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  • History Roundup 223 including Blackberry Legends October 7, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 223 including Blackberry Legends

    Today’s links follow. 1) Getting Tudor Music Back: UK 2) Gender Equality in the Neolithic Revolution: Turkey 3) X-Raying the Land: Wales 4) Incredible Early Image of Christ: Spain 5) Blackberry Legends: UK 6) Well Preserved German Bomber: Croatia 7) St Evona and the Devil: Brittany 8) Rogue Metal Detectors: all over the bloody place […]

    Daily History Picture: The Death of Mansur al-Hallaj October 7, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: The Death of Mansur al-Hallaj

      Persia’s Socratean moment as Persian mystic Mansur al-Hallaj is killed in Baghdad 922

    Drilling Out Demons in Nineteenth-Century France October 7, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Drilling Out Demons in Nineteenth-Century France

    Folie a deux was once used by psychologists to describe shared madness. Not just one person, but two or three or many more experience the same unreasonable convictions. Strange History wants to offer a short series of cases of shared madness within households, i.e. people living together, typically families. It should be noted that for […]

    History Roundup 222 including Mystery Danish Castle October 6, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 222 including Mystery Danish Castle

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mystery Castle: Denmark 2) Kids and Museums: Everywhere 3) Climate Pushes Human Settlement: Ancient Pacific 4) WW1 Snaps: UK 5) The Joy of Counterfactuals: review 6) Ritual Site: Poland 7) Arsenic is a Girl’s Best Friend: France 8) 3D Translation of Hittite: Turkey 9) Most Intriguing Historical Lists: Everywhere and from […]

    Daily History Picture: Georgian Flirtation October 6, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Georgian Flirtation

      Love this image of flirting in a Georgian garden, but what extraordinarily hard faces…. The two know the game.

    FoI and Noah’s Ark October 6, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary
    FoI and Noah's Ark

    Noah’s Ark has had a bit of a rough time over the last hundred and fifty years. Indeed, from the first attacks on what might be called ‘literal Christianity’ the aetheist rottweillers have gone after the Ark with a passion that is frightening. Why? Quite simply because the authors of the Pentaeuch (God or/and mere […]

    History Roundup 221 including Prehistoric Surgery October 5, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 221 including Prehistoric Surgery

    Today’s post is on poison duels and today’s links follow. 1) Surgery on Prehistoric Fetus: Italy 2) Death Bling: US 3) Oldest Sherlock Film: France 4) The Pickelhoube (that helmet): Germany 5) Medieval Lobotomies: Europe 6) America, Earlier than We Thought: Oregon 7) WW2 Viking Burial: US WOW!!!! 8) Aids 1920s: Central Africa and from […]

    Daily History Picture: Cocaine Toothache Drops October 5, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Cocaine Toothache Drops

    Cocaine toothache drops, for tiny tots who can’t get to sleep…  

    The Poison Duel 6#: The Poisoned Draught October 5, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Poison Duel 6#: The Poisoned Draught

    There follows a story that appeared during research into poison duels. As with many duel stories it is thrilling: ref Hartlepool Mail, 18 Dec 1888, 4. Herr Karl von Krulhanser— the Professor, he was called— was an eccentric man of science. With the exception of a few students, to whom he gave private lessons, he […]

    History Roundup 220 including Lost Saxemberg Island October 4, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 220 including Lost Saxemberg Island

    Today’s links follow. 1) Roman Massacre (that didn’t happen): Dublin 2) Saxemberg Island: the sea… 3) Vascular Prints in Brain: Egypt 4) Stone Tools Evolved Independently: US 5) Brass Corset: ouch 6) Druggist and Dagger: New York 7) Doddington Hall: UK (look out for the pyramid) 8) Fire Fart Tale: Vatican and from the archives 9) […]

    Could Japan Have Fought On? October 4, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Could Japan Have Fought On?

    On the 6 August 1945 American planes dropped their first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The Japanese would surrender within a month, arguably hundreds of thousands of US lives and very possibly hundreds of thousands of Japanese lives were saved by Little Boy and his elder brother Fat Man. The Japanese surrender came about because of […]

    History Roundup 219 including Hideous Hats October 3, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 219 including Hideous Hats

    Today’s links follow. 1) Hideous Hats: UK 2) Digging Through Oldest Graveyard in the World: Ethiopia 3) Prehistoric Sweat Lodge: US 4) Waiting Mortuaries: US 5) Mystery Burial Vault: Cork, Ireland 6) Uboats  and WW1: Germany 7) Seeing Fairy Review: Peter Muise 8) First Round World Flying Woman: US and from the archives 9) Occam’s […]

    Daily History Picture: Christopher Robin with Poo October 3, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Christopher Robin with Poo

    A.A. Milne’s son with his beloved bear: a posed photo of Pooh and Christopher Robin?

    Faking History on the Internet: Romans Invade Ireland October 3, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Ancient
    Faking History on the Internet: Romans Invade Ireland

    ***Thanks to Louis for help with this story*** The following is a parable about how history is written on the internet. Let’s imagine you have a web page and you want people to visit it. How could you get the history scoop of 2014? Well you could go and bribe some doctorate students, ask for […]

    History Roundup 218 including Holocaust Mannequins October 2, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 218 including Holocaust Mannequins

    Today’s post is on ancient door bells and today’s links follow. 1) The Golden Spoon: Europe 2) Holocaust Mannequins: US 3) The Enema Button: England 4) Franklin Wreck Confirmed: Canada 5) Bringing Ancient Wine Back: Israel 6) Looking For King Harold: England 7) Glass Breaker Ghost: Mass US 8) Top Ten Toilets Through Time: bathrooms and […]

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