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  • History Roundup 191 including Satan’s Face August 31, 2014

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    History Roundup 191 including Satan's Face

    Today’s post is the index quiz and today’s links follow. 1) Losing Lenin’s Head: 3.6 tonnes… 2) Russian Ghost City in China: Harbin 3) Satan’s Changing Face: through the centuries 4) Faster than a Speeding Bullet: look out for the legends on slingshots 5) When Indians Beat US in Air Wargames: despite US technological edge […]

    History Roundup 190 including the Killers of the Neanderthals August 30, 2014

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    History Roundup 190 including the Killers of the Neanderthals

    Today’s post is a book review and today’s links follow. 1) Armenian Diaspora: in Burma… 2) Olso Medieval: Dug up 3) Amerindians and Earthworks: ignorance? 4) WW1 Diet: for Tommies 5) Climate Crisis in mid 1970s: dangers of a cooling climate 6) Sistrum in Ancient Egypt: sacred? 7) Warships that Doomed and Saved an Empire: UK 8) British Embassy […]

    History Roundup 189 including Yeti Footprints for Sale August 29, 2014

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    History Roundup 189 including Yeti Footprints for Sale

    Today’s post is a book review and today’s links follow. 1) Green Vikings: oh please… 2) Kennewick Man: Polynesian? 3) Yeti Footprints: for sale… 4) Sea Serpent: and Art Noveau 5) Slumps that Made Modern Finance: Economist 6) Vancouver’s Racist History: stopping Asiatic buy ups 7) Ambedcar Who? Indian hero 8) British Newspapers Online: getting bigger and from […]

    History Roundup 188 including Knocking Shrieking Night Noises August 28, 2014

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    History Roundup 188 including Knocking Shrieking Night Noises

    Today’s post is a book review and today’s links follow. 1) Cloudy with a Chance of Tempestarii: Esoterx 2) The Oldest Oven in the World: Croatia 3) Medieval Warrior from the Ice: Siberia! 4) Knocking, Shrieking in the Night: English ghost 5) Bad Taste History Story of 2014: wow 6) Mystery Music: Icebergs, fields and mountains 7) […]

    History Roundup 187 including Eating Holy Clay and European in Chinese Tomb August 27, 2014

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    History Roundup 187 including Eating Holy Clay and European in Chinese Tomb

    Today’s links follow. 1) Nudes as Unlikely Tribute: for the Somme? 2) European in Chinese Tomb: sounds vaguely suspect 3) Drunken Monkey: who smashed up a bar 4) Prosecuting Rodents: Esoterx 5) WW1 Medal: wishing well 6) Britain’s Last Cavalry: Re-enacted 7) Eating Holy Clay: OHB 8) A Good Man in Rwanda: graphic 9) Time […]

    History Roundup 186 including the Hambledon Club Men August 26, 2014

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    History Roundup 186 including the Hambledon Club Men

    Today’s links follow. 1) Isaac’s Secret Writing: deciphered! 2) Father Jean-Marie: the last champion of the Holy Roman Empire 3) Oldest Metal from Middle East: Jordan Valley 4) History of Yorkshire Pudding: Telegraph 5) Jewish Confederate: and the talking parrot 6) Battle at Hambledon Hill: those clubmen 7) Apps Better than Books for History: Dan […]

    History Roundup 185 including He Shot Himself to Prove His Case August 25, 2014

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    History Roundup 185 including He Shot Himself to Prove His Case

    Today’s post is on Machiavelli and today’s links follow. 1) He Shot Himself: to prove his case 2) Drunk History: Washington’s Army in Shape (video) 3) Colonial Lab: Willamsburg 4) Science and Supernatural: an old alliance 5) Nazi Spies in the UK: Clueless 6) Brilliant Renaissance Captions: famous works of art 7) Archaeologists bothered on site: […]

    History Roundup 184 including Angels at Death and the First Selfies August 23, 2014

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    History Roundup 184 including Angels at Death and the First Selfies

    Today’s links follow. 1) More Great Science Moments: had twitter existed (part one a couple of days ago) 2) Freedom to Travel and the Right to Vote: early 20 cent women 3) Heart Attacks and the USSR: the fat came rolling in… 4) The First Selfies: American shots from the 1980s 5) More on that […]

    History Roundup 183 including Christian Orgies and Illegal Orgies August 22, 2014

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    History Roundup 183 including Christian Orgies and Illegal Orgies

        Today’s links follow. 1) Pyramid Shaped Tomb in Japan: banal or revolutionary? 2) Polish Archaeologists Study Celts: in France 3) Painting and Mummy Comparison: the bearded man 4) Arguments over the Hobbit: scientists kick each other 5) WW2 Cartoons: Japanese pow camp 6) How to avoid collapse of civilisation: lessons from the last […]

    History Roundup 182 including Gypsy King and Roman Coin in Sweden August 21, 2014

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    History Roundup 182 including Gypsy King and Roman Coin in Sweden

    Today’s post is on archaeological artwork from Cornwall and today’s links follow. 1) Great Moments in Science: had twitter existed… 2) Fishing for Monstrosities in Alexander Romances: big fish? 3) Augustus’ Tomb! A toilet… 4) Roman Gold Coin: in, er, Sweden 5) Black Death Horror: Barcelona: 6) King of the Gypsies: Lincolnshire 7) Torpedo patent: and […]

    History Roundup 181 including Oldest Baby Rattle August 20, 2014

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    History Roundup 181 including Oldest Baby Rattle

    Today’s post is on zwanzes and today’s links follow. 1) Eighteenth-century love phrases: ‘you, sir, do me an injustice’ 2) Oldest Baby Rattle: dug up 3) Analysing Ore: weird 18 cent machine 4) 200 Year Old Booze: The Baltic, historic wine cellar of the world 5) Cordon Sanitaire in China Town: went badly wrong 6) WW1 […]

    History Roundup 180 including Historical GIFs August 19, 2014

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    History Roundup 180 including Historical GIFs

    Today’s post is on the ‘the poor little cripple‘, today’s links follow. 1) Lies in Pakistani Textbooks: go carefully… 2) Magic and the Fuhrer: actually a short story but cute 3) Historical GIFs: not sure about these! 4) The Angel of Badassery: Nellie Cashman 5) Visualising BIG History: graphics 6) Richard III a Drunk: 3 […]

    History Roundup 179 including Medieval Life Meets Medieval Death August 18, 2014

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    History Roundup 179 including Medieval Life Meets Medieval Death

    Today’s post is on last shot at Waterloo, the links follow. 1) WW1 Impact in UK: Aerial photos 2) Life Meet Death: medieval illustrations 3) Evidence Mummy Making: Oldest? 4) Lauren Bacall: RIP 5) Her Vagrant Majesty: gypsy royalty 6) Regency Steam Yacht: wow 7) Should Ireland Celebrate Home Rule: no/maybe? 8) Charles XI of […]

    History Roundup 178 including Why Holes Matter August 17, 2014

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    History Roundup 178 including Why Holes Matter

    Today’s post on a mysterious poem and its even more mysterious author and links follow. 1) Pisces III: just twelves minutes of oxygen left 2) Seeing Fairies: review 3) Earliest Mobile Phone, 1946? video 4) Holes We Leave: Will they last 5) Saving the Klan: 1996 mob violence 6) End of Berlin Amusement Park: bizarre […]

    History Roundup 177 including Pre Clovis Emotion and Wax Meal August 16, 2014

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    History Roundup 177 including Pre Clovis Emotion and Wax Meal

    Today’s post is on chronic conditions and today’s links follow. 1) Deacon’s Last Meal: all in wax 2) Pre-Clovis Emotion: from the sea floor 3) Greek Coins Go Home: US 4) The Darien Gap: forgotten central America and a Scottish colony 5) Tombstone Censor: what a job 6) Fulham Palace: a bit of class 7) Gangs […]

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