Curator’s Corner Season 1 Episode 7. Minimus. Make a Greek Scytale Cipher. Happy New Year!
Are you like me with a house full of wrapping paper for recycling? We have lots and also a few of these great cardboard cylinders that were in the middle of some rolls of Christmas wrapping paper. What could be better for a spot of Ancient Greek code breaking? The scytale is a coding device that was first used by the ancient Greeks and Spartans back the 5th Century BC. It consists of two identical wooden cylinders around which you wrap a strip of leather or parchment and write your message. According to Simon Singh in his excellent book ‘The Code Book’, the messenger could sometimes disguise the strip by wearing it as a belt! Greekvase. Ancient Rome Free Games, Activities, and Homework Help for Kids. Toga party!!! An easy fibula pin tutorial.
What are fibula pins?
These are fibula pins. They're a very ancient style of fastener, used since Roman times. Just imagine all the famous togas they must have held together! Many jewelry-making peeps are familiar with these, but some of you may not have heard of them. There are tutorials online, but they can get complex. So today I thought I'd show you how to make a nifty simple one. Supplies you will need: just craft wire and a few beads. Next, make a small bend near the loop, like so: Then bend the long tail of wire sideways, at right angles to the bent section. Now thread on a few beads. Almost done! Keep turning until the circle goes all the way around, then a little bit more - so the long tail comes over the top and sticks out parallel to the length of the pin. Now close the pin (hook the long tail into the bent-loop end) and snip off the excess. It's a good idea to file the sharp end a little smoother - try an emery board or a metal nail file.
Ta-da! Roman orgy optional. Make a Roman Wax Tablet. Writing tablets have been used for thousands of years, long before paper was readily available.
In ancient Greece and Rome, wax tablets were very popular. These were small, book sized wooden tablets that were hollowed out on one side and covered with a thin layer of wax. You could write on the wax with a stylus – a pointy tool made of metal, wood or bone. If you wanted to change your message you could either smooth the wax out again or heat it up to melt it. Two tablets were often tied together so they could be open and shut like a book, protecting your writing. The pictures above were found on walls in Pompeii. Make a Roman oil lamp.
We recently went on a camping holiday which made me think about how different life must have been before there was electric light.
It is very hard to do anything once the daylight goes, even with plenty of candles about. So what was it like before electricity was invented? Oil lamps have been found in many Ancient civilizations and there are many examples of Roman oil lamps. Many of these were made from clay which was set in moulds and then fired. The lamps were often decorated with patterns or pictures like this one in the British Museum, which has a picture of gladiators fighting on it! Film fabrication papyrus. DIY ancient roman earrings. Motifs romains à colorier. Traducteur : Beurton-Sharp, Lorraine Editeur : UsborneFormat & Nombre de pages : 32 p. | 250 x 216 mm Au fil de magnifiques motifs à colorier, ce beau livre nous invite à découvrir la vie au temps des Romains.
Les images à colorier reprennent les motifs et les couleurs caractéristiques de la Rome antique. Des informations historiques et artistiques accompagnent les coloriages et permettent d’en savoir plus sur la vie quotidienne des Romains, la décoration des objets d’art et des intérieurs, le culte des dieux et des déesses, etc.Ce livre de coloriage, qui contient une mine d’informations artistiques et historiques sur la Rome antique, séduira les jeunes et les moins jeunes.Le papier de qualité supérieure est adapté aux crayons de couleur et aux feutres ainsi qu’à l’aquarelle.
À partir de 7 ans. Pour plus d’informations, consultez le site de l’éditeur. How to make armour: Making a Aspis Shield / Greek Shield + pattern. Fourni par Traduction The aspis (pl. aspides) is the Greek round shield most frequently carried by hoplites as part of the panoply.
Hoplologia started studying the construction of the aspis in July 2008. As soon as research was started it became obvious that neither the academic world nor the reenactment world actually knew, for certain, how to construct an aspis, although many secondary sources exist with pictures that infer or suggest how an aspis might be built. It is worth noting at the outset that, to the best of our knowledge, two original aspides exist in collections, as well as more than forty fragments. A quick digression: It is easy, even for a veteran historian, to assume that elements of the past are continuous and thus linked and thus–by a leap of faith–the same.