Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Monday, July 22, 2013,
18th century engraving of Eleazar's exploit as described in the bible. Courtesy of Wiki-Commons
One of the most interesting and unusual uses of domesticated animals in history was the use of war elephants, which probably first began around 4,000 BCE in the Indus River Valley. Later, the largest land mammals in the animal kingdom were used in many battles including against Alexander the Great's forces, by Hannibal's Carthaginian army against the Romans and by the Sultans of India when fighting... Continue reading ...
Posted by Andrew Griffiths on Wednesday, June 26, 2013,
High heel shoes have their roots in ancient civilization and have existed in some form or another ever since. From then until the modern incarnation of the shoe, it has often been more than just a practical piece of footwear and has acted as a Symbol of social class, gender and sexuality.