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:

Kay said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Jeanmi said...

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 !...

Cloudia said...

Hawaiians were great at this!


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Unknown said...

Interesting! The fishes in ponds bring joy and color!

Old Kitty said...

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

Take care
x

Caramella said...

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

Unknown said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

Another interesting bit of trivia. Thanks Adam!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting!

Christine said...

that's a practical reason for a pond!

Pat Hatt said...

Wouldn't want them to go bad

Kati said...

That is interesting!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Fashion Riddles said...

Really!?!
V

Unknown said...

Bonito estanque!!
Saludos
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Holy Ghost Writer said...

One big fish tank

DEZMOND said...

now, were'nt they practical? :)

Al Penwasser said...

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

Tony Van Helsing said...

Everything has to start somewhere.

Fundy Blue said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

these fishes look so pretty