BANK CHECKS

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The “1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World” book falsely claims that Muslims invented bank checks.
Actually, bank checks were used in pre-Islamic Persia in the 3rd century AD.
Bank checks were also used by traveling merchants in the Roman Empire and in ancient China.
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BANK CHECKS
The “1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World” book falsely claims that Muslims invented bank checks.
Actually, bank checks were used in pre-Islamic Persia in the 3rd century AD. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mirror.co.uk%2Fsunday-mirror%2F2009%2F02%2F22%2Fjust-write-me-a-sakk-115875-21142872%2F&date=2011-02-10
Bank checks were also used by traveling merchants in the Roman Empire and in ancient China.


Image by Thomas Jefferson, via Wikimedia Commons.
image credit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheque#/media/File%3AJefferson%2C_Thomas_(signature_on_check).jpg

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