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Aug 22nd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Are these the severed locks of the Bounty mutineers?
Seven locks of hair found stuffed in a rusty tobacco tin could belong to the sailors behind the most infamous mutiny in British history, experts believe. The severed pigtails could have been taken from the traitorous crew of the HMS Bounty,... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Is Stonehenge an 'ancient computer'?
The mystique of the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge has long stoked peoples imaginations. Theories as to what the Neolithic monument was used for include everything from a burial site to a place of healing. But a team of Australian researchers... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Mary Is phantom pregnancy
The first queen of England in her own right, Mary I (reigned 19 July 1553 to 17 November 1558 ) was known as 'Bloody Mary' for her brutal persecution of Protestants. But she is also remembered for her phantom pregnancy of 1555. Perhaps a result of the... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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500-ft long stone bunker used by the British is rediscovered in India
A forgotten British-era bunker has been discovered under a governor's residence in Mumbai (Bombay) decades after it was sealed off. The 500-ft long underground shelter was used when India was under colonial British rule, and it reopened this month... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Was Queen Victoria a 'sexless old bag'?
Dour, sexless, perpetually unamused Queen Victoria has had a notoriously bad press since her death in 1901. Yet according to A.N. Wilson, the historical adviser to new ITV drama Victoria, this reputation is not only wide of the mark, it was deliberate... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 21st, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Ancient Egyptian tool found in Derbyshire wardrobe
An Ancient Egyptian tool has been found in a wardrobe. The 4,500-year-old wooden maul, or mallet, used by Egyptian craftsmen, had been stored in the wardrobe in Derbyshire to protect it from sunlight. It was originally discovered during World... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 20th, 2016 by talloola last post
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Oddest Olympic moments in history even put Rio's green swimming pool in the shade
Viewers were left astonished by the mysterious, emerald-green swimming pool that became a feature of the Rio Olympic Games. But those who think that this is one of the most bizarre scenes in Olympic history will have to think again. Over the 120... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 19th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Ancient Iceman wore hat made of bear skin, study finds
Ancient Iceman wore hat made of bear skin, study finds The Associated Press First posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:52 PM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 19th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Rare silver coins found in Derbyshire declared treasure
Silver 12th Century coins found in a field in Derbyshire have been declared treasure by a coroner. The 10 coins were unearthed by several metal detectorists in 2014 and date from the reigns of King Stephen and King Henry II. Historians believe they... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 19th, 2016 by Danbones last post
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Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum
Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum Phuong Le, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 01:32 AM EDT ... (by spaminator)
Aug 17th, 2016 by darkbeaver last post
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World's first pyramid... in KAZAKHSTAN
A previously unknown Egyptian-style pyramid has been found in a remote area of the Kazakhstan steppe some 3,900 miles northeast of Cairo. The structure is now substantially in ruins but it is believed that it was a lookalike of the famous Pyramid... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 16th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Roman jewellery is found near a site linked to King Arthur
A copper brooch that could be up to 2,000-years-old has been discovered close to a site linked to the legendary King Arthur. The piece of jewellery is thought to date back to the Romano-British period while the country was under Roman rule. Some ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 15th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The hunt for the Tudor hitman
In 1536, a London merchant was gunned down with a lethal new weapon in a killing that bore all the hallmarks of a professional hit. But who pulled the trigger, and why? Derek Wilson investigates... The hunt for the Tudor hitman ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 14th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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Mystery bones from ancient Greece may be a teenager sacrificed to Zeus
Mystery bones from ancient Greece may be a teenager sacrificed to Zeus The ancient Greeks and Romans wrote grisly legends about Mount... (by SLM)
Aug 13th, 2016 by Curious Cdn last post
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NASA model suggests Venus could have hosted life millions of years ago
NASA model suggests Venus could have hosted life millions of years ago Postmedia Network and The Washington Post First posted: Friday,... (by spaminator)
Aug 12th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Stone Age bones of Britain's last tribe of hunter-gatherers are discovered
Archaeologists have identified rare human bones as the remains of Britain's last hunter-gatherers on a small island in the Inner Hebrides. There is a surprising absence of human remains from the Late Mesolithic era which came just prior to the... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'New Stonehenge' at Durrington Walls 'had no standing stones'
A 4,500-year-old monument experts thought was "another Stonehenge" is now understood to have not contained any standing stones at all. Archaeologists digging at Durrington Walls - about two miles from Stonehenge - said they now believed the... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Who was Leonidas, Michael Phelps's ancient rival?
Michael Phelps has broken a 2,000-year-old Olympic record by surpassing the 12 individual titles won by Leonidas of Rhodes. Who was this athlete whose record has taken two millennia to beat, asks Jon Kelly? Who, What, Why: Who was Leonidas of... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 12th, 2016 by taxslave last post
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2 1-cent coins from early US sell for combined $869,500
2 1-cent coins from early US sell for combined $869,500 Delara Shakib, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:58 AM... (by spaminator)
Aug 12th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Greenland shark now oldest living animal with backbone
Greenland shark now oldest living animal with backbone Seth Borenstein, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS First posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 03:27 PM... (by spaminator)
Aug 12th, 2016 by spaminator last post
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Parkas might saved Neanderthals from extinction, university study
Parkas might saved Neanderthals from extinction, university study Terri Theodore, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016... (by spaminator)
Aug 11th, 2016 by pgs last post
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New study suggests route of first humans to North America was not Western Canada
New study suggests route of first humans to North America was not Western Canada Bill Graveland, THE CANADIAN PRESS First posted: Wednesday,... (by spaminator)
Aug 11th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Unsporting conduct at the Olympics
Each of the 206 nations taking part in the Rio Olympics must respect the right of athletes to compete for team places, regardless of age, disability, gender and race. But there was a time when these rights were anything but respected, explains... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 10th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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A rail revolution: Dan Snow on the meteoric rise of British railways
Dan Snow talks to Rob Attar about how the ground-breaking rise of the railways reshaped British society and ultimately undermined the empire... A rail revolution: Dan Snow on the meteoric rise of British railways Dan Snow talks to Rob Attar about... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 9th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The Battle of Britain was about far more than just the chosen few
The Battle of Britain has long been hailed as the triumph of the plucky underdog over the Nazi goliath. Yet, says James Holland, when rival fighters clashed over England in 1940, it was the RAF that held all the aces... The Battle of Britain: a... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 8th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Top 10 obsolete weapons that were shockingly deadly
Warfare is a constantly evolving science, but sometimes, outdated weapons are good enough to get the job done. From longbow-wielding commandos to Civil War pikes and World War II biplane bombers, these weapons stuck around longer than they should... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 7th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Trolls, demons and one-eyed giants: a history of monsters
Every culture on Earth has its own monsters. Their stories, their curious habits and diets, and the ways in which they can be warded off create a picture of imaginations running riot. What does the existence of monsters, even if only in our heads,... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 6th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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9 eccentric monarchs through history
From Nero to King George IV, historian Sean Lang rounds up nine of historys most outlandish rulers 9 eccentric monarchs through history ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 6th, 2016 by tay last post
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Last journalists leave Fleet Street
At its height, "the Street of Shame" - as it was dubbed by some - was the pinnacle of a journalist's career, with nearly every national paper and several provincial newspapers having offices within a half-mile radius. Reporters Gavin Sherriff and... (by tay)
Aug 6th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The London: Shipwreck collection to 'rival best in country'
A diver who has helped to recover "thousands of items" from a 17th Century shipwreck has said the finds "rival the best collections" in the country. The London sank off Southend-on-Sea, Essex, in 1665 and was only rediscovered in 2005. Artefacts... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Churchill on roller skates
Do you think Winston Churchill ever worried about roller-skating in Stoke Newington? Strangely enough, he did, says AD Harvey, as papers in The National Archives show... Churchill on roller skates ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The Spanish Armada: England's lucky escape
Robert Hutchinson, author of The Spanish Armada, reveals how poorly Tudor England was prepared for foreign invaders in 1588... The Spanish Armada: England's lucky escape ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 4th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Has the real birthplace of King Arthur been found?
A palace has been discovered at Tintagel in Cornwall where King Arthur is believed to have been born. The palace is believed to have been built in the sixth century - around the time that the king may have lived. Archaeologists say the building may... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Mooke, fylthe and other vyle things
Faeces, dung and droppings blood, urine and slops. These words hardly conjure the drama and glamour of Shakespeares Globe or the Elizabethan court, but for the ordinary inhabitants of Tudor towns, they were an everyday fact of life... Mooke, fylthe... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Mowich last post
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ICTY Exonerates Slobodan Milosevic for War Crimes
ICTY Exonerates Slobodan Milosevic for War Crimes The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has determined that the late Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic was not responsible for war... (by darkbeaver)
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Walter last post
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Work to restore 'Britain's Sistine Chapel' to get undereway
Work to restore a stunning hall dubbed 'Britain's Sistine Chapel' will begin next month. The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Navy College in Greenwich, south east London, decorated by James Thornhill, has been described as the 'finest dining hall in... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 3rd, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Rare photographic find records soldiers heading off to bash the Boers
A rare and extraordinary photo album showing British troops fighting the Boer War has been made public by the descendants of an army captain who fought in the conflict. It contains more than 150 black and white images of the First Battalion ... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Welcome to Britannia: Roman Britain in AD 130
What was Britain like in AD 130, 80 years after the Roman conquest? Bronwen Riley takes a look... Welcome to Britannia: Roman Britain in AD 130 Bronwen Riley takes the pulse of Roman Britain in AD 130 and finds that, 80 years after the conquest,... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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'Priceless' Roman mosaic goes on show in St Albans
A 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic will go on public display for the first time in almost half a century. Archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler discovered it in the 1930s on the site of the ancient Roman city of Verulamium, now St Albans in Hertfordshire.... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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80,000 old photos create a Google Street map of New York City in the 1800s
New York City has a long and sprawling history, but looking at the city today, it's hard to tell what it looked like in the past. Luckily, an enterprising coder has solved that problem by creating a Google Street View map for New York City for the late... (by Locutus)
Jul 31st, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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Scientists reconstruct face of 18 year old farmer who died 3,700 years ago
Archaeologists have seen the face of a woman who has been dead for thousands of years in mysterious circumstances. Known as 'Ava', this Bronze Age woman died more than 3,700 years ago, but has been brought back to life in a two-dimensional image.... (by Blackleaf)
Jul 30th, 2016 by MHz last post
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Why Haiti is punished still
A Giant Step for Mankind Made in Hati The Bwa Kay Iman uprising against slavery By Jeant Saint-Vil Global Research, August 11, 2009 There was a time, not so long ago, when popes, kings and queens enriched themselves and built vast... (by darkbeaver)
Jul 29th, 2016 by Ludlow last post
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American Vacations of the 1900s in Color
American Vacations of the 1900s in Color (by Locutus)
Jul 29th, 2016 by Locutus last post
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Berlin in July 1945 (HD 1080p color footage)
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Jul 29th, 2016 by Blackleaf last post
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The Viking family buried with their favourite board games
They were better known for the terror they instilled in the coastal populations as they pillaged their way around Britain. But it seems the Vikings may have also had a soft spot for something a little more mundane too - board games. Archaeologists ... (by Blackleaf)