Saturday, 17 November 2007

Pointy Hats

The most amazing thing I discovered was that pointy hats go way back in Europe. The idea seems to be that wearing a pointy hat made the wearing more intelligent or wiser. This works for wizards, witches and, of course, the dunce in the corner. They need the most help.

The oldest ones found were made out of one piece of gold and were about a metre high covered in suns, stars and moons thought to represent the lunar calendar. They were made about the 10th-8th centuries BCE and several have been found in Germany, along with the more famous Nebra Sky Disc.

No comments: