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

Einkorn Domestication, Southwest Asia

Einkorn is described as a one grained form of wheat. Continue reading

Dara Dam the First Arch Dam

On the present day border of Syria and Turkey, during the reign of Emperor Justinian, the Byzantine Romans built an arched dam called Dara Dam, circa 550 CE. Continue reading

Florist begin cultivation of Flowers

The first to be cultivated was the Tulip in 1554. as the story goes, Tulips were imported into Europe. Continue reading

Early Romans Used Serving Forks

Ancient Romans used a serving fork with two tines. Continue reading

The Terms Messiah and Christians Originated From Hebrew

Early Christians living in Jerusalem in 33 CE were persuaded that the preacher and reformer known as Yeshua, or Yehoshua, had returned from the dead Continue reading

Archeologists Uncover Ancient City Building Plots

Archeologists uncover building uniform plot sizes in the ancient city of Titris Hoyuk, Turkey, near Syria dating back to circa 2000 BCE. Continue reading

Frank Calvert Excavated Troy

Frank Calvert, a British expatriate and diplomat purchased a great mound at Hisarlik, Turkey suspected to be the ancient city of Troy. Continue reading