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  • 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 […]

    History Roundup 207 including Taking Off the Iron Mask September 18, 2014

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    History Roundup 207 including Taking Off the Iron Mask

    Today’s links follow. 1) The Iron Mask Solved? France 2) Deadly Double Dice: US 3) Mughal Spheres: India 4) 8 Reasons Not to Get Married: 19 cent 5) Taking Down the New Ripper: UK 6) Neolithic Baby Cemetery: Egypt 7) Nalanda is Back: India 8) Men they couldn’t hang: and Strange History Take and from […]

    History Roundup 206 including Jack the Clipper September 17, 2014

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    History Roundup 206 including Jack the Clipper

    Today’s links follow. 1) Jack the Clipper: US 2) Queen Victoria the Great: UK (and on Brown) 3) Persian Caligraphy: Middle East 4) Magna Carta Arrives: UK 5) When Labor Day Mattered: US 6) Psychedelic Psychiatry: UK 7) The Strange Disappearance of the Marlborough: New Zealand 8) Reagan and NSA: US and from the archives […]

    History Roundup 205 including the Green Bike Murder September 16, 2014

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    History Roundup 205 including the Green Bike Murder

    Today’s post on last witch attack and links follow. 1) The Green Bike Murder: Deep England 2) Reading an Unreadable Map: Spain 3) ISIS Past (war tourism): Spain, France… 4) Front Towards Enemy: US 5) Kaleidoscopes: Scotland? 6) Crime in 1830s: London 7) Disney and Mother Issues: US 8) Amish and Violence: US and from […]

    History Roundup 204 including Leprosy and Spuds September 15, 2014

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    History Roundup 204 including Leprosy and Spuds

    Today’s links follow. 1) German Fanmail for British Pilot: UK 2) Leprosy and Spuds: France etc 3) Sir Walter Scott’s Writing Desk: Auction 4) Oldest Ship? Turkey 5) the Devil’s Beard and an English King: Germany 6) Spring Heel Jack Type Hero: Czech Republic 7) Chariot Riders in late 19 C: France 8) Chemistry and […]

    History Roundup 203 including Crazy Kraken Legends September 14, 2014

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    History Roundup 203 including Crazy Kraken Legends

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mega Grandma Tomb: China 2) Crazy Kraken Tales: deep ocean 3) Filming the Start of the War: Poland 4) Early Relics and Silk: Germany 5) Selling Freedom Torch: Boston 6) Beetle Dress: wow 7) Bronze Age Wine Cellar: Israel 8) Ending War with Vacuum Cleaners: US and from the archives 9) […]

    History Roundup 202 including Devil Stories and Walk Round World September 13, 2014

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    History Roundup 202 including Devil Stories and Walk Round World

    Today’s post is on holocaust in the Soviet Union and today’s links follow. 1) Paleo Diet: way back when 2) Devil Stories: US 3) Buried Viking Blacksmith: Norway 4) Hold Hands and Die: UK 5) Buying Handwritten Houseman: actually one of best poems 6) Walking Around the World: with a perambulator… 7) Urine and the Civil […]

    History Roundup 201 including Folly Pyramid and Grisly Archaeology September 12, 2014

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    History Roundup 201 including Folly Pyramid and Grisly Archaeology

    Today’s links follow. 1) Literary Map: London 2) To Retune or not to Retune Bells: Britain 3) American Indian Scalp To Go Home: Germany 4) Wartime Raid in new book: Crete 5) Underwater Archaeology: Denmark 6) Grisly Finds in Ancient Burnt City: Iran 7) Folly Pyramid: Britain 8) Queen and Exploding Post Box: Edinburgh and […]

    History Roundup 200 including Oldest House and the Death Mask September 11, 2014

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    History Roundup 200 including Oldest House and the Death Mask

    Today’s post is on a speaking fire ball and today’s links follow. 1) Death Mask: France 2) Oldest House: Britain 3) More on Franklin Finds: Canada 4) What Happened to Jeanne De Kay: Chicago 5) The French Hair Monster: London 6) Revisiting Electric Shock Experiments: US 7) Lost Challenger Pics: US 8) Ancient and Medieval […]

    History Roundup 199 including Peach Pits and River Sword September 10, 2014

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    History Roundup 199 including Peach Pits and River Sword

    Today’s post on the Day of Infamy and today’s posts follow 1) Hippocrates and Water Cress: Greece/Britain 2) Media Director for Kung Fu Temple: China 3) Mammal Extinction and Ancient Art: Egypt 4) Oldest Sculpture Workshop: Turkey 5) Peach origins: its the pits 6) Rough Guide to Hell: Esoterx 7) Ancient Sword Pulled Out of […]

    History Roundup 198 including Georgian Love Disasters September 9, 2014

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    History Roundup 198 including Georgian Love Disasters

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mysterious Ringing Bells: UK 2) Nosegays: I’ve long wondered about these… 3) Very Valuable Coin: in a field in Notts UK 4) Georgian Love Problems: being interrupted by servant etc 5) Cleopatra’s Makeup: dolling up in Egypt 6) The Woman Who Struck Out Babe Ruth: female baseball 7) Hitler Photo Rescued […]

    History Roundup 197 including War Domes September 8, 2014

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    History Roundup 197 including War Domes

    Today’s links follow. 1) Modern Population Boom: pre-industrial roots 2) Letters for the Living from the Not Yet Dead: only spiritualists… 3) Last Supper Papyrus: works like a charm 4) Medieval Manuscripts Come to York: from Japan 5) Wax Tablets: Hadrian’s Wall 6) WW2 War Domes: and the return of a trainee 7) We’ve Finally […]

    History Roundup 196 including Magical Sex Stockings September 7, 2014

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    History Roundup 196 including Magical Sex Stockings

    Today’s post is on fake ghost battle and today’s links follow. 1) The Other Neanderthals: reconstructed from fragments 2) Fairies in the Trenches: riding white hot bullets 3) Lost City of Caral: ancient American settlement 4) Palaeo Eskimos: who were they 5) Magical Sex Stockings: medieval fun 6) Red Cross Files: millions of Great War prisoners […]

    History Roundup 195 including WW1 Animals September 5, 2014

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    History Roundup 195 including WW1 Animals

    Today’s post is on a westerner in medieval China and today’s links follow. At a conference this afternoon and tomorrow so brief… 1) WW1 Animals: Pictures 2) Boudicca’s Coming: hidden gold 3) Horst Photographs: fashion etc but stylish 4) Tripping on Acid c. 500: in the Andies 5) Six What ifs from American Political History: what if […]

    History Roundup 194 including the Devils of Gloucester! September 4, 2014

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    History Roundup 194 including the Devils of Gloucester!

    Today’s post on a mysterious boggart body, today’s links follow. 1) Saving Wedgewood: a collection about to be broken up 2) The Devils of Gloucester: Strange Company 3) Could Dragons have Evolved: take an eel, a fly… 4) Ancient Amazons: Adrienne Mayor 5) Neanderthal Art: or naughts and crosses? 6) Stonehenge: missing stones appear 7) […]

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