With the development of technologies and new methods of research, we can claim that we know everything about the ancients. However, the more we learn about their everyday life, the more this knowledge fascinates us because some practices of the ancients were too bizarre even for our modern standards.
We at Bright Side gathered 10 facts about ancient people that will totally baffle and amaze you and make you say “Wow!”
1. Women used lead and sulfur to dye their hair
People have been coloring their hair since ancient times, but the lack of knowledge in chemistry and incorrect use of the wrong substances sometimes ended badly for their health.
The ancients also used plant materials to dye their hair, but the effect did not last long. The Greeks and Romans used a permanent hair dye that consisted of different chemicals including sulfur.