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6 09, 2017

History of medicine

By |2018-04-18T18:18:03-07:00September 6th, 2017|Science|0 Comments

Chinese drawing of the organs (about 1200) There are really three branches of medicine in antiquity and through the Middle Ages. One of these might be called "doctor medicine," or "scientific medicine." Doctors try to observe sicknesses and look for logical patterns. They figure out how the human body works, and from there figure [...]

30 07, 2017

What is a cloister? Medieval architecture

By |2019-09-18T07:45:09-07:00July 30th, 2017|Medieval|2 Comments

Cloister at Moissac (ca. 1100 AD, southern France) Where do cloisters come from? Cloisters were a medieval kind of building that developed out of Greek and then Roman peristyles. What is a peristyle? More medieval architecture All our medieval Europe articles What is a cloister? A cloister is a courtyard garden inside a building. [...]

12 06, 2017

Planting crops – History of Farming

By |2018-04-19T10:27:39-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|0 Comments

An Egyptian using a hand plow (about 1400 BC) The first part of farming is planting the seeds in good dirt, so they can begin to grow. In most parts of Europe, North Africa, and West Asia, early farmers planted their seeds in the fall, around October. You can plant seeds one at [...]

11 06, 2017

Herb garden project – History of herbs

By |2019-07-02T08:23:38-07:00June 11th, 2017|Food|0 Comments

Herb garden project: Basil growing in a garden Grow what you eat Herbs are easy to grow, and can give you a sense of what people ate in antiquity and how they got their food. An herb garden project can be done at ground level, but for more accessibility consider a raised bed [...]