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Did A Centuries-Long Drought Wipe Out Ancient Greece?

Did A Centuries-Long Drought Wipe Out Ancient Greece? | Ancient Greece | Scoop.it
By Tia Ghose, LiveScience staff writer: A 300-year drought may have caused the demise of several Mediterranean cultures, including ancient Greece, new research suggests.
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'Hairdo archaeologist' solves old mystery

'Hairdo archaeologist' solves old mystery | Ancient Greece | Scoop.it

Janet Stephens earns a living trimming, straightening and dyeing the hair of customers seeking the latest look.

But the stylist from the US city of Baltimore is more interested in the hairdos of the past.

Stephens is a hairstyle archaeologist who specialises in recreating how women in ancient Rome and Greece wore their hair.

She spoke to the BBC about a museum visit that marked the start of a long journey of discovery on which she solved a historical mystery and had her work published in an academic journal.

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