I hate to break this to you, but money isn’t actually made of paper, which also proves that money doesn’t actually grow on trees. Most banknotes are 25% linen and 75% cotton, which is why they have such a distinct look and feel. Back in the 19th century, money was made of parchment paper. That’s why people could very easily counterfeit it, unlike now.
A wedding ring can indicate whether someone is married and provides clues about their place of residence and cultural heritage. The finger on which the ring is worn, the material from which it is made, and the shape of the wedding ring itself play an important role.
I bet you’ve got an antiseptic or a pack of antibacterial wet wipes in your bag. Once the germ theory got known to the public, people started being quite careful about hygiene. But back in the day, no one knew anything about germs and the physicians back then strongly believed it was poisoned air that people needed to be careful about. Therefore, a special outfit was invented.
Now imagine... You’re in Ancient Egypt... It’s 5,000 years ago... Impressed by your fairness and decency, the pharaoh’s wizard summons you. He explains to you that he has chosen you as the heir to his powers to fight the evil forces of the world.You accept the responsibility. All you have to do is call the wizard’s name out loud, and you’ll invoke the power of six Egyptian deities to become invulnerable in every way... Okay, I need to stop you right here before this daydream gets too exciting...Snap out of it this instant! It is not your OG story, it’s Black Adam’s — at least in one version of the comics. You know him, DC Universe’s invincible and immortal hero-but-not-really or in other words villain-but-not-really... Thanks to my very own telepathy power, I can sense that now you want to know what his powers are that make him so indestructible.
Ships have been around for at least 6,000 years, dating back to Ancient Egypt. In the beginning, they were used for trading and exploring. Ships as an attraction became a thing only a bit over a hundred years ago. But the first cruise ship wasn’t the infamous Titanic as you might think. The first cruise ship that took passengers on a voyage was a German ship called “Prinzessin Victoria Luise” back in 1900, and it served for 6 years. Modern ships are of course more advanced, but they still have a limited lifespan — they usually serve for about 30 years. A ship much older than that isn’t considered safe and stable anymore due to the metal fatigue, most often of the ship’s hull.
They are superfast, super smart, can defeat pretty much anyone, and only exist in movies and literature. Well, not really — ninjas are among us, at least one of them. Jinichi Kawakami [dzi-NI-ki ka-wa-KA-mi], a 73-year-old engineer, is probably Japan’s last true ninja grandmaster. He’s the 21st head of the Ban Clan. This family has ninja roots going back 500 years. And it looks like Jinichi will become the final one, as he doesn’t have plans to pass his skills over to a 22nd clan head. If you believe the Japanese folklore, the ninjas’ ancestor is a demon that was half man and half crow.
If you think of a prisoner, you probably imagine them wearing an orange jumpsuit. This is true, but it wasn’t always like this. Originally, prisoners in the US were wearing uniforms with black-and-white stripes. In the early 20th century, things started to change. And switching these colors to something else was supposed to cut off the association with gangs. Orange jumpsuits appeared in the 70s. Inmates don’t always wear them: only when being transported or going outside. Why? For higher visibility. Wearing striking orange, an inmate can’t get away and get lost in the crowd easily.
The ancient Egyptian civilization appreciated beauty and perfection so much that they were at the forefront of sophisticated cosmetics and beauty regimens. From makeup and hairstyling to manicures and dermatological treatments to postpone the effects of aging, they cared for everything. Many of the cosmetics used today in our beauty routines are, in fact, evolved versions of those utilized by the ancient Egyptians thousands of years ago.
Some movies remain forever in our memory, even if years go by without watching them. That’s not surprising, since it’s hard to forget a truly immersive experience that takes you to fantastic worlds for a few hours and shows you exciting adventures. People who grew up watching The Mummy movies have a unique feeling of nostalgia when rediscovering Ancient Egypt and the universe created by the franchise.
Both men and women in Ancient Egypt followed a beauty regimen, and taking care of their skin and hair was an essential part of their daily lives. Although most of us know that the ancient Egyptians took good care of their appearance, it may surprise many of us that we can still use some of their beauty practices.
Most of us might not know this, but skirts are actually the second-oldest type of clothing in the history of the world. These days, they are predominantly regarded as women’s clothing, but way back in the day, skirts were unisex garments, and men wore them with pride. Even nowadays, they are part of the traditional clothing of several cultures around the world.
Life in distant times can seem somehow a little less real than ours. So when we think about Ancient Egypt, for example, we remember the great pyramids and pharaohs but we don’t know much about the way people actually lived there. However, their lives were just as full as ours: they played sports and board games and had housewarming parties.
The first “furniture” humans had were tree stumps, rocks, and mossy areas. Gradually people learned how to construct and make their own pieces of furniture. Ancient Egypt was a pioneer when it came to seating — producing the first chairs and stools. Later their knowledge was adopted by ancient Greece and ancient Rome who diversified interior items with thrones and couches.
Cinema is one of the most popular kinds of art and what entire mass culture is often based on. Thanks to films, we develop certain ideas about famous people, countries, and time periods. But not all of them are true.
People have always wanted to look attractive. In fact, back in Ancient Egypt, men and women alike painted kohl around their eyes to make them look larger; and in Ancient Greece, they used soot to make mascara. With the development of knowledge and technology, fashion was advancing too, resulting in inventions even more unusual and dangerous.
Movies are one of the most powerful pushers of pop culture, which is why everything they show us in the form of images or ideas gets firmly settled in our minds. An enormous amount of myths, including historical ones, were born thanks to various flicks, like the myth that a thumb pointed down signified a death sentence for a gladiator, that Vikings wore horned helmets, and that Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake.”
Over the course of history, we’ve gotten to know many rulers that became popular for different reasons, and in many cases, thanks to their bad qualities as well. These rulers have transcended their time thanks to works of art, novels, theater, and, in recent years, cinema and television. Today, many celebrities are proud to bring to your screen the stories of these famous rulers, in order to inspire you and the rest of the public to learn more about humanity’s past.
From a light skin moisturizer and translucent lip balm, to bright eye shadows and fake eyelashes, there are many different ways that men are using makeup nowadays. While for many people male makeup still feels taboo, this trend seems to be on the rise now, and we are seeing more and more men with beauty products on their faces, both at red carpet events and in everyday life.
When people speak about ancient times, they basically envision uneducated people who gathered harvest and believed in evil spirits and curses. But those are stereotypes that live in our minds. The life of ancient Egyptians was so hectic that even people living today would be surprised.
The process of mummifying a single body used to take 70 days in Ancient Egypt. The rather long ordeal was carried out as they believed that the mummified body would serve as a “home” for the late person’s spirit. Earlier this month, dozens of ancient coffins were discovered in Cairo and what the archaeologists found out further was even more interesting.
Ancient Egyptians worshipped the cat-looking Goddess Bastet and seem to have passed the baton for adoring these purring 4-legged creatures to us. The entire internet continues to watch every move cats make and every funny thing they do. But what do we really know about cats? Are they as simple as they seem?
What do we know about ancient Egyptians? They invented paper, they mummified pharaohs, and they built mysterious pyramids — the secrets of which still haven’t been uncovered by the leading scientists of the world. Of course, all of this is extremely interesting, but there are many other, no less impressive, facts about Ancient Egypt. What’s more, Egyptians’ weekdays were much brighter and hectic than we can imagine.
Queen Cleopatra is perhaps the most famous woman of ancient times. Everyone knows her for her unbelievable beauty rituals and her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. But we can only guess what the life of this great ruler was really like.
In Ancient Egypt, the wooden spoon wasn’t used for food exclusively, but also for applying cosmetics and even rituals. And they came in the most bizarre forms, like as a dog chasing a fish or a squatting cat-god. Unfortunately, nowadays, wooden spoons are often neglected in favor of metal, plastic, or silicone ones, despite the many benefits they provide.
History may not be a very popular hobby these days, but there are several facts about the past that even people who are far from historians know about. We’ve all heard the story about 300 Spartans and about what happened to witches in the Middle Ages. These stories became popular thanks to movies and seem to be true. But if we start checking reliable sources, we’ll quickly find out that many events didn’t quite happen the way we think they did.
In ancient Egypt, people worshipped the goddess Bastet, half-girl, half-cat. Even the pharaohs made sacrifices in the Bastet temple. Since then, more than 2,000 years have passed. Today’s cats are cute creatures that you want to cuddle and stroke. But not these 20 cats. They look like they want to enslave the world.
There’s a long line of history between humans and cats, dating back to the BC era. They were worshipped as gods in Ancient Egypt and were used as helpful predators to the commoners. Since then, we’ve welcomed them into our homes and have fallen in love with them. In modern times, they kill us with cuteness because of their big eyes, soft paws, and loving purrs.
Most people are aware of how amazing honey is for sweetening your food when you don’t want to use sugar or how perfectly it softens your cakes and cookies. But honey is so much more than just a tasty treat, it has dozens of other uses due to its healing and antibiotic properties. No wonder that in Ancient Egypt it was used as a medicine more often than any other substance.
Cats have been a part of our life for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt the goddess of joy, love, and beauty called Bastet, had the head of a cat. Let's enjoy cats' cuteness and share their photos with each other.
Since the times of ancient Egypt, people have worn wedding rings on the third finger of their hand. Today, in some countries it’s worn on the left hand, in others on the right. But why is it always on the third finger in particular?