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By Savage, Steele; Winer, Bart Keith

A brilliant and engaging account of the way humans lived from everyday in historic Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Iran, Crete, Greece and Rome.

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C. D. © 2013 Biblical Archaeology Society 37 Life in the Ancient World: Crafts, Society and Daily Practice Ancient Life: Need a Lift? D. The carving was found in the tomb of the Haterii family in Rome; Quintus Haterius Tychicus, a freedman, was probably a building contractor who helped erect some of the multi-storied, marble-clad buildings that lined the Via Sacra, the main street of the Roman Forum. Passionate about machinery, the Romans used construction cranes like this one to build multilevel structures.

The mixture was poured into special molds and allowed to harden. ” Pozzolana concrete was so durable that it was used to build the foundations of Roman bridges. Even river-borne sand and debris failed to erode the bridges’ concrete piers; some of these structures remain in use today. © 2013 Biblical Archaeology Society 38 Life in the Ancient World: Crafts, Society and Daily Practice Ancient Life: Roman Haute Cuisine Fried flamingo, anyone? The Baltimore Museum of Art Were the ancient Romans simply the Italian connoisseurs of their day?

The three performers stand on pedestals that can be rotated by tugging on string wound through holes in the rectangular base—simulating a whirling dance. ” To the ancient Egyptians, the Pygmies were semi-divine—but they were also only semi-human. Because of their diminutive size, they were brutally captured, wrenched from their homes and put to use as dancing slaves. This ambivalent attitude toward the Pygmies is apparent in young Pepi’s warnings to Harkhuf: “Get worthy men to lie around him [the captured Pygmy] in his tent!

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