Beauty standards change constantly. Those changes may have been slower before the 17th Century, but they still came. Every culture had different standards and recipes based on what was available, what was in fashion and who they interacted with. While I don’t think we should be going around painting our faces with lead these days,… Read More Pre 17th Century Cosmetics
After spending the day at an SCA event called Tyger Hunt with a wonderful group of people who are forming the Middle Kingdom Courtesans Guild, I decided to learn a bit more. And if you ever get the chance to visit the Courtesans Guild Salon tent, please enjoy the company and if you are so… Read More Courtesans
Artemis and Apollo sit on a rock under a grape arbor, a dog between them. Artemis is dressed in hunting boots and short chiton, her quiver visible behind her right shoulder, torch in hand. Apollo, nude, holds a stringed instrument (a “kithera”) and a plectrum
Featured image from: https://art.thewalters.org/detail/31947/artemis-and-apollo/
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From home schooling to great centres of education, every culture had a way of teaching their young the skills they would need as they grew up.
featured image from : https://www.theepochtimes.com/education-in-ancient-china-from-the-three-character-classic_2254568.html… Read More Schooling and Education Pre 17th Century
This week there is no real “new” post. I’ve collected lots of links recently so I’ve updated some of my older posts with new information. The following posts have all had some information updated: Museum Links links added at the bottom of the post. Still not organized by category, but sometimes museum links are fun to… Read More May 28th 2018