Tweezers of the Romans

Item number: 23109

Roman tweezers including cotton bag

Category: Medicine in the Ancient World


59,99 €
≈ £ 55.13

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Dimensions ( length ):
13,00 cm

Tweezers of the Romans

That already knew the ancient romans....

Napoleon already was right with his famous phrase: "Rome's history is the history of the whole world." Many daily items of modern times indeed have their origin in Roman times. So as well our tweezers have Roman ancestors, doesn't look very different as its "grandmother": the Roman tweezers.

Elegant Roman tweezers out of brass

The valuable tweezers of the Roman Shop of the Forum Traiani are fabricated like the historical models of the discoveries from Reims (FR), Cologne (GER) and Italy. Their original models today can be seen in many museums, e.g. in the famous museum in Bristol (UK). The Roman tweezers of high quality are fabricated in handicraft out of a piece of brass and can be purchased together with a fitting cotton bag.

Varied possibilities of use for the Roman tweezers

Always in use the Roman tweezers for epilation in the most popular place for relaxing of the Romans: the thermal bath. Those public bathhouses not only served the personal hygiene, but also as a regular meeting point, where information could be exchanged and intelligent conversations could be found. The Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1 AD - 65 AD) often complained there about way to loud yowls of the Romans during epilation under the armpit. Furthermore the Roman tweezers at that time were used as medical instruments and served doctors for cleaning wounds or removing arrowheads, what was even more uncomfortable as epilation. Luckily today we need the tweezers rather rarely for those purposes, maybe because many people don't kill with arrows anymore.

To remove small splinter or ticks the elegant Roman tweezers are usable at any time.

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