Dyes, first used thousands upon thousands of years ago, add value and meaning to objects through color pigmentation. They have a long and industrious history and can be used for decorative but also functional and aesthetic purposes. As time has passed and technology has progressed, dyes have evolved to include synthetic as well as natural products.
Rome was a very urban society. Having large groups of people together in a small area can lead to sanitation and health problems. The Romans who were a very practical people began to realize the importance of plumbing and they laid the foundations for modern plumbing and sanitation systems.
As we are all spending hours in our backyards barbequing this summer, I can practically guarantee that most of us do not think about when or where the first BBQ was! And, those that do, probably think that it was us Americans who came up with this delectable way to cook foods. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Bellingham, having resolved to murder somebody in the hopes of being hanged, went to the House of Commons on May 11 intending to shoot Leveson-Gower, whom he hated, but was having second thoughts because of Gower’s sinfulness.
Brahmneshwar Nath Mahadev temple is a pilgrimage for residents of Central India, especially during the Mahashivratri festival. People from nearby areas come to offer water and prayer to Lord Shiva.
A visit to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with Lexington as its cultural epicenter will leave visitors full of great memories, historical knowledge, and great cuisine.
While plumbing fixtures and water transportation methods may not spring to mind when thinking about major historic achievements, that doesn’t mean the field is without its interesting quirks and landmarks.
I am sitting next to Bou Meng, a lean man in his 70s, who had the unique, rare fate of escaping being murdered in the Khmer Rouge S-21 prison camp in Phnom Penh.
Historically speaking we’re the lucky ones. Comfortable beds are a relatively new phenomenon. Here is a brief history of humankind’s development of the bed. After which you will be thanking your lucky stars that you have a bed at all!
North Europeans like myself are notoriously prone to bipolar “disorder” and seasonal affective “disorder.” Are these really disorders, or are our minds and bodies telling us that we are forcing ourselves into a pattern of summer productivity which is ultimately unsustainable?