According to the records origami was invented about
900 BC in the Middle East. Over time the knowledge
was passed to the East, probably by traders on the
The earliest written account of origami comes from
Biblical times, the Assyrian Siege of Jerusalem (dated
701 BC) .
is where Byron, a keen student of origami, got
his inspiration for "The Assyrian came down like the
wolf on the fold".
Regrettably, the original "Wolf" fold has been lost
over centuries, but further excavations may yet come
Not a lot of people know that.