Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fact of the Day: Ancient Fish-keepers

Keeping fish in ponds has occurred for thousands of years. One of the earliest known groups to practice it were the Sumerians. They kept wild fish in ponds, but mainly to add some time to prepare the fish for meals. 

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea. They would be able to have fresh fish anytime they wanted.

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  2. Of course with a purpose, hehehe, clever people.Kisses:)

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  3. Les Sumériens, tout comme le Japonais moderne, veulent voir encore palpiter la chair du poisson dans leur assiette. Autant plonger et les dévorer directement dans l'eau !...

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  4. Hawaiians were great at this!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  5. Interesting! The fishes in ponds bring joy and color!

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  6. Poor fish!! Glad these days they're mainly ornamental! Unless you're a cat! :-)

    Take care
    x

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  7. Reminds me of Japanese Koi (carps) and goldfish I've seen in Zen gardens, beauties to be admired only!

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  8. I love these ornamental fishes my son Nico have got some in a great glass!!

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  9. Another interesting bit of trivia. Thanks Adam!

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  10. that's a practical reason for a pond!

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  11. That is interesting!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  12. Bonito estanque!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  13. now, were'nt they practical? :)

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  14. That makes sense.
    Especially since keeping fish in cages didn't turn out so well for the fish.

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  15. You find the most unusual facts ~ I'd want you on my Trivial Pursuits team!

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