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World History

A group about World History so that I do not end up spamming my USA and Non USA News Group

Location: #culture
Members: 18
Latest Activity: yesterday

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How the British Divided Up the Arab World

Started by Hope. Last reply by Chris Oct 15, 2016. 7 Replies

How the British Divided Up the Arab WorldThe development of the modern nation states throughout the Arab world is a fascinating and heartbreaking process. 100 years ago, most Arabs were part of the…Continue

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History Snippets

Started by Anti_Doone. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 12, 2016. 3 Replies

AN AMERICAN CREATION STORYby Akim ReinhardtThere is scientific evidence indicating that Asiatic peoples migrated…Continue

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Old Time Religion and Buildings

Started by Anti_Doone. Last reply by Onyango Makagutu Nov 30, 2012. 1 Reply

Tatev Monastery - Tatev, ArmeniaThe Tatev monastery once played a notable role in the advancement of medieval Armenian culture when it housed the University of Tatev in the 14th and 15th…Continue

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THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF ISLAM

Started by Anti_Doone. Last reply by Anti_Doone Jul 11, 2012. 2 Replies

THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF ISLAMTom Holland in The Guardian:Whenever modern civilisations…Continue

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Comment by Stephen yesterday

"Two thousand year old Roman version of a Swiss army knife."

What have the Romans ever done for us? haha 

Comment by Stephen yesterday

Warning over spate of illegal metal detecting on Hadrian’s Wall 

Archaeologists have raised the alarm over loss and damage caused by nighthawks in the illegal search for treasure along Hadrian’s Wall.
More than 50 holes dug by people undertaking illegal metal detecting have been found at the Brunton Turret section of the 1,900-year-old World Heritage Site, government heritage agency Historic England said.
Nighthawks, the term for illegal metal detectorists, have targeted the turret and well-preserved section of wall, which was built by the men of the Twentieth Legion of the Roman Army, in their search for ancient artefacts.

The ruins of the Brunton Turret section are surrounded by further buried archaeological remains from the frontier of the Roman empire, which are very vulnerable to damage from nighthawks, Historic England said.
The discovery is the latest in a spate of nighthawking incidents along the wall, at Corbridge, Housesteads and Steel Rigg, over the last three years.
All the sites are protected as scheduled monuments where using a metal detector without proper authorisation is a criminal offence.

Historic England is calling on visitors to Hadrian’s Wall and Tyne Valley residents to report illegal metal detecting which is “causing loss and damage to our shared cultural heritage”.
Mike Collins, Historic England’s inspector of ancient monuments at Hadrian’s Wall, said: “We know that the majority of the metal-detecting community complies with the laws and regulations regarding discovery and recovery of objects from the land.
“But the small number of people who steal artefacts and damage ancient sites are breaking the law and robbing us all of the knowledge and understanding that objects from the past can give us.

“These nighthawks are committing a criminal offence and we’d like everyone’s help to ensure they are caught. Together we can protect the precious shared legacy that our archaeological sites hold.”
Mark Harrison, head of heritage crime and policing advice for Historic England, said: “Illegal metal detecting is not a victimless crime.
“We may never see or fully understand the objects taken or damaged because they have been removed from their original sites with no care or record as to their history or context.”
He added: “Historic England will continue to work with Northumbria Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the metal detecting community to identify the small criminal minority who are intent on causing loss and damage to our shared cultural heritage and to bring them to justice.”

Comment by Anti_Doone on Wednesday

Not a bad version either!

Two thousand year old Roman version of a Swiss army knife.

Comment by Onyango Makagutu on Wednesday

What have i been doing with my life? The history here is so good

Comment by Mrs.B on Wednesday

What a great tour Stephen...thanks!

Comment by Mrs.B on Wednesday

Wow, 1746.....long time.

Comment by Stephen on Wednesday

Roman Road

At the beginning of Wattling Street (Edgware road) is Marble Arch and this was the area called Tyburn and this is where the infamous Tyburn hanging tree or Gallows was sited. Today all that is left of those gruesome days is a stone set in the ground on a traffic island.

Tyburn Gallows 1746

Comment by Mrs.B on Wednesday

Lots of history there Stephen.

Comment by Stephen on Wednesday

I live on the Maida Vale part of Edgware road.

"Edgware Road is a major road through north-west London, starting at Marble Arch in the City of Westminster (south end) and running north to Edgware in the London Borough of Barnet. It is also a boundary between several North London boroughs. The route has its origins as a Roman road (part of Watling Street) and therefore runs for 10 miles in an almost perfect straight line, which is unusual in London. It is part of the modern A5 road. It undergoes several name changes along its length, including Maida Vale, Kilburn High Road, Shoot Up Hill and Cricklewood Broadway; but the road is, as a whole, known as the Edgware Road, as it is the road to Edgware."

Comment by Anti_Doone on Tuesday

Thanks, an interesting Video Stephen Image result for roman london

 

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