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History of CandlesA look at the versatile and beautiful light source
Illuminating the history of candles
Candles have been around for centuries. From ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages and colonial times, candles with wicks were the main light source. The advent of the light bulb in 1879 stole the spotlight from candles. However, they remain popular as decorative items that add ambiance and pleasant scents to the home. Today's candles and candleholders are still utilitarian, but they are also often beautiful works of art.
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