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The glasses are generally referred to as "Half-rim glasses", "Brow-line glasses" (or more colloquially "Eyebrow glasses"). They were indeed appropriate to the period. You can see Ronnie Kray wearing them in the photo below from the early 1960s.


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Okay, I did some generic research, but I can't guarantee my conclusion is correct. First of all in Paris there were around 2.3 million people in 1975. Slightly less in 1964-1967, but I can't find specific numbers. During the same period (1960) there were 2% Muslims (in a very broad definition of Muslim) in France. The non Muslim black community would have ...


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It's certainly not an anachronism, although they weren't in very wide use. Their creation can be placed sometime in the late 1950s, although the first dry erasable marker wasn't invented until 1975. So they were certainly around in 1981.


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You are 100% correct. According to this excellent article on Kotaku, pretty much everything most people assume about ninjas—black pajamas, throwing stars, swords, etc…—is utter nonsense. The traditional role that grew to be known as a “ninja” was simply that of a spy. As Matt Alt—co-author of the book Ninja Attack—explains: A 15th century ninja would ...


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In Serbia Saint George's day or Đurđevdan is a very important day for Serbian Romani. It is an Orthodox religious holiday. This holiday celebrates the return of springtime and is considered the most important. The Romani will decorate their homes with flowers and wash their hands with water from a church well. Lamb is traditionally cooked on this day and ...


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There was certainly a connection at this time between Rome and China, through the Silk Road but there is no conclusive evidence of any similar battle... Romans were certainly traveling to China to sell their wares... but those are merchants with a few guards to protect them on their way, not an army. According to this Variety article by Maane ...


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There's no direct connection Ragnar from "The Last Kingdom" is Ragnar Ravnson. Ravn (The blind man Uhtred meets after being captured) being his father. He and his father Ravn (along with his sons, Ragnar Ragnarson and Rorik Ragnarson) are fictional characters who are not claimed to be in any way related to Ragnar Lothbrok. The similar names are a ...


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The glasses Tom Hardy wears in the film are French Amor Browline Glasses. I have a pair of these myself and they are exactly the same as the ones in the film 'Legend'.


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There were more Africans in Rome that most people probably imagine. In fact many Africans became emperors, writers, philosophers, entertainers, generals, popes and of course gladiators. In antiquity black or dark-skinned individuals from Africa were known as "Aethiops" a Greek term meaning "black". It is the term from which Ethiopia, a modern African ...


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It is true. However, the movie is set in 48 BC not 206 AD, because Cusack mentions that he served under Marcus Licinius Crassus(115-53 BC) and his two sons. Crassus and Publius died at Carrhae and Crassus Jr.died in 49 BC. Movie is set one year later. This battle between Romans and Huns in this movie is a reference to a later military action between Romans ...


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The movie is BASED ON the true story of Romans in China. That means it did not happened exactly the same way as in the film. The basic is the same: Romans in China. Another similarity was the Roman city founded in China. In the film its failed Regum,but in reality it is called Liquian. And Romans did battle Chinese. Those Romans were survivors of Carrhae. ...



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