LIGHT! Lighting in ancient times

Laurent Chrzanovski

French, Roman Museum of Nyon - Editions ET, Milan, catalogue of the exhibition (120 p.), 2003.

How did people live in ancient times when the sun went down and they were inside houses, public buildings or places of entertainment? Now that our cities dazzle us with artificial light to the point of making it difficult to see the stars, how do we imagine our predecessors living, loving, laughing, working, partying or going to a show without the help of electric bulbs, multi-coloured spotlights, centre lights, neon or halogen, just lighted by small flames comparable to our candles, or at best by torches or candelabras that gave a bit more light?

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