The Handkerchief invented by the Romans

Before Kleenex or to be more accurate Facial tissues (as Kleenex is a brand name), we blew/wiped our noses with Handkerchiefs. Continue reading

Public Bathing a Roman Practice

The Romans practiced wide scale public bathing. The evidence still exists today, those that still exist were once within the Roman Empire, even though today they may not be within Italy. Continue reading

Dara Dam the First Arch Dam

On the present day border of Syria and Turkey, during the reign of Emperor Justinian, the Byzantine Romans built an arched dam called Dara Dam, circa 550 CE. Continue reading