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Economy of ancient Greece – ancient Greek trade, fishing, and farming

By |2018-12-11T11:27:14+00:00July 6th, 2017|Economy, Greeks|

The economy of ancient Greece: A Greek man doing carpentry (Athens, 400s BC) The Greek word "economy" The Greeks did not have the same idea of an economy that we have. The word economy is Greek. But to the Greeks, economy meant something like "rules of a household" (the "eco" part of economy [...]

Pearl Diving – History of Pearls

By |2018-04-08T11:21:51+00:00June 8th, 2017|Clothing|

A pearl inside an oyster Very early in human history, maybe around 100,000 years ago, many people lived along the coasts of Africa and lived mainly on seafood - seaweed, fish, clams, mussels, and oysters. This gave people a very easy, reliable (and delicious) food source. A mother-of-pearl necklace from Ancient Egypt(ca. [...]