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  • Daily History Picture: Rabbit Hell March 3, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Rabbit Hell

    Another picture of rabbit murderers from the Middle Ages…

    Phoenician Sun God in Eighteenth-Century Ireland? March 2, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Modern
    Phoenician Sun God in Eighteenth-Century Ireland?

    It is the most extraordinary inscription. This mill-stone rock, which once stood on the top of Tory Hill in County Kilkenny in Ireland, has been taken as proof of Carthaginian contact and settlement or at least trade with Ireland in antiquity. The words clearly read (give or take some distorted letters) Beli Dinose, a reference to […]

    Daily History Picture: History is Fiction March 2, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: History is Fiction

    Sorry…

    Beachcombed 81 March 1, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 81

    Dear Reader, New university continues to be testing. Much more important has been a bust up with the Nanny’s bipolar boyfriend: Nanny has now moved into the Beach mansion to escape his anger, though she accidentally left her keys to our house with said boyfriend. She may (or may not) bring her 60 kilo dog […]

    History Roundup 784: Euro-Asian Stories February 28, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 784: Euro-Asian Stories

    Today’s links follow 1) Mass Suicide: Israel 2) The Lost Land of Zerzura: Arabia 3) Euroasian Cannabis Trade: the Steppes 4) Early Settlement: Tibet 5) Creepy Statue: Greece 6) Steppe Warriors: Europe and from the archives 7) Full Up at Ferrara Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Helping politicians […]

    Daily History Picture: Small Frisks Big February 28, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Small Frisks Big

    Tiny British soldiers checks a giant German prisoner for weapons

    Index Biography #39: Prize a book February 28, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern

    ***David B gets it, scroll down for answer**** The Index Biography is a quiz pioneered by this blog and introduced in a previous post. The creator must find a biography of a famous individual from history, they must turn to the index and write down eight peripheral facts about the individual’s life. We offered up previously […]

    History Roundup 783: Curious Clothes February 27, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 783: Curious Clothes

    Today’s links follow 1) Georgian Bums: the wardrobe 2) Elizabeth Shoes and the Railway: England 3) A History of Pink: everywhere 4) Georgian PJs: England 5) 20s Fashions: Catwalk and from the archives 6) Female Poison Circles Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: future of the English-speaking world, Oldest […]

    Daily History Picture: Sleeping in the Underground February 27, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Sleeping in the Underground

    1940 or 1941, even the elevators and stairs…

    Three Sheep Killers: 1904-1905 February 27, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Three Sheep Killers: 1904-1905

    When we experience unusual phenomenon then, of course, our filters are almost as important as the phenomenon itself. Take a series of sheep killing cases that recently made quite an impression on Beach. The narrative breaks down into three sections: Mystery, Mystery Solved, Perception. Each of these in three parts: a, b and c. The […]

    New History Books: The Cyclist February 26, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: The Cyclist

    Tim Moore, The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold Stories of riding behind and around the Iron Curtain.

    Immortal Meals #32: Molecular Gastronomy, 1910? February 26, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Immortal Meals #32: Molecular Gastronomy, 1910?

    In December 1910 a Dr. Stillman, head of the laboratory at the Stevens Institute of Technology, New York, decided to offer some lucky guests a synthetic meal: ‘On the side table were test tubes, bunsen burners, retorts, bottles of various reagents, and so forth.’ Do we glimpse here the beginning of molecular gastronomy? The menu […]

    New History Books: House of the Dead February 25, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: House of the Dead

    Daniel Beer, The House of the Dead Chilly Siberia before the Soviets.

    Prayer Book Marriage Spell February 25, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Prayer Book Marriage Spell

    Location: Magic spells for determining future husbands and wives are to be found throughout Britain. But spells usually involve church porches. This spell with a prayer book is only to be found in the English west country. Aim: To see your future spouse. Ingredients: table, fire, food, drink, prayer book, attractive partner. Method: West Country Spell […]

    History Roundup 781: Curious 19C Habits February 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 781: Curious 19C Habits

    Today’s links follow 1) Dining in the Pyramids: Egypt 2) Spanking Machines: Imagination 3) Self Electrocution: UK 4) Marrying Many: Pacific 5) Women Living Together: Wales 6) Victorian Breast Feeding Photographs: Studio (?!) and from the archives 6) Meteorite Weapons Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Irish Airman Forsees […]

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