Dominoes of China

Derived from a dice game, dominoes were played in China around the 12th Century. Continue reading

Augustus Caesar

Augustus (Latin: Imperātor Caesar Dīvī Fīlius Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was the founder of the Roman Principate and considered the first Roman emperor, controlling the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Continue reading

The Bikini is Nothing New

Its a teeny, weeny, yellow polka-dotted bikini, was not invented in the mid 20th Century. Continue reading

Early example of political propaganda

During the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, 17 BCE, the depictions of a comet by a western civilization were stamped onto coins. Continue reading

Emperor of Rome

Gaius Octavius (also known as Octavian) Emperor of Rome, the grandnephew of Julius Caesar. Continue reading

First Lace factory

Venetian noblewoman, Duchess Morosina Morosini, set up the first Lace factory, while under the direction of Catina Gardin, in 1595. Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci, father of the Parachute

We all know who Leonardo da Vinci was, that he was the father of many ideas, and at his time thought to have been crazy… Continue reading

Mount Vesuvius Volcanic Eruption Described

on August 24th 79 CE, Mount Vesuvius's deadly volcanic eruption destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Continue reading

Oyster farming circa 110 BCE

A Roman Fisherman by the name of Sergius Orata, built sheltered fishponds, that provided posts for larval oysters to attached to and grow. Continue reading

Fireproofing Ones Home in Ancient Rome

After the great fire of 64 CE in Rome which destroyed many multi-level mud brick buildings, mostly apartment dwellings. Continue reading