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How did ancient people escape the summer heat   [Copy link] 中文

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Ancient people in the southern parts of China preferred to use a cylinder-shaped bamboo ware, which is hollow in the middle and has grid mesh on the surface. It uses the principle of cross ventilation to cool people down, and can be hugged, or used to hold up your feet.

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Last but not least, the most commonly used tool to cool down in the summer is the humble fan, and is still used nowadays. Fans were made of different materials, such as bird's feathers, bamboo, or fur.

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Storing ice underground for the hot summer months was an obvious solution albeit a costly one only available to the ultra rich, i.e. the rulers. That means no body got a cold drink except the kings and their family.

In ancient GREECE, however, the rulers built public edifices designed to keep the inside cool by dint of aeration/ventilation. Such public edifices were called "stoa" and could serve the businesspeople as indoor market. Every polis had stoas.

What also helped keep the indoors cool were marble slabs.

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teatree16 Post time: 2017-7-13 12:24
Show us the pics. of your described ancient Greece instruments.  Otherwise we think its out of your  ...



Buy a copy of "Discovering the World of the Ancient Greeks" by Zofia Archibald, Quantum Book Greenwich Editions 2002

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teatree16 Post time: 2017-7-13 13:42
My first question is what's the page number in referencing your words?  Secondly, if the book vers ...



Make that your   " L a s t... " question as well because I have run out of patience for imbecilic and nagging queries such as yours:

It's on Page 131.

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I saw an ancient painting that the emperor have sex with the palace girls on a swing, so to kill summer time.

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teatree16 Post time: 2017-7-13 12:24
Show us the pics. of your described ancient Greece instruments.  Otherwise we think its out of your  ...

Looking forward to the pic's

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