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11 09, 2017

West Asian beds – Mesopotamian houses

By |2019-09-05T06:00:58-07:00September 11th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

History of beds: Drawing of the grass bed inside a reed hut from Ohalo II (Galilee, 21000 BC) When were beds invented? When people came to West Asia from Africa about 60,000 BC, they brought the idea of sleeping in beds with them. People in Galilee (modern Israel) were already sleeping in beds in the Paleolithic, about [...]

27 08, 2017

Roman bedrooms – ancient Rome

By |2019-02-11T10:01:23-07:00August 27th, 2017|Architecture, Romans|0 Comments

Etruscan bed-frame (in the Vatican Museum, Rome) What did Roman beds look like? This is an Etruscan bed-frame. Roman bed-frames were pretty much the same. It would have had a mattress on top of it, stuffed with feathers or straw, and wool blankets. This frame is made of bronze, so it has lasted and we can see it. History of straw [...]

1 07, 2017

Houses in ancient Greece

By |2019-09-18T07:51:53-07:00July 1st, 2017|Greeks|2 Comments

Ancient Greek houses: foundations at Alkyrnas, in western Greece near Patras What is a courtyard house? Beginning in the Bronze Age, and continuing through to modern times, most Greek houses, like Egyptian and Roman houses, were grouped in villages, and had a courtyard in the middle, open to the sunshine, and rooms around [...]

12 06, 2017

What is straw? History of straw

By |2018-10-04T06:25:57-07:00June 12th, 2017|Crafts, Economy|0 Comments

History of Straw: loose straw in a pile What is straw made of? Straw is the dried stalks of tall grasses like wheat, millet or barley. After people harvested the seeds of these grasses for food, they used the straw for everything from shoes to mattresses to baskets. More about wheat Where does [...]