Who Invented the Toilet? The History of Flush Toilets

Who Invented the Toilet The History of Flush Toilets

While traveling, you might encounter a wide range of different toilets and see how these toilets are used. A self-cleaning toilet in Japan is different from a flushing toilet in Belgium and differs from a hole in the ground in some remote places. However, they are almost exclusively some form of flushing toilets. How did …

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The Sutton Hoo Helmet: An Iron Face of the Vendel Period

Sutton Hoo Helmet

Sutton Hoo is a burial hill in the English county of Suffolk. It was found at the end of 1930, and probably the most significant archeological finds through the whole history of Great Britain were made there. Among these was a ship burial that dates back to the edge of the VI and VII centuries.This …

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Les Sans-Culottes: Marat’s Heart and Soul of the French Revolution

Sans-Culottes

The sans-culottes, the name for the commoners that fought against the monarchy during the rebellion, were arguably the heart and soul of the French Revolution.  With their name derived from their choice in apparel — loose fitting pantaloons, wooden shoes, and red liberty caps — the sans-culottes were workers, artisans, and shopkeepers; patriotic, uncompromising, egalitarian, …

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