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  • History Roundup 160 including Moonlike Pearl Chinese UFO July 28, 2014

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    History Roundup 160 including Moonlike Pearl Chinese UFO

    Today’s links follow: 1) 19 Cent Tools: Enmax Substation 2) George V Demanded Britain Enter WW1: ?!? 3) Montezuma’s Stolen Treasure: ending with the massacre 4) Moving Coffins of Barbados: spooky 5) Corpse Dream Detector: have several more of these… 6) Chinese Medieval UFO Sighting: moonlike pearl and from the archives 7) Leonardo’s Dream Other […]

    History Roundup 159 including Garden Planes July 27, 2014

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    History Roundup 159 including Garden Planes

    Today’s links follow: 1) Retired Pilot Builds WW1 Plane: in garden 2) Colonial Williamsburg: the Wren College Building 3) Royal Wedding Chest Found: James IV 4) Imaging Prehistoric’ Child’s Skull: brain trauma 5) Geoglyph in Peru: similar to Nazca 6) Big Hair Part Two: how they did it 7) Werewolf Origins: Fantastically Wrong and from […]

    History Roundup 158 including the World’s Oldest Song July 26, 2014

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    History Roundup 158 including the World's Oldest Song

    Today’s post on vampire dad and today’s links follow: 1) Cuneiform Song: back from the dead 2) Slang Terms for Sex: 600 years worth 3) Dead Stamps: WW1 letters 4) Why Did She Explode: ship excavation 5) The Life and Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew: Georgiana 6) Oldest Medical Report of Near Death Experience: 1740 […]

    History Roundup 157 including Lying Taxis July 25, 2014

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    History Roundup 157 including Lying Taxis

    Today’s post on the singing war and today’s links follow: 1) Big Hair Part II: how they did it… 2) Ghandi to FDR: the letter 3) Mammoth Tusk and the Olmecs: building tribute 4) Piers Mackesy: obituary of military historian 5) 200 Years of British Piers: pics 6) Medieval Faces Reconstructed: from tram dig 7) […]

    History Roundup 156 including Digging Up Trouble July 24, 2014

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    History Roundup 156 including Digging Up Trouble

    Today’s post is on a dodgy Irish inscription and today’s links follow: 1) 400 Year Old Cross: Newfoundland 2) Digging up Trouble: the Egyptian Curse 3) Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient: Phineas Gage 4) Civil War General A Woman: ?!? my memory is that he had kids ?!? 5) Glacial Aircraft Carrier: Churchill 6) WW1 Interactive […]

    History Roundup 155 including Bums, Tums and Downy Calves July 23, 2014

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    History Roundup 155 including Bums, Tums and Downy Calves

    Today’s post on mass immigration and today’s links follow. 1) 18 Cent Big Hair! a second part promised 2) Colonial Battleground: Lake George 3) Bums, Tums and Downy Calves: 18 cent enhancements… 4) Pompeii of the North: in errr County Durham? 5) Cuban Sunken City: where? 6) 70,000 Year Old Settlement: Africa 7) Bizarre Burials in […]

    History Roundup 154 including Unicorn Raising July 22, 2014

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    History Roundup 154 including Unicorn Raising

    Today’s post on Irish court comedy, today’s links follow. 1) Japanese Art on Western Inventors: don’t miss this one! 2) The Dead Heads of Annecy: not for the squeamish 3) Morning Glory Dead: English Witch Queen who ‘raised unicorns’ 4) Silk King of Thailand: then he vanished… 5) Ghost Book: outline (interesting?) 6) Mormon Alphabet […]

    History Roundup 153 including Female Ninjas July 21, 2014

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    History Roundup 153 including Female Ninjas

    Today’s post on magic books and today’s links follow. 1) Johnny Appleseed on the Road: Exhibit 2) Tomb Painting Gaza: near GP 3) 8000 Year Old Brain Matter: Norway 4) The Lucky Villages: no great war casualties 5) The Longstone and the Mower: timber! 6) Iram of the Pillars: Atlantis in the desert 7) Mansion […]

    History Roundup 152 including Medieval Church Graffiti July 20, 2014

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    History Roundup 152 including Medieval Church Graffiti

    Today’s post on meteorite weapons and today’s links follow: 1) At 60 to Ceylon: new life, new photographs 2) Armana under Spade: the lost Egyptian city 3) Confederate White House Keeper Photo: beautiful 4) Medieval Church Graffiti: new project 5) Islamic Sacred Springs: short but interesting 6) Restoring Medici Tapesteries: good old Gucci 7) 325 […]

    History Roundup 151 including Cannibal Clubs July 19, 2014

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    History Roundup 151 including Cannibal Clubs

    Today’s post is on papal magic and links follow 1) Iconic 1970s Poster of Tennis Girl Sells: for thousands with white dress… 2) Most Overlooked Scientists: 23 3) Dracula and Safe Sex: not sure what to make of this one 4) Strange Skin Purses: including human… 5) Nottinghamshire Giantess: Georgian England 6) Cannibal Clubs: 19 […]

    History Roundup 150 including Army of the Dead July 18, 2014

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    History Roundup 150 including Army of the Dead

    Today’s post on kissing Satan’s bottom and today’s links follow 1) Isleta Pueblo: Incorruptible 2) Who Was the Ulster Man: Great Train Robbery 3) Smoked Corpses: Papua 4) Cochno Carvings: revealed… 5) More on Children Skulls and Lake Gods: gulp 6) Why You Got Sent to A Mental Asylum, c. 1800: ‘fright of fires’, tobacco… […]

    History Roundup 149 including Poison Lady July 17, 2014

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    History Roundup 149 including Poison Lady

    Today’s post on mutilated statues and today’s posts follow: 1) The Drunkard’s Coat of Arms: 1717 2) 6500 Peruvian Child: Death explained? 3) Spontaneous Combustion at Bedfordshire: newspaper clipping 4) Making Swords the 18 cent Way:  Saguto 5) Misjudged Gypsies: Georgian England 6) Poison Lady: poison proof 7) 10 Exceptional War Memorials: UK 8) Kurdistani […]

    History Roundup 148 including Pink Sultanas and Man Traps July 16, 2014

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    History Roundup 148 including Pink Sultanas and Man Traps

    Today’s post is on a 19 cent practical joke and the links follow: 1) 112 Year Old Ham: good old BBC 2) Pink Sultanas: don’t normally do clothes but… 3) Livestock Disease: in a medieval Italian skeleton 4) Frontier Scout: early Dakota newspaper, fascinating 5) Mantraps: grrrr 6) Elephant for Dinner: Paleo Diet 7) Tonga […]

    History Roundup 147 including a Horse’s Worst Friend July 15, 2014

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    History Roundup 147 including a Horse's Worst Friend

    Today’s post on last zombie burial and today’s links follow: 1) True Story of Lawrence of Arabia: a legacy written in sand? 2) A Pope’s Vampire: sorry late with this one but it is good 3) The British and Crisps: salt and vinegar in the blood (completely new to me) 4) Bespoke Midwife: Helen King […]

    History Roundup 146 including the Lost Fleet July 14, 2014

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    History Roundup 146 including the Lost Fleet

    Today’s post is on husband-killing syndicates and the links follow 1) Frog Bone Magic: covered previously by StrangeHistory 2) 1812: British and American opinions 3) Ghost of Louis XVI: Liars and fantasists… 4) Jericho Plaster Skulls: short video included 5) In Search of a Lost Fleet: French1565 6) Siberian Unicorn: cue Shuker 7) Cat Fight: […]

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