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Which colours did one have to ones disposal in the Iron Age and the Middle Ages (NL)?

In both eras, many colours were in use. Clothes were dyed, but houses as well and you name what more. The most difficult to get colours (dark ones) were also the most expensive ones...

How did the people of the lake fortress dress (LV)?

Excavated material permits reconstruction of the dress of the people living on the island. Women wore long linen shirts with half-length or full length sleeves. Simple wraparound skirts were made from a rectangular piece of woollen fabric...

(Roman) Wall Fresco

Ratna Drost (NL)

Two modes of painting were practiced in Greco-Roman antiquity: painting on movable tablets and painting directly on stuccoed walls. In case of the Roman wall paintings, two principles govern the selection of compositions. One is hierarchy by which the rooms are decorated with respect to their importance in a program of activities; the other is function, which calls for a practical coordination between activity and appearance.

Paleofestival, La Spezia, Italy

Edoardo Ratti (IT)

The paleofestival has taken place annually in La Spezia, Italy, since 2005. It is a very popular, engaging event which combines experimental prehistoric archaeology with other educational activities. Museums, parks, and Italian and foreign archaeologists can meet at the festival to promote their activities to a wider audience...

Peindre sur les parois de grottes

LORBLANCHET, M., "Peindre sur les parois de grottes", Dossiers de l'Archéologie, vol. 46, Dijon, Les Editions Faton, pp. 33-39, 10/1980.

La pittura Etrusca

SANTELLA, L., "La pittura Etrusca", I Quaderni di Antiquitates, Civitella Cesi-Blera (VT), Antiquitates, Centro di Archeologia Sperimentale, pp. 16, 2005.


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