Swiss Guards uniforms designed by Michelangelo

Michelangelo during the mid-16th century designed a military uniform for the Swiss Guards, Continue reading

First book created in 1st Century Rome

Books started to be created during the 1st Century Rome. Written in Latin, the book was about the Macedonian wars. Continue reading

Apartment Houses for Workers

Apartment houses were built of mud bricks for the purpose of housing labourers in Rome and its Port City of Ostia (now modern Italy). Continue reading

Organized Police Force … around for over 2000 years

Believe it or not, but Organized Police Forces have been around for over 2000 years, circa 6 CE. Continue reading

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