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What is Nowruz? Zoroastrians – West Asian holidays

By |2019-03-22T10:38:02-07:00September 15th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

Persepolis may have been built in the 500s BC as a place to celebrate Nowruz. What is the holiday of Nowruz? Zoroastrianism became much more popular suddenly when the Persian kings became Zoroastrians around 550 BC. Soon after that, Zoroastrian worshippers began to celebrate the first day of spring as an important holiday. That was the first day [...]

Where do Easter eggs come from? History of religion

By |2019-03-22T11:44:51-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion|

Ostrich eggshell from Diepkloof Rock Shelter, South Africa (60,000 BC) When did people start dyeing eggs? Easter eggs go back long before Easter, and even long before the beginning of farming. As long ago as the Paleolithic, about 60,000 BC, people in Africa were scratching patterns and lines on ostrich eggs, though nobody knows what they had in [...]

History of eggs – Where did eggs come from?

By |2019-03-22T08:05:12-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Southeast Asia|

History of eggs - A basket of eggs When did people start to eat eggs? People have been eating eggs since there first started to be people, about six million years ago. Eggs have a lot of protein in them, and they don't fight back - you can get them just by climbing [...]