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  • New History Books: Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms December 26, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms

    Another book that passed me by… The lost religions of the near east. Gerard Russell, Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms  

    Daily History Picture: Isolate Yourself! December 25, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Isolate Yourself!

    Lost technology….

    History Roundup 556 including Garum Galore December 25, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 556 including Garum Galore

    Today’s links follow. 1) Coroner’s Files, Early 1900s: NYC 2) Foiling the Surgeons: Scotland 3) Garum Galore: Italy 4) Cuddly Centaurs: the Museum 5) Eighteenth-century Shoes: England 6) Grim Circle Pits: France and from the archives 7) Breathing Out the Spirit Other links: Through My Eyes

    Christmas: Waking Up to Liberation December 25, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Christmas: Waking Up to Liberation

    Happy Christmas to all readers. This was Strange History’s photo of the year. A teen (Jewish?) girl photographed by British or Dominion (Canadian?) troops at the liberation of Bergen Belsen’s hospital, 15 April 1945. Frighteningly thin, she has just survived the worst war in human experience, on one of the most dangerous acres of European soil. […]

    Daily History Picture: Kennedy Trio December 24, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Kennedy Trio

    The three brothers….

    History Roundup 555 including an Early Mexican Zoo December 24, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 555 including an Early Mexican Zoo

    Today’s links follow. 1) Cursed Destinations: Everywhere 2) Early Zoo? Mexico 3) Beautiful Judith: Israel 4) Empty Chest: France 5) Millet Key to Neolithic Revolution: Prehistory 6) Cold War Mysteries: the west and east and from the archives 7) Japanese Torpedo Boats in the Baltic Other links: Galleries causing offence, WW2 Meme

    Supernatural Truce on Christmas Eve December 24, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Supernatural Truce on Christmas Eve

    This is a beautiful idea, but evidence for it is difficult to find. Essentially all supernatural beings agree not to haunt or terrify humans on Christmas eve. Can anyone supply any other evidence? drbeachcombing At yahoo DOT com Beach has got it back to the 1880s. Enjoy the beautiful late Victorian writing… We remember now […]

    Daily History Picture: Unicorn Raising December 23, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Unicorn Raising

    The Ravenhearts raise a unicorn…

    History Roundup 554 including December 23, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 554 including

    Today’s links follow. 1) Christmas Shopping 1833: England 2) Underground Pics: London 3) Forgotten Viking King: Britain 4) A Christian Thought: England (rather beautiful) 5) Music Mediumship: BBC Radio 6) ‘Prolific’ WW1 Soldier: Canada and from the archives 7) Psyche Fairy Fake Other links: Magna Carta Debate

    Magician Almost Lynched in France December 23, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Magician Almost Lynched in France

    Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin is often said to be the father of modern conjuring. But like many pioneers his innovations brought him difficulties and even the threat of physical violence: The great magician of the Palais National possesses at St. Gervais, in the vicinity of Blois, a pleasant domain where he spent the last summer. There, […]

    Daily History Picture: Communists on Holiday December 22, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Communists on Holiday

    The Rosenbergs on holiday in happier times.

    History Roundup 553 including the Yoda Monk December 22, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 553 including the Yoda Monk

    Today’s links follow. 1) Golden Horses: China 2) Yoda Monk: The Library 3) 18 Cent Pens and Postage: England 4) Vampire Problems: Slav Lands 5) Devil Skating: ! 6) Guns on the Lost Edge: Scotland and from the archives 7) Christ’s Execution in a Marble Jar Other links: Iain Matthews, These Days

    Folklore Snake Exaggerations from the US December 22, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Folklore Snake Exaggerations from the US

    Beach has often written on the myths created by American newspapers: and the (deliberately?) naive recycling of the same by British newspapers. Here is a nice example which is making fun of tales concerning snakes: the only surprise perhaps is the absence of the ‘monstrous snake’. True to form this was taken by a Lancashire newspaper (20 […]

    Daily History Picture: Amerindians against Conquistadors December 21, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Amerindians against Conquistadors

    Image from the Tlaxcalan Cortez. What are the animals?

    History Roundup 552 including Caesar’s Biggest Slaughter December 21, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 552 including Caesar's Biggest Slaughter

    Today’s links follow. 1) The Coughing Ghost: 2) The Oldest World’s Ham: Isle of Wight 3) Caesar’s Biggest Slaughter: Netherlands 4) Roman Sword: in the Americas… 5) Silly Laws: Britain (of course) 6) Real Face of Jesus (again): Palestine and from the archives 7) The Disparate Couple Other links: why collect books, meme ruined my […]

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