The second website I visited was http://www.acaus.org/history. This is a very interesting website which describes how the number of chartered British, Scottish, and Irish acountants has blossomed from about 6,000 in the early 1900's to over 100,000 in todays time.
Clicking on the link "ancient accounting" at the top of the page sends you off to a webpage that really caught my eye. In the top right corner of the page is a picture in the Tomb of Chnemhotep, No. 1 where an ancient Egyptian scribe is preparing his "accounts" on papyrus. When further examining the image, it appears to be a group of individuals doing an "inventory". This page also describes why accounting was developed in the fourteenth century Italy and not Greece or Rome.
Also another interesting story on that same page is the discovery of clay tablets in the tomb of Egyptian King Scorpion I. Archaeologists say that these tablets are dated to around 3300BC and after the heroglyphic writing is translated, are shown to be tax accounting records.
Most were accounts of linen and oil that were delivered to the king.
After clicking on "modern accounting", a page pulls up describing how Scotland was the first country to develop "modern" accounting. This page also describes how accounting developed and grew in the United States.
This is a very interesting page if you want to learn of the history of acounting and how it got started.