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This is probably my best and favourite photograph from my visit to The Roman Baths. To quote The Roman Baths on-line collection it shows a “Head of a woman, with curls at the front of her head and her hair twisted round in a tight bun at the back. This was a hairstyle very popular with ladies in Rome in Flavian times (69-96 A.D.) and shows that Roman fashionable styles came to Britain early in the Roman occupation” http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/explore/Object_Details.aspx?objectID=batrm_1986_5_14 (click on the link if you want the facts and figures).
The above photograph might give you a better idea of the size of the thing; it certainly looks larger than life compared to the head of the chap in the foreground!
Bath struck me as a very fashionable place at the time of my visit and it is interesting to think that, even as early as the Roman Occupation of Britain, the people of Bath have been keeping up with the latest trends. It’s been eight years since my visit; have these fancy hairdos come back into fashion, I wonder?
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