September 11, 2012
Why did Ancient Egyptians–both men and women–rim their eyes with heavy black eyeliner? Like the “eye black” worn by modern athletes, the dark colors diminished the glare of the Egyptian sun.
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The Frankish King Charlemagne (747ish AD – 814), was believed to be about 6’ 4 inches tall. His father was known as Pepin the Short.
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I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.