handshake

Handshake dates back to the 5th century BC

That the modern handshake dates back to the 5th century BC. It originated from swordsman greeting each other with their weapon hand free, showing no sign to fight.   The first handshake on human history is documented by the monument of Kalhu, showing the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III and Marduk-zakir-šumi I of Babylon shaking hands […]