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The composition of the ancient holy incense is given to us in Exodus 30:34/5 of the Jewish Publication Society Bible as follows: "And the Lord said to Moses: Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense, of each there shall be a like weight. And thou shalt make of it incense, a perfume, after the… (More)
In 1780 Louis XVI of France and the Comte de Vergennes, his Minister of Foreign Affairs, ordered an expeditionary force under the command of General Jean Baptiste Rochambeau to sail for America with the purpose of supporting General Washington and his embattled Continental Army. Rochambeau's force of more than 5000 men left Brest on April 12 (or according… (More)
The water delivery system developed by the Romans stands as a monument to the engineering ability of that city-state's water commissioners. This is an article about that system and, in particular, one of its ablest administrators--Frontinus.