Reconstructed face of a powerful Viking era woman named Estrid based on the findings in her grave. The social structure during the days of the Vikings were much more family based than today's society. The women were fairly equal to the men and travelled and traded together with them.

Reconstructed face of a powerful Viking era woman named Estrid, based her remains exhumed from her grave. Norse women were fairly equal to their men and traveled and traded with them.

The language families of Europe.

A more in depth look at the language families of Europe [993x1270]

The high quality of the famous photograph of shaven-head Tatiana and her sister, Grand Duchess Olga

Tatiana & Olga, 1913 - Tatiana is recovering from typhoid, the reason her hair is so short; her hair was cut short during her illness.

Breast washer, c.1930s

The Boob Washer - Here we have a strange gizmo for women, who for some reason incomprehensible for the rest of us, wanted to wash their breasts without the inconvenience of washing the rest of the body.hahah the boob washer!

Xian, China - Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors in China.The terracotta army excavated from the tomb of the emperor Qin Shi Huang, 209 BC. soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses ~ all different from each other.

traditional viking dress - Google Search

Medieval men's outfit based on designs from Birma toward the end of the early middle ages. While not suited for heavy physicalabor, this attractive design is still more practical than necessary for life of total leisure.

Reenactor from the Russian group Черное Копьке, festival Вапнатинг 2007

Serf -an agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate.