Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign.
Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.
Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.
A number of Medieval wooden barrels have been uncovered in Denmark, revealing their less- than-glamorous contents.
Originally built to transport goods and store fish, the barrels were converted into latrines — still filled with their original contents.
"We are talking about 700-year-old…
What a great headline.
First thing you do - analyze the poop.
"Preliminary results of analysis show that raspberries were popular in Odense in the 1300s. The contents also contain small pieces of moss, leather and fabric which were used as toilet paper."
Greek Bronze Muscle Cuirass, c. 4th century BC
The muscle cuirass or heroic cuirass was cast to fit the wearer’s torso and styled to mimic an ideal male physique. These first appear in late Archaic Greece and became widespread throughout the 5th and 4th centuries BC.
This particular cuirass’ girth increases in the lower torso to make it possible for the man who wore this to ride a horse comfortably while still wearing his armor. Although the heavy muscle cuirass would have afforded sturdy protection, in practical terms it might have been too cumbersome, not to mention cost prohibitive, for regular use by an infantryman. The main purpose of the highly figured cuirass was to impress, and it was most likely reserved for military reviews and parades.
The cuirasses were cast in two pieces, the front and the back, then hammered. They were a development from the early Archaic bell-shaped cuirass, weighing about 25 pounds. Examples from the 5th century BC have been found in the tombs of Thracians, whose cavalrymen wore them. The earliest surviving depiction in Greek sculpture seems to be an example on a sculptural warrior’s torso found on the acropolis of Athens and dating around 470 – 460 BC. The muscle cuirass is also depicted on Attic red-figure pottery, which dates from around 530 BC and into the late 3rd century BC.
I got so tired of trying to explain this drink to waitstaff and bartenders in and around the small town I currently live in so I got these business cards and it’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made.
My sister got a microscope for her birthday