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Wedding Ring Customs around the World: Then and Now

08th August 2012
The earliest documented exchange of wedding rings was around 4800 years ago in ancient Egypt. Back then the ring was believed to possess supernatural powers, an unending band symbolizing eternal love. Imagery on ancient papyrus scrolls reveal braided hemp... Read >
Author: David W

The History of Menís Ties

25th March 2011
No manís wardrobe can be complete without a good set of ties. Wearing a tie gives the impression that youíre stylish, a go-getter, and that you mean business. Ties are used to show a personís identity, occupation, social status, even loyalty to a certain ... Read >
Author: Cliff Spears

The Museums of the Vatican

10th February 2011
The Vatican Museums have become so crowded that the authorities have had to resort to four color coded tours to impose order. The only one that covers all the important sights is the yellow tour, which supposedly lasts five hours, but by following the yel... Read >
Author: Adrian Vultur

Evolution of Candle wick

15th June 2010
The ancient Romans, as early 250 B.C., were believed to discover the first candle wick made from papyrus reeds dipped repeatedly in animal fats called tallow or beeswax. Although the Egyptians and the Cretans were first recorded to have used candles those... Read >
Author: Paul Lowe

The Evolution of Insulation

02nd February 2010
Even though it might be considered by many to be a "modern luxury," insulation is by no means new. In fact, civilizations like the ancient Egyptians and the ancient Romans utilized forms of insulation. The use of insulation to regulate temperatures and pr... Read >
Author: Robert Bell

Raise your glasses in a Christmas toast

10th December 2009
It's a heart-warming thought to think of the Christmas toast. It conjures up pictures of happy families gathered round the festive table lifting their glasses in a seasonal toast. Alternatively, it is something we associate with the boss's speech at the a... Read >
Author: Article Publisher

Grand Gala - The Queen of Roses

10th September 2009
Did you know that fossil evidence found in Egyptian tombs suggests that roses have been around for about 35 million years? Cultivating roses was a practice that only began five thousand years ago in China, though it did not take long for the genus Rosa to... Read >
Author: Cesar Booth

Strawberry Tattoos ‚Äď All About Strawberry Tattoos

21st July 2009
Strawberry tattoos are some of the most sought after tattoo design for females because strawberry has a strong feminine connotation. It also represents fertility, temptation and passion. Wearers of this tattoo want to express their feelings and ideas of i... Read >
Author: Dave Luc

The Legend of Claddagh Rings

08th May 2009
The Claddagh ring is known worldwide as a traditional symbol of love and friendship. Claddagh rings are given as gifts of friendship, love, or worn as wedding rings. These rings are also passed from parent to child as family heirlooms. The Claddagh ri... Read >
Author: Allison Ryan

History of the scarf

10th November 2006
The history of the scarf dates back at least as far as ancient Rome. A linen kerchief known as a sudarium (Latin term for "sweat cloth") was used by the Romans to wipe their necks and faces. The ancient Romans developed the scarf into a diverse men's fash... Read >
Author: Patrick Altoft
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