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Body of Saxon king found in Lincoln castle

A Saxon skeleton believed to be a king or bishop has been discovered in Lincoln Castle The Saxon skeleton was in a stone sarcophagus believed to date from about AD900 Its sarcophagus has not yet been opened but an endoscopy revealed the remains were buried alongside other objects, such as gold The sarcophagus is buried approximately 3m 9ft underground and it is hoped there will be carving on the lid which might reveal the identity of the skeleton Mary Powell, from Lincoln Castle, said:

WW2 footage of captured Zero fighter and other planes - video

Fascinating video of the allies with a captured Japanese Zero fighter Also other wrecked fighters and allied planes Unique video, I have never seen it before [flash=640x480]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/doysYtwMgrY[/flash]

Saudi Arabia Reopens the Forbidden Ancient City Of Madain Saleh - video

This would have to be on the itinerary of any history buff, its meant to be amazing The construction of Madain Saleh – “the cities of Saleh” – was started 5,000 years ago not far from the city of Tabuk Access to the area has been largely banned since the Al Saud dynasty took control of the country in 1932, in strict obedience to an order of the prophet Mohammed not to enter that city except weeping and fasting, because of the tragic fate of the people who had lived there The area

Neanderthals died out long before humans - new theory

Decades of articles, theories and hot air about Neanderthals interbreeding with humans may be all wrong, as new research found out that they died out 10's of thousands of years before modern humans went to Europe A new finding has cast doubt on the theory that ancestors of modern humans interbred with Neanderthals over thousands of years Scientists have re-dated fossil bones from two sites in southern Spain and discovered they are much older than previously thought According to the n

Map of Ireland with the original county names translated into English meanings - image

The names of the Irish counties speak of its long and varied history The Fort of the Foreigners, The Meadow of the Vikings The names sound like something from Lord of the Rings

Eighth grade exam from 1910 (13 to 15 years old) - image

This exam would have been given as the last exam for many people/ kids before leaving school in America Sure the questions are hard, but they mostly test rote learning, that which the student has memorized I still can't spell Rhinoceros it just goes to show how much we relay on spellcheckers and calculators, it would take me a while to work out [b]A man sold a watch for $180 and lost 16 2/3% what was the cost of the watch[/b] Would such skills still set someone up for life in the 21

Archeologists find beautifully constructed 7000 year old well - image

Yet again 'primitive man' is found not to be so primitive Archeologists have found what they believe to be the oldest water wells in Europe in eastern Germany At 7,000 years old, they make their creators some of the earliest known carpenters Excavated earlier this year outside of Leipzig, Saxony, scientists from the University of Freiburg were able to date the wood used to line the well shafts back to between 5206 and 5098 BCE – the Early Stone Age The four wells, which reach seven

Archeologists discover perfectly preserved spears from 300,000 years ago in a coal mine - image

Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen, Germany, have discovered eight extremely well-preserved spears dating back 300,000 years, making them the oldest known weapons found anywhere in the world The spears and other artifacts as well as animal remains found at the site demonstrate that their users were highly skilled craftsmen and hunters, well adapted to their environment – with a capacity for abstract thought and complex planning comparable to our own The archaeologists specul

2600 year old Greek Warriors helmet found - image

A magnificent Greek bronze helmet, covered with gold leaf and decorated with snakes, lions and a peacock's tail or palmette, has been discovered in the waters of Haifa Bay in Israel But how this helmet ended up at the bottom of the bay is a mystery The helmet dates back around 2,600 years and likely belonged to a wealthy Greek mercenary who took part in a series of wars, immortalized in the Bible, which ravaged the region at that time Archaeologists believe that he likely fought for an

There was never a word pronounced "Ye" as in "Ye olde Coffee Shoppe"

In English we have created a mythical word that we think was spoken in the past That of Ye being pronounced as "Ye" In reality Ye was an abbreviation for the word we know as "the" Thats right, back then they also said "the" just as we do today Thorn or þorn Þ, þ, is a letter in the Old English, Old Norse, and Icelandic alphabets, as well as some dialects of Middle English The letter originated from the rune ᚦ in the Elder Fuþark, called thorn in the Anglo-Saxon and t

The real Battle of Baghdad 1258

In 1258 a calamity hit the center of Islamic culture, Baghdad, a disaster so comprehensive it still echos 800 years later In an act of hubris combined with stupidity the Calif of Baghdad insulted some Asian visitors knocking on the doors The Mongols The Mongol army, led by Hulagu Khan set out for Baghdad in November of 1257 marching with what was probably the largest army ever fielded by the Mongols When he reached the plains of Persia he sent emissaries to the caliph telling him

Inflation, the military, and the fall of the Roman Empire

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it This excellent talk on the fall of the Roman Empire, covers some strikingly contemporary issues, such as the relationship between the military and inflation Not only can history be interesting and applicable, but as this talk reveals, it can be funny as well Two centuries ago, in 1776, there were two books published in England, both of which are read avidly today One of them was Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and the other was Edward

When it was offensively pretentious to use a fork

Forks weren’t used in ancient eating And when some started using them, they were considered somewhat pretentious “Such was the luxury of her habits … [that] she deigned not to touch her food with her fingers, but would command her eunuchs to cut it up into small pieces, which she would impale on a certain golden instrument with two prongs and thus carry to her mouth” Damian was sufficiently offended by the woman’s table manners that when she died of the plague, he regarded it as a j

4000 year old cemetery found in China. Full of Europeans. Buried in upside down boats. Amidst a sea of 4 meter wooden phalluses

In the middle of a terrifying desert north of Tibet, Chinese archaeologists have excavated an extraordinary cemetery Its inhabitants died almost 4,000 years ago, yet their bodies have been well preserved by the dry air The cemetery lies in what is now China’s northwest autonomous region of Xinjiang, yet the people have European features, with brown hair and long noses Their remains, though lying in one of the world’s largest deserts, are buried in upside-down boats And where tombstones m

WW2 dogfight activity report - Mustang vrs FW190 -I was able to outrun, outdive and outmaneuver him at all altitudes - image

I'll never worry about meeting an FW190 in a 51 since I was able to outrun, outdive and generally outmaneuver him at all altitudes from 23000 feet to deck In this encounter the pilot exceeded 600 mph in a dive towards an enemy FW190 A great read Here are some details about 1/Lt Richard D Bishop http://wwwstation131couk/55th/Pilots/343rd%20Pilots/Bishop%20Richard%20D%20Lthtm [img]http://wwwstation131couk/55th/images/Pilots%20Photos/343rd%20FS/Bishop%20Richard%20D%201Ltjp
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