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The Earliest Moustache in History? February 14, 2014

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
The Earliest Moustache in History?

The strangest things survive in the strangest places. Take the separated moustache of antique Persia, which is sometimes found in ancient visual representations. Heading this post is a Roman sculpture of a dying Persian and, here below, is a Parthian woolen piece that somehow survived from the first century B.C. and which is kept in […]

Female Flyting in the Raj? August 17, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval, Modern

It has been a long day and Beach has not had time to look for this in all the normal works of reference. However, this story (or fiction?) rang no bells and as Beach has – disgrace upon disgrace – never had a Pakistani story before he thought he’d take a risk. A curious custom, […]