episode #152 crafts of ancient Persia

Photo by Behnam Ramezani on Pexels.com Persia, historic region of southwestern Asia associated with the area that is now modern Iran. This region was named after the Indo-European nomadic group of individuals who had migrated to that region in 1000 BCE. The term “Persia” was derived from an area of southern Iran that was formerly… Continue reading episode #152 crafts of ancient Persia

episode #151 craft of ancient India

Photo by Rahul Pandit on Pexels.com The traditional crafts manifest themselves in the temple architecture of the region as well as in the ubiquitous household products crafted with ingenuity from local materials and skills.   For centuries, in eastern India, babies have been swaddled in soft kantha quilts made from old clothing such as frayed… Continue reading episode #151 craft of ancient India

episode #150 crafts of ancient Greece

Photo by jimmy teoh on Pexels.com Ancient Greece (Greek: Ἑλλάς, romanised: Hellás) was a northeastern Mediterranean civilisation, existing from the Greek Dark Ages of the 12th–9th centuries BC to the end of classical antiquity (c. 600 AD), that comprised a loose collection of culturally and linguistically related city-states and other territories. Most of these regions were officially… Continue reading episode #150 crafts of ancient Greece

episode #149 crafts of ancient Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia (from the Greek, the ancient words “meso,” means between or in the middle of, and “potamos,” means river) was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to modern-day Iraq and parts of Iran, Syria, Kuwait, and… Continue reading episode #149 crafts of ancient Mesopotamia

episode #148 crafts of ancient China

Photo by SAM LIM on Pexels.com Most scholars now believe that isolated civilisations first arose independently at several locations; initially in Mesopotamia around Tigris and Euphrates rivers and, a little later, in Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean. Other civilisations arose in Asia along the Indus River in modern India and the Yellow River in what… Continue reading episode #148 crafts of ancient China

episode #146 inventions of ancient Egypt

The Ancient Egyptian board game: Jackals and Hounds, museumfacts.co.uk The pharaohs of Egypt presided over a huge kingdom for thousands of years, taming vast stretches of wilderness, erecting monuments that have stood the test of time, and creating stories that have since become legends. Ancient Egypt also had an immense cultural impact on surrounding ancient… Continue reading episode #146 inventions of ancient Egypt

episode #145 crafts of ancient Egypt

experience-ancient-egypt.com A civilisation of great advances, the legacy of the Ancient Egyptians is evident in many aspects of our lives today. The ancient Egyptian craftsmen have existed in Egypt since prehistoric times which the main materials used were stones, clay, wood, fibres, ivory, animal skins, bones, and feathers. Later on during the history of Ancient… Continue reading episode #145 crafts of ancient Egypt

episode #144 the oldest craft & tools

Citations from a website Ancient Craft an amazing project launched by Dr James Dilley and Emma Jones. As they state “AncientCraft is a heritage service providing replica prehistoric artefacts, living history demonstrations, workshops and consultation for museums and media. AncientCraft's goal is to make prehistoric archeology more accessible to everyone.” Flintknapping is the oldest craft… Continue reading episode #144 the oldest craft & tools

episode #143 prehistoric materials

A material that rarely survives from the earlier end of prehistory is wood. It could be argued that much of prehistory could be considered the “Wood Age” due to its common use in tools, shelters, walls and more permanent buildings. It is generally considered that timber would have always been readily available in prehistoric Europe.… Continue reading episode #143 prehistoric materials