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Ancient Greek and Roman clothing

Ancient Greeks and Romans wore similar clothes. Women often wove garments for their families from wool or linen. They wove a single square or rectangular piece that could serve multiple uses, such as a garment, blanket, or shroud.

Greco-Roman clothing consisted of two garments: a tunic and a cloak. Both men and women wore sandals, slippers, soft shoes or boots.

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Rethink the mysterious artefacts

enigmatic artifacts from the Viking ‘amulet factory’ found in Denmark, England and Russia. They date back 1000+ years, to the height of the Viking Age.

“The images had always been understood in terms of what we know of Norse mythology,” says Deckers, an archaeologist at the Free University of Brussels.

Deckers argues that the “Valkyriependants represent actual women who played a central role in Viking festivals or ceremonies. Furthermore, they propose 'armed female figurines are part of a larger set of ritual objects that suggest gender roles in Viking-era Europe may have been complex'.

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The History of Lady Justice

The concept of Lady Justice is very old, dating back to ancient Greek and Egyptian times.

  • Themis was Greek goddess of justice, law, order, and good counsel. Themis uses the scales of justice to always remain balanced and pragmatic. 
  • Ancient Egyptians had Ma’at of the Old Kingdom, who represented order and justice carried with her a sword and the Feather of Truth. 
  • However, the modern concept of Lady Justice is most similar to the Roman goddess Justitia. Justitia has become the ultimate symbol of justice in Western civilization. In Roman art, Justitia is often depicted with the sword and scales alongside her sister Prudentia who holds a mirror and a snake.

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