A stone-ground history regarding bread

HistorianRuby’s ‘Trip to the Museum’ post inspired Jonny from science.casual to write a fascinating article about a ruined Roman watermill in France. Its size suggests that the Barbegal complex had a more industrial purpose, sending flour to the nearest port, rather than for domestic consumption.
I urge you to take a look at science.casual – its science written for the layperson, which is fab for those who like their science of the casual and easy to read variety.
Thanks, Jonny!


After twoposts on the lack of sleep, perhaps I need a vacation before I ingest a battery. However, the fall semester has begun, so I’m rather stuck at the office. Oh well, next best thing – imagination it is! I’ll just imagine that I’m taking in Roman history in southern France and that this isn’t just a poor, thinly-veiled run-on sentence of an introduction to an article that I’m writing in response to Ruby over at her blog, HistorianRuby: An Historian’s Miscellany, which I recommend going to if you’re a history buff.

Although it seems like when most people think of Rome and ancient France, they mostly think about Caesar’s disastrous road trip, there are many places of historical significance in southern France, closest to the Italian peninsula and the heart of Rome. These places have examples of Roman architecture, someofwhichstillexist and…

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