HISTORY OF SPORTS AND GAMES
Boxing in Rome: 1st century BC - 5th century AD: Greek boxers in the 4th century BC replace their soft leather fist-coverings with hard thongs. These protect the fist but do much greater damage to the opponent's face.
Posted: Monday Nov 30, 2020
HISTORY OF SPORTS AND GAMES
Posted: (3 days ago) Boxing in Rome: 1st century BC - 5th century AD: Greek boxers in the 4th century BC replace their soft leather fist-coverings with hard thongs. These protect the fist but do much greater damage to the opponent's face.
HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICA
Posted: (1 days ago) Icelandic sagas of the 13th century give various versions of how Leif, a son of Eric the Red, comes to spend a winter at a place west of Greenland which he names Vinland (the root vin in old Norse could imply either that grape vines or flat grassland characterized the place). In some accounts Leif loses his way when returning from Norway, in others he is following up reports made fifteen years ...
HISTORY OF BANKING
Posted: (4 days ago) Bankers to Europe's kings: 13th - 14th century: During the 13th century bankers from north Italy, collectively known as Lombards, gradually replace the Jews in their traditional role as money-lenders to the rich and powerful. The business skills of the Italians are enhanced by their invention of double-entry book-keeping.Creative accountancy enables them to avoid the Christian sin of usury ...
HistoryWorld - South America Timeline
Posted: (1 days ago) At Huaca Prieta, the earliest known farming community in South America, squash, gourds and chili are cultivated c. 2000 BC
HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES
Posted: (3 days ago) Neolithic villages: from the 5th millennium BC: In the regions bordering the Atlantic coast, the transition from palaeolithic hunter-gatherers to neolithic villagers begins in about 4500 BC. These villagers later develop a striking tradition of prehistoric architecture.
HISTORY OF BOHEMIA
Posted: (1 days ago) Bohemia and good king Wenceslas: 9th - 10th c. Bohemia derives its name from a Celtic tribe, the Boii, who inhabit the region during the last few centuries BC. But Slav tribes arrive in the area from the east during the early centuries AD. The most powerful of these tribes are the Cechove, or Czechs.
HISTORY OF BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
Posted: (2 days ago) The Old Testament in Greek: 3rd c. BC - 3rd c. AD: There is no need for any part of the Bible to be translated until a community of Jews, in the Diaspora, forget their Hebrew.For the Jews of Alexandria, in the 3rd century BC, Greek is the first language.They undertake the translation of the Old Testament now known as the Septuagint. Five centuries later the early Christians, who use Greek for ...
HISTORY OF NIGERIA
Posted: (2 days ago) Historic regions: 5th century BC - 20th century: Nigeria contains more historic cultures and empires than any other other nation in Africa. They date back as far as the 5th century BC, when communities living around the southern slopes of the Jos plateau make wonderfully expressive terracotta figures - in a tradition known now as the Nok culture, from the Nigerian village where these ...