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History Roundup 74 including CIA and Fat Chuckling Laugh April 21, 2014

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History Roundup 74 including CIA and Fat Chuckling Laugh

Today’s post is a remarkable photo recalling the realities of the American death penalty. Meanwhile, Mrs B continues to be ill so all shorter than I had hoped here… At least got to introduce the kids to the Muppet Show. 1) A Grave in Caanan: elite tomb 2) Mindblowing Underground Tunnels: Quinat Firaun 3) Good […]

History Roundup 61 including Germs and World War in an Attic April 7, 2014

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History Roundup 61 including Germs and World War in an Attic

Today’s post on a Jewish Hitler. Today’s links follow: 1) Tomb Sweeping Day: China 2) Elephant Fossils in America: the great Adrienne Mayor about 3) Curriculum Wars: Australia (loved the name) 4) ww1 in an attic: 92 year old dies 5) 8000 Year Old Settlement: Greece 6) Robert Koch and Germs: and Sherlock Holmes 7) […]

History Roundup 48 including Lost Battles and Tombs March 24, 2014

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History Roundup 48 including Lost Battles and Tombs

Today’s post on flying stones 1) Bruce’s Scottish Parliament: dug up 2)┬áThe Lost Tomb of Imhotep: found at last? 3) The Mississippi and Mark Twain: I hate spelling that word… 4) Colonial America Paints Decadent Europe: with samples 5) Lost Battle Found: between Spanish and Indians 6) Strange Tattoo in Egypt: ‘Archangel Michael’ Other Links: […]

History Roundup 47 including Australian-European 15 Cent. Contact? March 23, 2014

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History Roundup 47 including Australian-European 15 Cent. Contact?

Today’s post on declarations of war. 1) Public Autopsy: Neswaiu unwrapped 2) Tight Fit in Peru: How did they get the stones like that… 3) New Kent Road Murder: an answer in sight? 4) Shakespeare’s Classroom: unchanged since the 16 cent 5) Australian Cockatoo: fifteenth century Europe 6) Vatican and the 21 Century: Digitalising its […]

History Roundup 46 including a Princess Kidnapping March 22, 2014

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History Roundup 46 including a Princess Kidnapping

Today’s post is on Saddleworth 1) Ukraine, Hunger Famines and Today’s Crisis: blood breeds blood 2) Simon Schama’s New Book: History of Jews 3) Women’s Tattoos in Victorian Times: Including a picture 4) Amazons: history or myth 5) Where Did Polynesians Come From? The Philippines? 6) Vegetarian Personal Ads: 19 Century 7) Kidnapping Princess Anne: […]

History Roundup 43 including the Blarney Stone and Mammoths March 19, 2014

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History Roundup 43 including the Blarney Stone and Mammoths

Today’s post on Greek influence on Chinese sculpture 1) Big Stones in Siberia: Herodotus and beyond 2) A Lost Underground Route: London 3) Who Killed the Mammoth: sun or man? 4) Origins of Blarney: Home or abroad? 5) The Heath Hen: Extinct bird on archival film 6) Ancient Egyptians and Cats: earlier than we thought […]

History Roundup 38 including Bagdad Battery and Florida DNA March 14, 2014

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History Roundup 38 including Bagdad Battery and Florida DNA

1) Peking Man and Fire: harvesting or making? 2) A Florida DNA Teaser: where did they come from 3) New Solution for Bagdad Battery: a medical device? 4) First Free Vet in NY: Bowery Boys 5) Boy and Woman in Tiny Cave: in Ireland 6) Anglo-Saxon Royal Village: in East Anglia 7) Late Witches in […]

History Roundup 37 including Viper Wine March 13, 2014

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History Roundup 37 including Viper Wine

Ill baby day here so little time to write but post is Molotov and Outer Mongolia 1) Van Gogh and Rehersals: getting it right? 2) Treasures from the Forbidden City: Beautiful wild art 3) Therapy and Greek Tombstones: facial expressions apparently 4) Viper Wine: insane and new for me 5) Staffordshire Hoard: all together 6) […]

History Roundup 36 including the Earliest Wand March 12, 2014

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History Roundup 36 including the Earliest Wand

Today’s post witch ducking and three in a bed 1) Earliest Wand: 10,000 years 2) Versailles Trimmings: A mystery 3) Centaurs: The Last Stand 4) Mona Lisa Madness: she was a feminist who wanted to reform the Catholic Church 5) 6000 Year Old Crown: Dead Sea, beautiful 6) Pocket Globe: 18 Century Other links: escaping […]

History Roundup 35 including Mysterious Caves and Monk in Cliff March 11, 2014

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History Roundup 35 including Mysterious Caves and Monk in Cliff

Today’s post is on a remarkable WW1 letter. 1) Automata: thoughts on… 2) Omens in the Ancient World: an overview 3) The worst actor in history: Robert Coates 4) Monk Found in Cliff: Wales 5) Mysterious Caves: Chile 6) Forgotten WW1 Training Ground: Hampshire 7) Pre-pre History: skulls in Georgia 8) Bones Turn Up in […]

History Roundup 34 including Remote Control Tanks March 10, 2014

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History Roundup 34 including Remote Control Tanks

For today’s post on buttock-eating… 1) Messing Around with Tesla’s Ashes: Serbs angry 2) Lincoln and the Cryptic Note: NY 3) 1752 Indian Attack in Ohio: Looking for the truth 4) Eighteenth-century Exercise Machine: beautiful piece 5) Peru Breakthrough: Earliest human remains 6) Rewriting British Bronze Age: Dartmoor find 7) Remote Control Russian Tanks: In […]

History Roundup 33 including Lots of Late Witches March 9, 2014

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History Roundup 33 including Lots of Late Witches

Today’s post is a missing Spanish manuscript that turned up (briefly) in Cairo 1) Virginian Witches: 1891! 2) The Last English Witch: 1944!! 3) Honey Collecting in Nepal: an ancient art 4) Neolithic Masks: spirit journeys? 5) A Gathering of Ghosts: a new site! 6) Darwin’s Anxieties: and how they shaped his theories 7) A […]

History Roundup 32 including Voting Women Criminals March 8, 2014

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History Roundup 32 including Voting Women Criminals

Today’s post is on a weird seventeenth-century fireball from Russia. 1) Women Who Vote!: the crime of Susan B.Anthony 2) Pancreatic Cancer and Ancient Chinese Medicine: modern medicine takes up an interest 3) Nabataens and Celestial Events: architecture and… 4) Syphillis and Whores: eighteenth century London 5) King Tut and the Race Wars: DNA 6) […]

Russian Fireball Weirdness, 1663 March 8, 2014

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Russian Fireball Weirdness, 1663

Really, UFOs are so often so boring. How many times does the mother ship of the Krill turn out to be a dead mosquito smudged on the kitchen window? But every so often a sighting comes along where you think: what on earth (or rather in the sky)… There follows one of the very best […]

History Roundup 31: including Viking Massacre and River Weapons March 7, 2014

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History Roundup 31: including Viking Massacre and River Weapons

Today’s post on medieval robots. 1) Viking Massacre in Dorset: fascinating that they seemed to have been second-class 2) Arabs Ate Lizards? Don’t tell the Emir 3) Hating Andrew Jackson: early polemics 4) Humans Shaping Forests 11000 Years Ago? Pre the Neolithic Revolution… 5) The Dark Side of Vesuvius: Away from Pompeii 6) The Vibratorium: […]

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