Bronze Thimbles Found at Pompeii and Herculaneum

Bronze Thimbles found in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, both cities were destroyed and buried by a volcanic eruption in 79 CE. Continue reading

Freight Elevators of a Different Kind

When you hear the words "Freight Elevators", you may invasion the larger than normal elevators moving skids of product from one floor to the next, come to mind. Continue reading

Sales Tax: Introduction of Concept

"Centesima Rerum Venalium" is what it was called in Rome in the 6th year of the 1st Century. Continue reading

Plate Armour Replaces Chain Mail Armour

During the 1st Century, the Roman Legionnaires replaced the mail shirts (chain mail) called Lorica Hamata with a more practical Plate Armour called Lorica Segmentata (Segmented Iron Shirt). Continue reading

Then there was Light… by Lanterns

During the Roman era, lanterns made of clay with an opening at the front, this enabled people to take lights (oil or candle) outside. Continue reading

3D computer model of an Old Master sculpture

In 1999, Jack V. Wasserman, an Art Historian at Temple University, (Philadelphia, PA, USA) and help from the researchers of the T.J. Watson Center of International Business Machines (Yorktown Heights, NY, USA), created a Three-dimensional computer model of an Old Master sculpture. Continue reading

Human Anatomy Treatise

Mondino de' Luzzi wrote the human anatomy dissection treatise Anathomia Mundini which was published in 1316 Continue reading

First Roman Greenhouses

Roman greenhouses were covered with thin sheets of translucent stone and in use the first century CE. Continue reading

Emperor Titus Holds Sports Spectacular

Emperor Titus celebrates the opening of the 50,000-seat Colosseum in Rome in 80 CE with a three-day event. Continue reading

De Materia Medica Pharmacopoeia Published

Greek pharmacologist Pedanius Dioscorides published a five-volume pharmacopoeia titled De Materia Medica in 77 CE. Continue reading