Invention of Cold cream

The influential physician Galen of Pergamon (now Bergama, Turkey), invented Cold cream, circa 180 CE, by mixing water, beeswax, and olive oil into a face cream that was effective in cooling and softening the skin at same time. Continue reading

Formal attempt to define the nature of Jesus

A formal attempt was undertaken in 325 by a council of delegates from the various Christian churches, summoned and presided over by Roman Emperor Constantine, (though he was not yet a baptized convert), at Nicaea (now Iznik, Turkey), to define the nature of Jesus. Continue reading

Ecumenical Christian creed was the Nicene Creed

Ecumenical Christian creed was the Nicene Creed

Nicaea Creed (also called the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed) was the first Ecumenical Christian creed. Continue reading

Christian hospitals were founded after the abolition of pagan healing temples

In 331 CE, the Roman emperor Constantine after his conversion, abolish of the pagan healing temples, and replaced with the founding of Christian hospitals. Continue reading

Sunday sabbath was celebrated in 325 CE

Previously, in accordance with Jewish religious practice, the sabbath had been celebrated on Saturday, being seventh day of the week. Continue reading

Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas Koine Greek: [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas]), was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Continue reading

Persian Royal Road a very long road

The road called Persian Royal Road ran east-west across Anatolia for more than 1,500 miles (2,400 km) between the capital city of Susa, Persia (now the village of Shush, Iran), and Smyrna (now Iz-mir, Turkey), on the Aegean coast, passing through Nineveh and Haran, with a second terminus at Ephesus. Continue reading

First Known Permanent Human Settlement: village of Zawi Chemi

Archeologists found a permanent human settlement, located in in south-eastern Anatolia on the Turkish-Iranian border. Continue reading

Plague Outbreak: The Plague of Justinian

The Plague of Justinian was documented to have originated in Egypt, during the early years of the 6th Century and arrived in the Eastern Roman Capital of Constantinople (Modern day Istanbul, Turkey) in 542 CE. Continue reading

Grape Cultivation circa 4000 BCE

Regions surrounding the Black and Caspian Sea (modern Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia) is where grapes started to be cultivated, with a possibility that wine may have been made then too, but the only wine evidence being made is about 500 later (circa 3500 BCE). Continue reading