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Interesting History

Interesting History

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Pessaries (300s BC - 1900s) A pessary is a vaginal suppository used to kill sperm and/or block their passage through the cervix. It's one of the oldest contraceptive devices, having been used for over 3,000 years in various cultures. Ancient pessaries were often made from animal feces (crocodile in Egypt, elephant in India), along with a honey, ground up fruit and bark. Once inserted, the pessary would melt at body temperature and form an impenetrable covering on the cervix.

8 Barbaric Old School Contraceptives and Sexual Deterrents

Amenhotep III wrapped. Amenhotep III, King of Egypt (1390-1352 BC) Amenhotep III was the son and successor of Thutmose IV. The supposed divine nature of his birth is represented in a series of reliefs inside the Luxor Temple.

Article about headcoverings for women in the Viking Age.

"path" by Leo Reynolds / Abney Park Cemetery / Stoke Newington, London, England, UK

Pompeii - Roman Baths

A set of 70 books were found about 5 years ago in Jordan."Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD. This estimate is based on the form of corrosion which has taken place, which experts believe would be impossible to achieve artificially."

Celtic Sword

Celtic dagger and sheath made of iron and bronze, found in the grave of a celtic prince in Hochdorf, Germany aka the man with the golden shoes, the Hochdorf prince. Some corals as decoration are on the hilt and on the sheath. The dagger has a length of around 42 cm (16.5").

Celtic women's armor.

Stone of Scone (pronounced scon, rhymes with Ron). Starting with Robert the Bruce, Scotland's kings have sat on this stone to be crowned. The English stole it 700 years ago and kept it under their coronation chair, but with Scotland's parliamentary independence in the 1990s, the Scots asked for it back and got it! It is honorably displayed with Scotland's crown jewels. (Scotland doesn't have the impressive gems that England has, but it is elegant!) Edinburgh Castle

Sarcophagus-effigy at Dunkeld Cathedral of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, Alasdair Mór mac an Rígh, and called the Wolf of Badenoch (1343 – 20 June 1405). He was the third surviving son of King Robert II of Scotland and youngest by his first wife, Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan. Alexander married the widowed Euphemia I, Countess of Ross, but they had no children although he did have a large family by his longtime mistress, Mairead inghean Eachann.


Ancient Celtic art sword 700 - 200 BC

Prayer book ~ silver pierced book binding, Netherlands, ca. 1680

The New World Order- Secret Societies and Biblical Prophecy~This is fascinating and worth your time to watch. You won't be disappointed.


Egyptian Sheet gold finger and toe coverings, plus sandals, from the tomb of three minor wives of Thutmose III at Wady Gabbanat el-Qurud, circa 1479-1425 B.C.

HUGE Family Tree of the British Royal Family all the way back to 1066

Prince William Lineage - Creative Family Trees

A zip-line from the 1920's.

1930s Oyster shuckers, Children of The Great Depression

Special apparatus for drawing the stocking seam on your leg during WWII's stocking shortage

1930's advertisement~ How things have changed!

Yelmo de gala de Guidobaldo Della Rovere, duque de Urbino. Milan (Italia). 1540-1550. Maestro Filippo Negroli. Armor Museum Hermitage - Burgonet helmet ca. 1535 via The Hermitage Museum

Old helm

The Pipers - Over a 1000 pipers died during WWI. These extraordinary men were sitting ducks as they went over the top to pipe their men into battle. Piper Harry Lunan was the last surviving piper and he said, “I just played whatever came in to my head, but I was worried about tripping on the uneven ground, which interrupted my playing. The enemy fire was murderous, the men were falling all around me. I was lucky to survive. Hearing the pipes gave the troops courage.”