A HISTORY OF SCIENCE

By Tim Lambert Ancient Greek Science The Ancient Greeks were the first scientists. Greek philosophers tried to explain what the world is made of and how it works. Empedocles (c. 494-434 BC) said that the world is made of four elements, earth, fire, water, and air. Aristotle (384-322 BC) accepted the theory of the four… Continue reading A HISTORY OF SCIENCE

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EASTER

By Tim Lambert The English word Easter comes from the Anglo-Saxon name for April, Eostermunath. According to a Saxon scholar called Bede it was named after a goddess called Eostre. But he is the only writer who mentions such a goddess. He was almost certainly wrong. Eostermunath meant opening month because buds are opening. In… Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF EASTER

A BRIEF HISTORY OF RICH PEOPLE

By Tim Lambert Rich People in Ancient Egypt Rich Egyptians lived in large, comfortable houses with many rooms. Walls were painted and floors had colored tiles. Most wealthy houses had enclosed gardens with pools. Inside their homes, rich Egyptians had wooden furniture such as beds, chairs, tables, and chests for storage. However, instead of pillows,… Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF RICH PEOPLE