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Finger computing and abacus with roman children

Finger Computing and roman abacus

finger computing roman childrenThe finger computing system was much more common with the roman than today, when we almost secretly use the fingers to do calculations. In ancient times they of course they also already reckoned in their heads and a computing board as a replacement for today’s calculators. Weiterlesen →

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Real scents! Fragrances of the ancient world

The production method of oils

ancient parfumThere is a method, which is also used during the process of pressing grapes:

Harvested plant material was placed in a burlap bag, the servants using sticks to wring it out. In this process they turned it in the opposite direction, so that the extruded liquid dripped into a collecting vessel. To have more freedom of movement, the servants pinned their robes up with a needle. Weiterlesen →

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Flower garlands and ointments

Flower garlands and ointments, the cure-all remedy?

roman flowersIt was not untypical in Rome for things to be overdone when it came to drinking. Not infrequently it appeared that you were able to dive in to a relaxed and worry free leisure atmosphere that permitted you to enjoy yourself as you please Weiterlesen →

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