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15 09, 2017

Vis and Ramin – Iran – West Asian stories

By |2019-09-04T07:31:34-07:00September 15th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

A Parthian noblewoman This is a story from the Parthian Empire, but the earliest written version that we still have is by the Islamic poet Gorgani, about 1050 AD: King Mobad of Marv saw the beautiful Queen Shahru, and asked her to marry him, but she was already married. Instead, Queen Shahru promised to send King Mobad her daughter to marry, [...]

8 06, 2017

Old World Cotton History – India, Africa, Asia, Europe

By |2019-04-27T06:12:40-07:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing, India|0 Comments

India cotton bolls hanging from the plants India cotton farming About 2500 BC, a thousand years after people started to grow cotton in Peru, the Harappan people in India also started to grow cotton. Cotton in the Americas Who were the Harappans? All our India articles We know because people wrote about cotton [...]