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Very retro: Roman Vestal virgin hairstyle, reconstructed

This is a bit off-topic but it’s very, very, interesting.  The video shows you how to reconstruct (as best researchers can tell) the braided hairstyle of the Roman Vestal virgin priestesses.

A bit more on the Vestals, from Wikipedia (yeah, I know–not academic).

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  • Debbie January 10, 2013, 11:30 am

    Wow! Fascinating…reminiscent of nuns

  • Evie January 10, 2013, 12:55 pm

    Totally cool!! Thanks for posting.

  • Tegan January 10, 2013, 10:19 pm

    This is amazing. Also, how do I get that job? 😛

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