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  • The Buddha in Viking Sweden August 20, 2010

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    The Buddha in Viking Sweden

                    Beachcombing thought that today he would revisit a classic anomalous archaeological find: the Helgö Buddha. Knowing though his personal weaknesses, he first did some deep breathing exercises before the mirror repeating a score of times: ‘be nice about the Vikings’, ‘be nice about the Vikings’, ‘be nice […]

    The Last Elephant Charge in History? July 25, 2010

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval, Modern
    The Last Elephant Charge in History?

                                                      Beachcombing has had several very useful emails from readers on the last cavalry charge in history. So many useful emails, indeed, that he has decided to risk repetition and ask […]

    Execution by Elephant July 21, 2010

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval, Modern
    Execution by Elephant

                                                And so begins Elephant Week – for the next seven evenings an article will be given over to the freakish fringe history of the largest land mammal. First of all, this extraordinary passage from the […]

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