The cow jumped over the moon

The cow jumped over the moon

Most of you know probably know the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle DiddleThe cat and the fiddle,The cow jumped over the moon.The little dog laughed,To see such sport,And the dish ran away with the spoon. I always pondered particularly at the line ‘ The cow jumped over...
The Sumerian calendar

The Sumerian calendar

The Sumerians and later the Babylonians were the first known civilizations to use what we now recognize as a lunisolar calendar. By the 21st century B.C. the Sumerians had come up with a solar year consisting of 360 days. It consisted of 12 lunar cycles (354 days)...