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Mar 4, 2013

Medieval Mondays: A Medieval Snowball Fight!

I love it when medieval art humanizes the distant past. This is a fresco on a wall in Buonconsiglio castle, Trento, Italy. It dates to about the year 1400. It's part of a series of paintings done by a Bohemian master called the "Cycle of the Months" showing the activities for each month.

As you can see, this is quite clearly a snowball fight! I wonder when the first snowball fight was? Did the Neanderthals chuck snowballs at each other?

Photo courtesy Terra Italia.

3 comments:

  1. Probably as long as there has been snow and kids, there have been snowball fights.

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  2. There were snowball fights going on everywhere when I visited Estonia last month. Maybe the Estonians invented them! :-)

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