History

A 10,800 year old building in Syria is larger than homes, rounded (or bull-shaped), and has colored painted decorations.

Ancient Hair Dye made gray hair black. But they used lead. Dangerous. But maybe useful for my story.

“During the 2nd century A.D., Claudius Galen, the most famous doctor in the Roman Empire, precisely described the use of a mixture of lead oxide and slaked lime to dye hair black,” Walter told Discovery News.

The researchers mixed these ingredients with water to form a paste. They then dyed blonde human hair with the paste mixture for three days. Each day they X-rayed the hair and magnified it using electron microscopy to see what was going on at the molecular level.

They discovered that the ingredients reacted with the protein building blocks in the hair to form sulfur, allowing the lead to penetrate hair shafts.

Canterbury Cathedral is being held together with duct tape.

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  1. Canterbury Cathedral was one of my favorite spots we visited the summer I studied in London. The thing that impressed me the most was the footsteps worn into the stairs by the pilgrims stepping in the same spot over and over. Yes, they were the shortest path up the stairs. 🙂

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