The Complete History of Beer

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. The Wandering Antiquarian may earn a commission from purchases made through these links. While I have discussed the history of wine previously, the history of beer may be just as interesting and span even farther back in time. Beer likely emerged alongside the Neolithic Revolution which is whenContinue reading “The Complete History of Beer”

French Culture Through Pictures

This post may contain affiliate links. The Wandering Antiquarian may earn a commission from purchases made through these links. Did you know Paris is home to more than two million people? While this is a large number, it’s no where close to France’s total population of 67 million, not to mention all those other millionsContinue reading “French Culture Through Pictures”

Victorian Fashion: From 1840s to 1890s

This post may contain affiliate links. The Wandering Antiquarian may earn a commission from purchases made through these links. A common misconception about Victorian fashion (specifically women’s fashion) is that there is only one “look,” but in fact, since the Victorian era spanned several decades, fashion during this era was quite variable. This is especiallyContinue reading “Victorian Fashion: From 1840s to 1890s”

The Japanese Tea Ceremony

After reading The Art and Craft of Tea by Joseph Wesley Uhl, I slowly started to become fascinated with the art of making and enjoying tea. While I have previously written about different types of teas in another post, I failed to mention much of the culture behind tea and tea preparation, especially in JapaneseContinue reading “The Japanese Tea Ceremony”

What is Commedia dell’Arte?

This post may contain affiliate links. The Wandering Antiquarian may earn a commission from purchases made through these links. Commedia dell’arte, translating as “comedy of the profession,” was a highly popular type of theatrical entertainment that blossomed in Italy between the 1500s and 1700s. However, this theatrical form did not only exist in Italy. ItContinue reading “What is Commedia dell’Arte?”

Italian Culture Through Pictures

This post may contain affiliate links. The Wandering Antiquarian may earn a commission from purchases made through these links. In my last post of this type, Japanese Culture Through Pictures, I found that it seemed to get pretty popular, which I didn’t expect. I’m glad it got some attention because culture and anthropology are someContinue reading “Italian Culture Through Pictures”

History of the Record Player

This post may contain affiliate links. The Wandering Antiquarian may earn a commission from purchases made through these links. Music has been around since the dawn of civilization thanks to the talent of musicians, but for many thousands of years, if there were no musicians around, there would be no music. We take music on-demandContinue reading “History of the Record Player”

What Did The Ancient Egyptians Eat?

This post may contain affiliate links. The Wandering Antiquarian may earn a commission from purchases made through these links. In a post I made in the past, I discussed the food from the early 1900s and how it was different from the food we are familiar with today. As it turns out, tastes a onlyContinue reading “What Did The Ancient Egyptians Eat?”

The Art of Architecture: The Colosseum

This post may contain affiliate links. The Wandering Antiquarian may earn a commission from purchases made through these links. The Colosseum is one of the most recognizable buildings in the city of Rome, besides the Pantheon, of course. With its massive, circular structure, many arches, and impressive history of holding immense battles within its wallsContinue reading “The Art of Architecture: The Colosseum”

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