According to Emporia State University, no one is quite sure where quilting originated, but the earliest known quilted garment is thought to have been made around 3400 BC. Other quilted items have been found that date back to around 2 BC.Know More
The word "quilt" originates from the Latin word "culcita," which means "stuffed sack." By the time it hit the English language, it was derived from the French word "cuilte."
Quilted clothing was popular during the Middle Ages, and the Crusaders brought the art to Europe from the Middle East. The earliest known bed quilt was made in Sicily at the end of the 14th century.Learn more about Sewing
Historians aren't sure where the first chicken originated. The first historical reference to chickens may have occurred in 2000 B.C., in Mesopotamia. This is debatable, as the bird was referred to as "the bird of Meluhha," although scholars admit it is possible the bird was a chicken.Full Answer >
Clocks were invented roughly 5000 years ago, around 3000 BC. Clocks from this era are called sundials and have undergone many transformations throughout the years to become modern day time-keeping machines.Full Answer >
People in ancient Mesopotamia (3,500 BC - 539 BC) wore clothes made with animal skins and wool, originally a skirt, and later a tunic with a shawl over it. Embroidery and fringes decorated the garments. Women of high status wore veils.Full Answer >
The oldest pocket knife, or "jack knife," ever discovered dates back to around 600-500 BC. It was unearthed in Hallstatt, Austria, and it features a single blade with a bone grip.Full Answer >