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23 07, 2017

Medieval Islamic clothing

By |2019-10-04T05:28:17-07:00July 23rd, 2017|Clothing, Islam|6 Comments

Medieval Islamic clothing: women covered their heads with veils, and men wore hats or turbans. Why did people cover up their bodies? It was hot in the Islamic Empire. So people mostly dressed to protect themselves from the sun. The best way to keep from getting sunburns was to keep your skin covered with cloth [...]

12 06, 2017

What is a wet nurse? History of wetnursing

By |2018-05-08T08:36:59-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|0 Comments

What is a wet nurse? An ancient Egyptian wet nurse nursing a baby (From the tomb of one of the daughters of Akhenaten) What is a wet nurse? A wet nurse is a woman who breast-feeds somebody else's baby, either for money or because she is enslaved. From the Stone Age up until the [...]