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Scarification is a permanent form of adornment which has been practised throughout history. Evidence from Saharan rock paintings suggest it’s use in 8000 – 5000 BC. By cutting the skin and manipulating the healing process or by branding, intricate designs can be created. Scarification in an indigenous context is mostly practised in Africa and Australia.

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Boudicca, Celtic warrior queen, lead a major uprising that nearly caused the Romans to retreat from what is now England. She rode into battle on a chariot with her grown daughters fighting at her side.

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"For almost 1,000 years, the Rabari have roamed the deserts and plains of what is today western India. It is believed that this tribe, with a peculiar Persian physiognomy, migrated from the Iranian plateau more than a millennium ago. The Rabari are now found largely in Gujarat and Rajasthan.”

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How Boudicca Led a Celtic Revolt Against Roman Occupation

Boudicca - British Celtic warrior queen who led a revolt against Roman occupation {? - 61 CE} We know the history of Boudicca through two writers: Tacitus, in "Agricola" (98 CE) and "The Annals" (109 CE), and Dio, in "The Rebellion of Boudicca" (about 163 CE). Boudicca was the wife of Prasutagus, who was head of the Iceni tribe in East England, in what is now Norfolk and Suffolk. [How Boudicca Led a Celtic Revolt Against Roman Occupation...]

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