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Aug 5th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman settlement found on Alderney is largest to be discovered on the Channel Islands
An 'enormous' Roman settlement has been unearthed in the Channel Islands. The 3.7 acre settlement the largest ever discovered in the Channel Islands and nearby areas of France was preserved by drifts of sand for thousands of years. Excavations... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2018 by Danbones last post
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When heat turned London into a stinky city
Suffering in the hot weather? Spare a thought then for the population of London back in 1858, a year of sky-high temperatures and the Great Stink. Too hot? In 1858 a heatwave turned London into a stinking sewer By Judith... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2018 by MHz last post
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11 facts about Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife
How much do you know about Catherine Howard? How did she meet Henry VIII, and is she related to Anne Boleyn? How old was Catherine when she died, and does her ghost really haunt Hampton Court Palace? Here are the facts 11 facts about Catherine Howard... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman horseshoes found near Hadrian's Wall
Early Roman horseshoes unearthed during an excavation at a fort near Hadrian's Wall are to go on display. Barbara Birley, curator at Vindolanda, near Hexham, in Northumberland, said it was "incredibly rare" to find a full set of four iron ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Written in the stars: 7 celestial events that may have changed history
Seven celestial events that may have changed the course of history, from the comet that carried William the Conqueror to victory in 1066 to the eclipse that helped Lawrence of Arabia defeat the Ottomans... Written in the stars: 7 celestial events that... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Bronze Age Britons used Ancient Egytian thread-making technique
Ancient textiles found near Cambridge reveal Bronze Age Britons used an Egyptian thread-making technique to weave plant fibres long before they picked up spinning. The 3,800-year-old fabrics were made by splicing a process by which fibres from... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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The couple with a medieval well in their living room
Colin Steer is a gold-digger with a difference: hes spent years clearing out a medieval well hoping to find a pot of gold at the bottom of it. But the retiree is not searching for the precious metal in a mine hes delving deep into an old... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Sir George Yeardley: The Briton who shaped early America
Established in 1607, Jamestown was the first permanent British colony in America. But it nearly didn't survive. The fact it did is due in large part to Sir George Yeardley, a military man, social reformer - and one of the first English slaveholders... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 29th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Pictish hand and knee prints discovered in Iron Age metal workshop
Archaeologists have discovered imprints left by the hands and knees of a Pictish metalsmith worker while excavating an ancient settlement in Orkney. The marks left by the smith's hands and knees, which have been described as 'unique' by experts... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 28th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Bid to exhume Richard III to solve mystery of the Princes in the Tower
It is the cold case that even DCI Cassie Stuart in Unforgotten would struggle to solve: who murdered the two princes in the Tower? For five centuries historians have speculated on Englands greatest crime mystery with the prime suspect being Richard... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 28th, 2018 by Danbones last post
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Soldiers find skeleton of Saxon warrior on Salisbury Plain
On the last day of an excavation by soldiers within the military training lands on Salisbury Plain, they found a comrade in arms: the grave of a 6th century Saxon warrior, buried with his spear by his side and his sword in his arms. Soldiers find... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 27th, 2018 by the_sign last post
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Count down / count up to the Day of the Lord
The historical accuracy of many botched efforts is being superseded by the only accurate rendering of the four-digit numbers in the ancient prophecy of the Book of Daniel. Regular updates to the countdown to the Day of the Lord by the sign of the Son... (by the_sign)
Jul 25th, 2018 by Hoid last post
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Giant camels once roamed North America
Giant camels once roamed North America Postmedia News More from Postmedia News Published: July 24, 2018 Updated: July 24, 2018 7:45 AM EDT Did you know camels used to hang out in the Arctic? Millions of years ago, those sweaty beasts that roam... (by spaminator)
Jul 24th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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200-year-old ship washed up on English beach could be from Nova Scotia
200-year-old ship washed up on English beach could be from Nova Scotia Canadian Press More from Canadian Press Published: July 23, 2018 Updated: July 23, 2018 8:52 AM EDT Remnants of a shipwreck on Camber Sands, England, is seen in this undated... (by spaminator)
Jul 22nd, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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The eight most conquered places on Earth
Seven hundreds years after the Scots, ruled by Robert Bruce, seized Berwick-upon-Tweed from the English, here are eight travel destinations around the world that keep changing hands.... The most conquered places on Earth ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 22nd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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The Bayeux Tapestry's 93 penises
Within the Bayeux Tapestry are 626 humans, 190 horses, 35 dogs, 37 trees, 32 ships, 33 buildings... and 93 penises... The Bayeux Tapestry with knobs on: what do the tapestrys 93 penises tell us? The Bayeux ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 22nd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Never-before-seen photos of Churchill meeting British troops in Normandy
Never-before-seen photographs showing Winston Churchill boosting the morale of British servicemen in Normandy just weeks after D-Day have now surfaced more than 70 years after they were taken. The unique photographs of the smiling former Prime... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 22nd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Remains of Roman 'hot tub' unearthed
The remains of a hot tub big enough to hold four people have been uncovered by archaeologists in Chichester. After the remains of three near-complete Roman buildings were found under Priory Park last year, experts suspected they would find a bath... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 19th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Losing Military Supremacy
Book Review - Losing Military Supremacy: The Myopia of American Strategic Planning by Andrei Martyanov The fact that the US is facing a profound crisis, possibly the worst one in its history, is accepted by most observers,... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 15th, 2018 by spaminator last post
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Egyptian mummification workshop discovered by archaeologists
Egyptian mummification workshop discovered by archaeologists Associated Press More from Associated Press Published: July 14, 2018 Updated: July 14, 2018 5:50 PM EDT CAIRO Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more... (by spaminator)
Jul 14th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Pictures reveal how Britain's heatwave has exposed historical secrets
Britain's historical secrets have been exposed by scorching temperatures, as the outlines of the nation's lost wonders have emerged in fields and hillsides across the country. Traces of a first century town, a 'ghost garden' from the 1850s and a ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 13th, 2018 by spaminator last post
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Scientists discover last meal of ancient 'Oetzi the Iceman' found in Alps
Scientists discover last meal of ancient 'Oetzi the Iceman' found in Alps Associated Press More from Associated Press Published: July 12, 2018 Updated: July 12, 2018 11:56 AM EDT In this November 2010 photo provided by the South Tyrol Museum of... (by spaminator)
Jul 11th, 2018 by Hoid last post
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Martin Luther letter calling Jews 'devils incarnate' up for auction
Martin Luther letter calling Jews 'devils incarnate' up for auction Associated Press More from Associated Press Published: July 10, 2018 Updated: July 10, 2018 10:39 AM EDT This photo provided by RR Auction of Boston shows the front of a September... (by spaminator)
Jul 8th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman skeletons found beneath takeaway
Three perfectly-preserved Roman skeletons have been discovered buried underneath a takeaway in Lincoln. Its thought they are part of the same burial ground where 23 skeletons were unearthed in a 2015 dig. One of the graves contained a burial pot... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 8th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Boer War chocolate survives 118 years
A 118-year-old tin of chocolate sent by Queen Victoria to fighting soldiers has been discovered in a cupboard. The tin, made by Hudson Scott and Sons in Carlisle in 1900, is one of a batch sent to troops in the Boer War. Carlisle tin containing... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 7th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Charles I's personal motto found in one of the last books he read before execution
A message of hope written by Charles I while he awaited execution 370 years ago has been found in a poetry book which belonged to his jailer on the Isle of Wight. The Latin phrase 'Dum spiro Spero' ('While I breathe, I hope'), which was the... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 4th, 2018 by Walter last post
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Couple find WWI letters in their bathroom wall
A young couple have found letters telling the tragic story of a young First World War soldier's death hidden inside a wall in their bathroom. While redecorating, Phil Harbone, 28, found the heart-breaking string of letters between 23 year old... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 1st, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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8 weird things that happened in July
Eight weird and interesting things that happened in July... 8 weird things that happened in July through history When did Henry VIII marry Catherine Howard? When was the Rosetta Stone discovered? And when did Neil Armstrong land on the Moon? As the... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 1st, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Westminster Abbey secrets revealed by artefacts preserved in dust for centuries
Once an object falls through cracks between the floorboards, it is commonly accepted that it has, then, slipped away forever. Unsettling this adage, archaeologists have found a treasure trove of lost artefacts preserved in the dust beneath the floor in... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 30th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Search begins for long lost Bronze Age site
An ambitious search has been launched to find a mysterious archaeological site known as the Yelland stone row, 30 years after the Bronze Age monument was lost. A team of experts will be exploring marshes around Devon to find the lost ancient... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 30th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Ancient Roman hand sculpture sheds light on one of Britain's bloodiest battles
Archaeologists have discovered a Roman artefact described as the 'hand of God' near Hadrian's Wall in the north of England. The remarkable object, unearthed by scientists earlier this month, is made of 2.3 kilos of solid bronze and is believed to be... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 25th, 2018 by Hoid last post
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Was Gandhi a capitalist at heart?
"I am for a world calendar, as I am for a world currency for all peoples as well as an auxiliary language such as esperanto ". He seems to have had an appreciation for administrative... (by White_Unifier)
Jun 25th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Ancient Greek, Latin and Christian inscriptions found on Tintagel Castle windowsill
A windowsill inscribed with rare ancient writing has been uncovered at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall - the site where 'King Arthur was conceived'. Experts believe that this could be evidence of a multicultural royal site. The stone, believed to... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 25th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Riders charge through town to mark the 1513 Battle of Flodden
Thousands of people lined the streets of a Scottish town for one of the oldest Borders festivals on Friday. The Selkirk Common Riding event remembers the story of the 1513 Battle of Flodden, the largest battle between England and Scotland. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 25th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Construction workers discover Roman or Saxon road in Birmingham
Stunned workers have unearthed an ancient road under a major landmark in Birmimgham city centre, which could date back to Roman or Saxon times. The remains were discovered as they dug up Victoria Square as part of the city's project to expand the... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 23rd, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Remains of three tortured and mutilated men found near Roman well
The 1,500-year-old dismembered remains of three men with amputated legs and smashed skulls have been found at an ancient site in Cambridgeshire. Two of the legless corpses were placed at right angles to one another in an ancient rubbish dump... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 17th, 2018 by Danbones last post
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Earliest full-length portrait of Queen Elizabeth I revealed
She came to be known as the Virgin Queen, the commanding female monarch who defeated an Armada and launched England on its imperial adventures. But in this portrait Queen Elizabeth I appears to be little more than a diminutive and shy young woman. ... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 17th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Family's Waterloo red jacket proves ancestor was hero
Tales of family heroics inevitably become exaggerated and embellished over time. But the descendants of Sir Thomas Noel Harris, a British Brigade-Major in the Battle of Waterloo, can finally rest assured that their ancestor really did play a pivotal... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 16th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Aethelflaed: The warrior queen who broke the glass ceiling
How does a ruler defeat bloodthirsty invaders, secure a kingdom and lay the foundations for England - and then almost get written out of history? Be a woman, that's how. Exactly 1,100 years after her death Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, is... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 16th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Bedfordshire's first Roman town wall unearthed in Sandy
Archaeologists excavating a former allotment site in a market town have made the "absolutely brilliant" find of a previously-unknown Roman wall. The dig in Sandy, Bedfordshire, has uncovered about 200 items dating from the Iron Age in 500 BC to the... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 13th, 2018 by darkbeaver last post
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The Ape Woman
The Mysterious -and Sad- Case of Julia Pastrana, the ”Ape-Woman” This could be the best documented and most infamous historical case of a Sasquatch hybrid, who was sadly sold as a slave in Mexico, exhibited in circus and freak shows around the... (by Cliffy)
Jun 10th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Welsh Tudor chronicle recognised as national treasure
A Welsh chronicle dating from the reign of King Henry VIII has been added to a prestigious list of texts granted national heritage status. The books by 16th Century Flintshire soldier Elis Gruffudd are among six new pieces to be placed on the Unesco UK... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 10th, 2018 by Curious Cdn last post
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Gloucester funeral procession honours Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians
A mock funeral procession has taken place in Gloucester to to mark the 1,100th anniversary of the death of Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians. She led armies against the Vikings and the Welsh and is believed to have been buried at St Oswald's Priory in... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 10th, 2018 by Blackleaf last post
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Stars and gripes: When US President Ulysses S Grant came to Scotland
There has been much speculation about whether Donald Trump will come to Scotland during a trip to the UK next month. If he does, the visit will come 140 years after Ulysses S Grant was the first American president to tour Scotland... Stars and... (by Blackleaf)
Jun 9th, 2018 by darkbeaver last post
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The Domestication of Humans
7 Signs That Humans Are Domestic Animals Tens of thousands of years ago, humans were wild animals. Our ancestors roamed the land in search of food by day, and huddled together for safety by night. But then something changed. We domesticated ... (by Cliffy)