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Everyone loves a good story, even when it isn’t true

Two red leather children’s shoes. The shoes look a bit like girl’s Mary Janes, with a decorative bow made of red satin and a metal buckle on the strap.
Pair of girl’s slippers, circa 1880 — Wikimedia Commons

And other Really Weird traditions of Medieval Europe

Engraved glass depicting a male bearded figure entangled in grape vines. The glass is jade green but has a bright red tint where the light shines through it, making it appear as it it is on fire from within
Detail from the Lycurgus cup (Wikimedia Commons)

Ancient Romans were masters in all things splendid

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