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The character “&” evolved from “et” (Latin for “and”) written in Old Roman cursive in the first century AD.  In the US, it was once taught to children as the 27th letter of the alphabet.
Depicted: Evolution of the ampersand from Old Roman cursive to Carolingian Miniscule.  We no longer use Carolingian Miniscule but our modern ampersand is still written in a similar script.

The character “&” evolved from “et” (Latin for “and”) written in Old Roman cursive in the first century AD.  In the US, it was once taught to children as the 27th letter of the alphabet.

Depicted: Evolution of the ampersand from Old Roman cursive to Carolingian Miniscule.  We no longer use Carolingian Miniscule but our modern ampersand is still written in a similar script.

12:31 am, BY 23skidoo[12 notes]

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The ancient Roman public baths were heated by smoke and hot air that circulated under the floors and in the walls, which were always hollow.  Bathers could even count on hot water warmed by furnaces.  It was considered indecent for a woman to bathe at night.  After the fall of the Roman Empire, Roman baths lived on in the form of Turkish baths.
Depicted: Steam rising from the Great Bath in Bath, England (the namesake for the town).  Its oldest sections date to the 1st century AD but the majority of it was built within the next 300 years.  It underwent modification and restoration in the 12th, 18th and 19th centuries.

The ancient Roman public baths were heated by smoke and hot air that circulated under the floors and in the walls, which were always hollow.  Bathers could even count on hot water warmed by furnaces.  It was considered indecent for a woman to bathe at night.  After the fall of the Roman Empire, Roman baths lived on in the form of Turkish baths.

Depicted: Steam rising from the Great Bath in Bath, England (the namesake for the town).  Its oldest sections date to the 1st century AD but the majority of it was built within the next 300 years.  It underwent modification and restoration in the 12th, 18th and 19th centuries.

12:50 am, BY 23skidoo[20 notes]