Zoroastrian Holidays

Zarathushtra instituted seven Zoroastrian holidays in the sixth century BCE. Continue reading

Egyptian Made Faience

Egyptians created the first synthetic material, faience in large quantities as a substitute for the blue stone, lapis lazuli. Continue reading

Manicure Set Found in Mesopotamian Tomb

Manicure set containing gold nail care instruments was found in a 4,000 year-old tomb at Tell el-Muqayyar, Iraq or ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur. Continue reading

Iraq Imposed Jews Wear Yellow Patch

Muslim Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil imposed a decree in Babylonia, Iraq about year 850, Continue reading

Sumerians Used Reed Stylus

Ancient Sumerians used sharpened reed stylus for inscribing on wet clay tablets in 3500 BCE. Continue reading

First Board Game Found in Iraq

British archeologist Leonard Woolley discovered the Nas board game in Ur, Iraq in 1926. Continue reading

Austen Henry Layard

Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC (/lɛərd/; 5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. Continue reading

Archeology Book Published, Nineveh and Its Remains

English archeologist Sir Austen Henry Layard published a book, Nineveh and Its Remains Continue reading

Archeological Discoveries in Mesopotamia

Archeologists Paul-Emile Botta and Austen Henry Layard led two excavations in Mesopotamia, Iraq to find the ancient city of Nineveh. Continue reading

Mesopotamians Brewed Beer

Early Mesopotamians brewed beer from malted barley before 4000 BCE. Continue reading