my life after graduate: Greatest Inventions, Vol 17

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Greatest Inventions, Vol 17

Pay Cheque

The modern cheque comes from the Arabic saqq, a written vow to pay for goods when they were delivered, to avoid money having to be transported across dangerous terrain. In the 9th century, a Muslim businessman could cash a cheque in China drawn on his bank in Baghdad.

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