylonians have believed in that people must learn how to connect different things to the solar system. The gods were said to reside in different heavenly bodies, the sun being the one with the first two gods. Apsu and Tiamat are the primordial beings. Tiamat created dust, man, and the world of man. They also created the two creation gods, Lahmu and Lahamu, which represented silt and resided in Venus. These two gods created the heaven and earth gods which were named Anshar and Kishar respectively. These two gods created three other gods which played a big part in the creation of man and the world around. Ea is the god of knowledge and water. With the god of wind, Enlil, they created the oceans and the life forms. Enlil was born into the world from heaven and earth. Enlil wanted to leave the earth while attending to different things, so the wind was created. Using the flow of mountains and different surfaces, a path was created by Enlil and Ea for the wind to flow. Enlil wove part of his own spirit to the wind and the wind can move when he is away. When Enlil is on earth, he has control over the wind, which is what the Babylonians think causes the tide and the change of wind. The moon’s position in the sky and the amount of moon showing was said to be a sign of where Enlil was and if the moon was full he was on earth. Anu was born on the first day of Enlil’s leaving, and Anu was deemed the ruler of gods. He got around with different godly vehicles borrowed from other gods and was taught the ways of the humans.The Babylonians have learned many ways to do things that we do today. At home, Babylonians are taught valuable life lessons by their parents. Honesty, humbleness and manners were some valuable life lessons. In school, young Babylonians were taught how to write, to perform different equations in their head, and connect things to the stars. Writing in Babylon consisted of many symbols, often known as cuneiform. People have also observed there have been different pictograms. The Babylonian language has yet to be uncovered, as people are still not sure if the Babylonians used Akkadian, or Sumerian. The numerical system in Babylon was like what we use today, as it features a place value system. However, the numerical system used in Babylon was a base 60 system, which means that all numbers greater than 60 were pushed aside to the next place value. Multiplication in Babylon was taught using a table of squares and a formula. Astronomy was taught to students of a young age, and students were supposed to connect astronomy to math, and see patterns.Astronomy was taught to the Babylonians by their teachers so that they could link different things to different heavenly bodies. The first practices seen were on different ancient tablets. Circles were divided into three hundred and sixty different parts, which were supposed to represent where the planets were at the end of each day. This was important to the Babylonians, as different phenomena were explainable with these graphs. The tide has been explained through these graphs, as the moon was in the same place simultaneously that the tide turned. The Babylonians also worked out that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Later in the fourteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus has proven this too. Galileo Galilei was an astrologist. He created many things to do with astronomy, including the Galilean telescope, and the discovery of Saturn and Jupiter. Copernicus’ work had also been expanded on by Johannes Kepler, who discovered one of the first supernovas, and the three laws of planetary motion. After Kepler’s work, astronomy had been left alone until the late nineteen hundreds. Gamma rays and ultraviolet light were discovered, and galaxies outside of our own have been proven. Astronomy is used today to create calendars, and to discover things outside of what people know. Astronomy also has been used to create the satellite that keeps our television connected.Mathematics has also been “created” by the Babylonians. Without access to the discoveries outside, math has been created in a sense by the Babylonians. The Babylonians had used a system with sixty different symbols. The Babylonians had used it for financial purposes, and to keep track of different things. This made math important in their society. Their mathematical system was mainly used for calculating time, which was why they used sixty symbols. Math has never been left alone. It’s a hot topic and has been explored by many people in history. Isaac Newton was a famous mathematician. He explored gravity, which led to his most famous moment, when he was hit by an apple. Euler was famous and discovered Euler’s number. Math is used today in everyday life, it’s used for cooking, financial purposes, and much more. It’s all around, everything as an aspect of math in it. Technology has math, reading has math, even walking has math. Both mathematics and astronomy have made a great influence on society and how people live today. Both of these things can be encountered everywhere in daily life, even where people can’t see them. Most things people use have elements of astronomy and math in them. GPS systems only work due to astronomy and math, navigation is a lot easier when astronomy is at one’s fingertips. Most phones have systems installed which use different astronomical formulas to do many things. Calculators use math, maps use astronomy. This means astronomy and math can sit anywhere, and not be found. Each place in the world needs astrology and math for something, whether it’s navigation, or calculation, people use both math and astronomy in their everyday lives.