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Flexible Glass in Tiberius’ Rome February 20, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
Flexible Glass in Tiberius' Rome

Beachcombing has never understood the irrational pleasure of glass. Holding a wine glass in our hands – whatever the content – is surely one of the house’s hidden joys and conversely having a chipped glass or one with any line of imperfection is strangely irritating. It was while contemplating one such imperfect glass yesterday in Beachcombing’s favourite […]

Ancient Britons Killing Roman Elephants? June 15, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
Ancient Britons Killing Roman Elephants?

                  In 43 AD, the Romans finally – after decades of flip-flopping – decide to conquer Britain. The British-Celtic tribes in the island would, however, be confronted not only by a professional Roman army that was about 50,000 strong. The Romans decided to also bring some war elephants […]