This isn’t about fashion of the current day but of a time long ago. Fashion has a tendency of changing very quickly, comparing fashion from 5 years ago is even absurd now imagine comparing fashion from centuries ago. It’s not something people think of when they are studying history but fashion has always been there and has had some quite interesting trends. Here are a few fun facts about ancient fashion.
One of the first pieces of clothing humans wore was footwear. Footwear was common among humans even long before they ever wore anything on their upper body. Footwear in the middle ages back a staple but not always for the right reasons. Footwear was used to protect the feet but also to show social status. As there were many different kinds of footwear, the most common was something less like footwear but more like current day socks. Also in medieval times and before that, shoes didn’t have right or left designs, a pair of shoes consisted of two same shoes. Shoemaking has been apart of human life for a very long time, the first records suggest 10 000 BC.
On to a different kind of fashion, facial hair was more common in the olden days. A beard held much significance in many cultures, in some it meant wisdom and in some it meant honour. In medieval times, grabbing a man’s beard could result in a duel as this was a major form of disrespect. Other places dealt with facial hair in different ways. In Russia, any man who would have a beard was obligated to pay special tax’s to Peter The Great. They would then carry a token that said ” this beard has been taxed”. This happened in the 1700s but the first to introduce this ridiculous law was the infamous Henry VIII in the 1500s.
Anyone who’s gone shopping for shampoo and body wash will tell you there are an incredible amount of olive oil products. This trend started in Ancient Greece, where olives are abundant. Olive oil was used in nearly all baths in Greece due to the amazing qualities for skin care. Olive oil still remains one of the best sources for good skin care and refreshing baths.
World wonders are the highest achievements of human creativity and human invention. They are so unique that most people will atleast dream to see one of them in the flesh.
World wonders are a things that keep changing since there are so many wonders on this earth. They have to be voted in and sometimes their beauty fades because of time or human activity. Here are a few facts about the world wonders that were and are.
Mount Everest is known as the sommet of the earth, the most treacherous mountain with the highest peak. But there is a time of the year where it is surpassed by it’s neighbour K2. During the spring, because of the heavy rain on the k2 area, k2’s peak because higher than Everest itself but this lasts only a few weeks every year.
The Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful structures made by man and certainly the most beautiful in the east. The Taj Mahal was built as a tomb for a queen by his king. A sad structure but it has brought happiness to many who’ve seen it. In 1830 the taj mahal was scheduled to be demolished but after many attempts it eventually failed. Many believe this to be only a myth and not actually a true statement. But even in recent times there have been some murmurs of the demolition of taj mahal by some Indian Ministers.
The Niagara falls is one of the most astonishing sites in the Northern hemisphere. It falls short of being the tallest in the continent to the Angels Falls and not by a small margin. Angel Falls is nearly 20 times larger than Niagara. Truly a site to see. The Angel Falls is given the name after the US aviator, Jimmy Angels who was the first person to fly over it. His ashes were spread over the mighty waterfall. A while later, former president Hugo Chavez was about to change the name to something more indeginious but decidied against it.
The San Diego zoo isn’t just like any other zoo. It is a modern wonder in it’s own right.It was the first zoo to remove cages and install open door inhibitations for it’s animals. It also has the largest collection of animals for any zoo. Also for a long time the zoo was free for children under 16 which is no longer possible due to the zoo’s incredible popularity.
Talking of modern marvels, the Empire State building was one of the most expansive buildings ever, it costed 40 million in 1931 when it was first completed. It was made by more than 10 million bricks.
Ancient Egypt was once considered the crown of ancient civilisation even among the Roman and Hellenic empires. A paradise in the middle of the desert, it was said to be. It wasn’t only known for it’s beauty but it’s unique and exotic culture. It was one of the first civilization that was built by slaves, entire cities, entire monuments built by slaves. It had many interesting things about it, some thought to be just lore and not based on actual evidence. Here are a few interesting facts about Ancient Egypt.
The slave culture that is so present in Ancient Egypt was thought to be brought by the Greeks who crossed the Mediterranean. Unlike Ancient Greece, slaves weren’t only for personal use as house servants which was a common thing. They were used for much larger tasks, an organization would buy a huge quantity of slaves for accomplishing hard tasks. Such as building in the scorching heat of the Northern African summer.This was thought to be a much better use of slaves than just keeping them imprisoned or making them house servants. Although recently there has been a counter theory to this. That ancient Egypt wasn’t so heavily into slavery as some say it was. That the Egypt was built by free men. One good argument for this theory is that Ancient Egypt wasn’t necessarily known as a warmongering civilization. Which puts it into question how would all those people be slaves, as slaves are most often acquired through war. There is a counter argument for this even. Egypt is located in perhaps the most fruitful location of the continent and also near the divide between Europe, Asia and Africa. Which made it really resourceful and rich compared to the other smaller nations around it. Thus providing a gateway for slavery. Where there is rich and poor there is slavery of some sort.
If you have ever seen a hieroglyphic, you probably recognized a few of the symbols. There is the bird, there is snake, there is the dog. Yes Ancient Egypt had a fascination with domestic animals. They tired to domesticate all sorts of animals, tigers, vultures and even insects. Well not all of them worked out but at least we learned from their mistakes. Ancient Egypt were among the first to domesticate wild cats. The cat was a proud animal in their culture. some royal members would have their cats mummified and given a tomb. Some would have their tombs in the same place as their cats. Another ritual with cats was, when your cat died you would have to shave your eyebrows.
Ancient Egypt had a thing with removing hair. Most men would be shaved very young, it would make sense to have less hair in the scorching heat. But this held true for women too. In the fashion of the time, the most beautiful thing for a women’s head was it to be completely shaved. These wouldn’t be lazy shaves but complete total shaves to the scalp.