They were intelligent inventive people who made significant advances in science and agriculture. Babylon was a hub for education. Their culture valued literature and mathematics. Among other things, they invented an intricate system of irrigation to feed their crops. Due to their irrigation system, Babylon was one of the most fertile areas even though its location was the desert. The Babylonians were also accomplished in arts and crafts. They were also accomplished in the construction of beautiful buildings and temples made from sun dried clay bricks dyed a variety of colors. For more information, see the page link, further down this page, listed under Related Links.