Brassiere before the Modern Bra

Roman women of the 1st Century wore Mamillare (Brassiere) long before the modern bra, which was created in 1912 by a Parisian Designer by the name of Madame Cadolle. Continue reading

Highly Polished Metal in making of Full Length Mirrors

Rome during the first century made Full-length mirrors of highly polished metal, Silver was preferred (other metal were used) due to it reflective ability to reflect true colours. 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

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

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

Voluptale Printed a Cookbook

Bartolema Scappi printed a cookbook in 1485, De Honeste Voluptate ac Valetudine (Concerning Honest Pleasure and Well-being) Continue reading