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  • Beachcombed 52 October 1, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    Beachcombed 52

    Dear Reader, Sun still shining in Italy and Mrs B with six more weeks till baby touchdown. Some tension here not least because she has opted for a home birth… den! den! den! doooorn! Huge thanks to those who sent in emails below and also to Borky, Invisible, Chris S, Ricardo, Wade and Amanda for sending in […]

    History Roundup 217 including House of the Rising Sun September 30, 2014

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    History Roundup 217 including House of the Rising Sun

    Today’s  links follow. 1) Stories and Fires: Prehistory 2) Junior Psychopath or Polt: Cornwall 3) House of the Rising Sun: US 4) Putting Animals on Trial: Europe 5) The Twentieth Centuries Most Powerful Idea: self determination and devolution 6) Plundering Brits in WW1: Greece 7) Lost City Found: Cambodia 8) Rich Cremations: Poland and from the […]

    History Roundup 216 including Arm Wrestling History September 29, 2014

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    History Roundup 216 including Arm Wrestling History

    Today’s links follow. 1) Bringing Mithras Back: London 2) Clever Museum Video: Hamilton 3) Marriage Bust Ups in the 1800s: UK 4) The Most Famous Arm Wrestling Match in History: US 5) Amazing Gold from Stonehenge: UK 6) Potty Training Through Time: the west 7) Into the Trenches in Red and Green: WW1 8) Digging Up […]

    History Roundup 215 including Modern Midwest Witchcraft September 28, 2014

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    History Roundup 215 including Modern Midwest Witchcraft

    Today’s post is on the bear that almost started a nuclear war and today’s links follow. 1) Nail Polish History: France et alia 2) Uncolonised Map: Africa (fascinating) 3) Modern Witchcraft: midwest US 4) More on Amazon Names: Scythian? 5) Golfing Ghost: Scotland 6) The Sex Doll: US and Europe 7) Fossil Faeces: South America 8) Vaporising […]

    History Roundup 214 including the Last of the Mitfords September 26, 2014

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    History Roundup 214 including the Last of the Mitfords

    Today’s post is on change and humanity and today’s links follow. 1) Last of the Mitfords: UK (sister of one of the few women to sleep with Hitler) 2) New Geoglyphs: Kazakhstan 3) Amazon Names on Vase Amidst Nonsense: Greece 4) Nazi Counterfeiters: US and Germany 5) Augustus’ Rooms! Italy 6) Problems of Archaeology in […]

    History Roundup 213 including Beyond Weird GIFS September 25, 2014

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    History Roundup 213 including Beyond Weird GIFS

    Today’s links follow. 1) Beyond Weird Gifs: all over 2) Great Western Railway Uncovered: UK 3) New Female Statues: Greece 4) Inuit Folklore and Franklin: Canada 5) Greenwood Cemetery Explored: US 6) The World’s Oldest Beehive: Scotland and from the archives 7) Marco Polo meets a dragon Other links: the obama divorce myth, stephen king’s […]

    Daily History Picture: Wedding Bells and Goebbels September 25, 2014

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    Daily History Picture: Wedding Bells and Goebbels

    Goebbels marries the dreadful Magda, Hitler the best man walking behind, 1931.

    History Roundup 212 including Flowers in Battle September 24, 2014

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    History Roundup 212 including Flowers in Battle

    Today’s links follow. 1) Ancients Who Lived for 200 Years: all over 2) Strange Family Review: Guardian 3) Botany War: WW1 4) Historic Ghost Ship: California 5) Abandoned Villages from the Air: England 6) Mass Hysteria Weirdness: all over and from the archives 7) Licking Knives and Blind Mice Other links: ig nobel, when journalists […]

    Daily History Picture: Nine Kings in One Room September 24, 2014

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    Daily History Picture: Nine Kings in One Room

    Nine kings in a single room at Buckinham Palace, 1910. In four brief years this would have been unthinkable…

    History Roundup 211 including First Afro-American Film September 23, 2014

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    History Roundup 211 including First Afro-American Film

    Today’s post is medical poison duel and today’s links follow. 1) H.G. Wells Tribute: UK 2) Butterflies of Doom: US 3) 4 Amazing Industrial Restorations: UK 4) First Century Female Revolutionaries: Vietnam 5) Destruction of Patrimony: Syria 6) First Afro-American Film: US 7) Gruesome Somme Reconstruction: BBC 8) Strange YoYo Libel: US and from the […]

    Daily History Picture: Pampered in the Middle Ages September 23, 2014

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    Daily History Picture: Pampered in the Middle Ages

    A masseuse, a garland lady, a wine carrier and a bellow lady. It doesn’t get better than this…

    History Roundup 210 including Spy Silence Test September 22, 2014

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    History Roundup 210 including Spy Silence Test

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mesoamerican Book Returns Home: Mexico 2) Covent Fire Garden 1808: UK 3) Spy Silence Test: UK 4) Fighting Underground at Gallipoli: Turkey 5) Georgian Nursery Furnishing: England 6) Milky Alcohol: MesoAmerica 7) Wizard War: Algeria 8) Eloped with Ghost: England (of course) 9) Weird Ronald Reagan Photo: and some absolutely pointless […]

    Daily History Picture: Come On, Shoot Me! September 22, 2014

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    Daily History Picture: Come On, Shoot Me!

    Testing Murphy’s bullet proof vest, 1923: this is a black and white picture that has been coloured

    History Roundup 209 including Slave Cemetery and Roman Jokes September 21, 2014

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    History Roundup 209 including Slave Cemetery and Roman Jokes

    Today’s links follow. 1) Slave Cemetery: Nashville 2) How Funny Are Ancient Jokes: Romans 3) Roman Period Village: Carpathians…. 4) Neolithic Child Workers: Britain 5) Holocaust Archaeology: Poland 6) I am the Death Angel: US 7) Rag Bag: UK (found this one fascinating) 8) Beautiful Roman Cockerel: Circencester and from the archives 9) Converting Martians […]

    History Roundup 208 including Devil in a Diving Suit September 20, 2014

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    History Roundup 208 including Devil in a Diving Suit

    Today’s post is on baby trouble and today’s links follow. 1) Ancient Hair Extensions: Egypt 2) Golding and the Archive: Exeter 3) Union Vote Poem: Britain 4) Pharaohs Out East: Jordan 5) The Devil in a Diving Suit: US 6) Neolithic Swimming Bath? Ireland 7) Easy Rider Bike for Sale: US 8) WW1 Machine Gun Turns […]

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