First Landscape in Art

Landscape first appeared in Sumerian art circa 2300 BCE, Continue reading

First Hospital to keep medical charts

In the 10th Century, a hospital opened in Baghdad (modern Iraq). Continue reading

Wheat, the First Cereal Crop

The First evidence of wheat as a cereal crop and its cultivation was before 10,000 BCE. Continue reading

Aquaculture: Fish Farming invented by Sumerians

Most people believe that Fish Farms are a fairly new industry. Continue reading

Farmer’s Almanac Discovered in 1949

In 1949 there was a discovery of a Farmers' Almanac in the Sumerian city of Nippur (modern day Niffer, Iraq). Continue reading

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