Nimrud Palace Gate. Winged human-headed bulls, the powerful guardians of ancient Assyrian gateways, serving such a purpose for the royal plalace of Nimrud (near Mosul in modern Iraq). and set in a sympathetic reconstruction at the British Museum.
INDIAN HISTORY OF COTTON Indian subcontinent. The Indus Valley civilization started cultivating cotton by 2500 BCE. Cotton was mentioned in Hindu hymns in 1500 BCE. Herodotus, an ancient Greek historian, mentions Indian cotton in the 5th century BCE as "a wool exceeding in beauty and goodness that of sheep." Manish Daga email@example.com www.cottonguru.org Subscribe our newsletter here: www.cottongurumedia.com/subscribenow.php
Herodotus testified that the Scythians wore tattoos as a sign of their nobility. A Scythian without tattoos showed that he was of low station. The fanciful Scythian depictions of wild animals had influenced the art of China, Persia, India, and Eastern Europe.
Herodotus ca. 484 – 425 BC Herodotus is considered the father of history in Western culture. He approached history as a science by collecting his material systematically and testing its accuracy. Herodotus was also a gifted narrator. The word history itself comes from Herodotus’ book The Histories, which means “inquiries” in Greek. This book is also considered the first work of history in Western literature.
Etruscan charioteer. Etruscans, who lived in Etruria, were known as Tyrrhenians by the Greeks. They were at their height in Italy from the 8th to the 5th century BCE. Herodotus (c. 450 BCE.) reports, as a theory of their origin, that the Etruscans came from Asia Minor. The Etruscans lived in what is modern Tuscany , in the area bounded by the Tiber and Arno rivers, the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
"The Histories" by Herodotus - I read this in school for history and found that it was actually a very good read and would recommend for anyone who likes history. It is not dull and heavy, but filled with true stories of strange adventures, epic heroism and the rise and fall of empires.
'The Judgment of Cambyses' by Dirck Vellert, (1542 CE), Rijsmuseum, Amsterdam. This panel shows a scene from Herodotus's Histories: Sisamnes, a corrupt judge, is ordered to be flayed alive by Cambyses, the Persian king. His skin was then used as a cover for the seat his son would use when he sat in judgment. -- Ancient History Encyclopedia