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  • History Roundup 643 including Walking Dead and Mind Control Game May 3, 2016

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    History Roundup 643 including Walking Dead and Mind Control Game

    Today’s links follow. 1) Hidden Cold War Centre: Colorado 2) 600-Yr-Old Climate Records: Japan 3) The Walking Dead: the otherworld 4) Running Out of Vodka: Russia 5) Witching Cows: the grimoire 6) Half of Europe from One Man: the lab and from the archives 7) Unlucky Jobs: Japanese Prime Ministers Other links: Against Wikipedia, Magnum, […]

    History Roundup 642 including Cursed and Flying Hallucinations May 2, 2016

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    History Roundup 642 including Cursed and Flying Hallucinations

    Today’s links follow. 1) Cursed! Scotland 2) Oldest Message in a Bottle: the Oceans 3) Humans vs Neolithic Diet: Prehistory 4) Air Hallucinations: UK 5) Sacred Trees: Ireland (old but I liked) 6) New Roman Hoard: Spain and from the archives 7) Macarius and the World Soul Other links: Discarded Diaries, Paddington Bear (the original, […]

    History Roundup 641 including Lost Chinese Civilization Clue April 29, 2016

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    History Roundup 641 including Lost Chinese Civilization Clue

    Today’s links follow. 1) Living in a Roman Province: Britain 2) A Nun Soldier: Spain 3) It’s Raining Coins: the heavens 4) Lost Civilisation Clue: China 5) Selling Wife for Ox: England 6) War Heroes: Malaysia and from the archives 7) Fairy Jousting Other links: Tate Horror, Genesis, Carpet Crawlers

    History Roundup 640 including American Dragons April 28, 2016

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    History Roundup 640 including American Dragons

    Today’s links follow. 1) Dragons: America 2) Second Hand Coffins: Egypt 3) Jane Digby and Her Lovers: UK 4) Hi Tech Survey of Culloden: Scotland 5) Psychedelic Concert Flier: Concert Hall 6) Forgotten Radar Station: Australia and from the archives 7) Fourteen Month Pregnancy Other links: One Step Up

    History Roundup 639 including Sky Visions April 27, 2016

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    History Roundup 639 including Sky Visions

    Today’s links follow. 1) Oldest Human Footprints: Norfolk, UK 2) Sky Visions: Ancient Med 3) Men and Beards: Prehistory and… 4) Magic, Witches and Devils in the Ancient World: Museum 5) Strange Skulls and Bones: churches etc 6) Creepy Ghost Woman: US and from the archives 7) Dowding and the Fairies Other links: Soviet Soldiers […]

    History Roundup 638 including Plant Animal Hybrids April 26, 2016

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    History Roundup 638 including Plant Animal Hybrids

    Today’s links follow. 1) Maupassant’s Horror: France 2) Plant Animal Hybrids: Imagination 3) Sea Monster Coins: Ancient Med 4) Dream Plane: Atlantic 5) The Rabbit of Doom: US 6) Dream Predictions: Mesopotamia and from the archives 7) Indonesians in Medieval Africa Other links: What wine does to us, Golden Slumbers, Beatles

    History Roundup 637 including Green Fairy Hallucinations April 25, 2016

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    History Roundup 637 including Green Fairy Hallucinations

    Today’s links follow. 1) Eighteenth-century Murders: Lincolnshire 2) Grandma and Evolution: Prehistory 3) Little Ghost Story: Scotland 4) Animated Tapestry: England (brilliant) 5) The Green Fairy: the lab 6) Mummified Lung Mystery: France and from the archives 7) Love Feast in Florence Other links: Apocalypse perfume, Goodbye, Tea with Mussolini

    History Roundup 636 including Prosecuting Necromancers April 22, 2016

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    History Roundup 636 including Prosecuting Necromancers

    Today’s links follow. 1) Incredibly Well Preserved Mummy: Mongolia 2) Bible Age Pushed Back: Library 3) Isis in the East: Egypt and India 4) Earliest Spanish Grave: in Mexico… 5) Prosecuting Necromancers: the Courtroom 6) Manipulating Photographs: the lab and from the archives 7) Rossendale Fairy Nonsense Other links: Libraries and Fair Use, 1960s Recruitment […]

    History Roundup 635 including Mysterious Naked Woman Carving April 21, 2016

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    History Roundup 635 including Mysterious Naked Woman Carving

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mysterious Naked Woman Carving: Scotland 2) Baby Ghost: US 3) Terrifying Demon Carving: Dominican Republic 4) Wine Fortunes: Roman Empire 5) Bohemian Britain Born: London 6) Sonar and the Ship Wreck: US and from the archives 7) A Jewish Hitler Other links: All Lit Up (Drunken Commentary on pre-war Royal Navy): […]

    History Roundup 634 including Disappearing Island April 20, 2016

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    History Roundup 634 including Disappearing Island

    Today’s links follow. 1) Literacy Rates in the Ancient World: Judah (15-20 percent?) 2) Animal Life After Chernobyl: Ukraine 3) Dealing with Bad Dogs: Somerset, UK 4) Glass Kilns: Israel 5) Disappearing Island, 1878: Ireland 6) Mansfield Museum: Ohio and from the archives 7) Human Trousers in Iceland Other links: Cloud Herding, Porn and Religion, […]

    History Roundup 633 including Sugar Wars and Woodland Sphere in Bosnia April 19, 2016

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    History Roundup 633 including Sugar Wars and Woodland Sphere in Bosnia

    Today’s links follow. 1) Spirals Solved from Space: Peru 2) The Sugar Wars: UK/USA (our take on some of the same) 3) Defending the Soulbury Stone: England (amazing photograph) 4) Inuit Cartography: Canada 5) Weird Sphere in Woodland: Bosnia 6) 19 Cent Burn Out: the Clinic and from the archives 7) Brought Up By A […]

    History Roundup 632 including Deliberately Drowning Pilgrims April 18, 2016

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    History Roundup 632 including Deliberately Drowning Pilgrims

    Today’s links follow. 1) Original Fake Nessie Found: Scotland 2) 13 Yr Old Veteran: US 3) Surratt’s Ghost: US 4) Buddhist Drowning Pilgrims: Japan 5) Monogamy and STDs: Prehistory 6) Volcano that Shadowed the World: the Pacific and from the archives 7) An Exceptionally Nice Civil War Other links: Soviets Fight in Afghanistan

    History Roundup 631 including First American Serial Killer April 15, 2016

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    History Roundup 631 including First American Serial Killer

    Today’s links follow. 1) Leech Imposture: France 2) Surviving Hanging: Scotland 3) First Serial Killer: US 4) Killed Photographs: mainly US 5) Mardi Gras Origins: New Orleans (our own take) 6) Devil Woman: India and from the archives 7) Book Eating in the Bible Other links: Best Midland/North UK Folklore Site; Jesus He Knows Me

    History Roundup 630 including Greek Curse Tablets April 14, 2016

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    History Roundup 630 including Greek Curse Tablets

    Today’s links follow. 1) Italian Priest Out East: Japan 2) Rare Chess Piece: Britain 3) Missing Wright Patent: Kansas 4) Curse Tablets: Greece 5) First Black Post Woman: US (amazing photos) 6) Extreme Longevity 1700s: UK and from the archives 7) Lenin Meets Bandits Other links: Surreal genetic drama, Canterbury Tales

    History Roundup 629 including Impossible Deer April 13, 2016

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    History Roundup 629 including Impossible Deer

    Today’s links follow. 1) Lawrence’s Bullet: Arabia 2) Mysterious Deer: Orkney 3) The Small Disappearance: Canada 4) Crime Gone Horribly Wrong: London 5) Pendulum Mystery Solved: Mexico 6) Human Sacrafice and Social Status: the kitchen and from the archives 7) Meeting a God Other links: WW2 Myths  

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