Veiled Roman Lady

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In ancient Rome, it was customary for married women to wear a veil as a symbol of their husband’s patriarchal authority over them. In appearance these veils would have resembled the modern hijab, and it’s tempting to speculate that they might be related (since the Greek and Roman cultures would have been influenced by the Middle Eastern civilizations while they were developing and then expanded their empires into that region).
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