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13 06, 2017

Egyptian furniture – Straw mats and baskets

By |2019-06-29T00:19:58-07:00June 13th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Egyptian Headrest (Vatican Museum): Egyptian furniture Did Egyptian houses have furniture? Most Egyptian houses didn't have much furniture in them. The floor was plain dirt or clay. People slept on woven straw mats. History of straw Egyptian houses History of houses All our ancient Egypt articles They didn't have pillows. Sometimes they used [...]

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 [...]

12 06, 2017

History of Baskets – Who invented baskets?

By |2019-05-25T06:53:18-07:00June 12th, 2017|Africa, Economy|0 Comments

History of baskets: Baskets from ancient Egypt (now in the Louvre) Who invented baskets? Chimpanzees don't weave baskets. But people probably learned how to make baskets very early on, soon after they became people. It was probably before the first people left Africa. The earliest known baskets were made about 27,000 BC in eastern [...]

7 06, 2017

Water and sewage in ancient China

By |2018-04-18T18:18:11-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Science|0 Comments

Han Dynasty model of an outhouse (ca. 100 AD) People in China, like other people around the world, used human poop to fertilize their fields and grow more food. In this picture, you can see a system where when you wanted to go to the bathroom you climbed up the stairs to this [...]

25 05, 2017

History of clay – History of Art

By |2019-09-16T20:53:08-07:00May 25th, 2017|Art|3 Comments

History of clay: Clay on a potter's wheel What is clay? Clay is very fine particles of dirt which float in a stream or river and then sink to the bottom, where they press on each other and stick together. Clay, sand, and loam What is erosion? History of pottery All our Stone [...]