Why Did Charlemagne Use Asbestos?

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Asbestos is a natural heat- and electricity-resistant fiber that is mined from the earth. It has been around for as long as 2000 years back. The ancient Greeks named it "asbestos" which means "inextinguishable" because fire does not consume it. They used it as wicks for the vestal virgins' eternal flames.

And even then, they had already noticed that slaves who often came in contact with asbestos developed a "sickness of the lungs." Nonetheless, they were so fascinated with what they considered its magical properties that they turned a blind eye to its observed harmful effects.

It is believed that Charlemagne use asbestos tablecloths during the middle ages.

In the late 1800s, during the Industrial Revolution, the use of asbestos as insulation

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