Archaeologists Discover Houses in Anatolia

Archaeologists discover houses in the village of Zawi Chenui, south-eastern Anatolia along the Turkish-Iranian border dating back to 9000 BCE. Continue reading

Townhomes Developed in Iraq

Inhabitants of the Mesopotamian city of Ur, Iraq began constructing two-storey mud brick townhomes in 2025 BCE. Continue reading

The first Household detergent

Introduced in 1907 by Henkel & Cie. of Dusseldorf, Germany, makers of the household detergent Persil. Still available today. Continue reading

Heating stoves

China introduced heating stoves circa 600 BCE. Continue reading

Isabella Beeton

In 1857, less than a year after the wedding, Isabella began writing for one of her husband's publications, The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. Continue reading

Beeton’s Book of Household Management, by Isabella Beeton

Beeton's Book of Household Management, was written by Isabella Beeton and published in London, England, in 1861. Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo di ˌsɛr ˈpjɛːro da (v)ˈvintʃi] ( listen); 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. Continue reading

Lantern with a chimney

Leonardo da Vinci, created a lantern made of metal with a chimney Continue reading

Mechanical ventilating fan, Reinvented by Leonardo da Vinci

Mechanical ventilating fan was invented in China circa 180 CE. Continue reading

Bronze Thimbles Found at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Bronze Thimbles found in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, both cities were destroyed and buried by a volcanic eruption in 79 CE. Continue reading