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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 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 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 ISLAMTom Holland in The Guardian:Whenever modern civilisations…Continue


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Comment by Stephen on March 12, 2018 at 1:38pm

'Entire streets' of Roman London uncovered in the City

Ths is a few years old but interesting all the same.

An archaeological dig in the heart of the City "will transform our understanding" of Roman London, experts claim.
About 10,000 finds have been discovered, including writing tablets and good luck charms.
The area has been dubbed the "Pompeii of the north" due to the perfect preservation of organic artefacts such as leather and wood.
One expert said: "This is the site that we have been dreaming of for 20 years."
Archaeologists expect the finds, at the three-acre site, to provide the earliest foundation date for Roman London, currently AD 47.
The site will house media corporation Bloomberg's European headquarters.
It contains the bed of the Walbrook, one of the "lost" rivers of London, and features built-up soil waterfronts and timber structures, including a complex Roman drainage system used to discharge waste from industrial buildings.
Organic materials such as leather and wood were preserved in an anaerobic environment, due to the bed being waterlogged.

Comment by Stephen on March 12, 2018 at 1:10pm

Its funny Doone to most of us English the Normans just fade into the background. But nearly all of our Aristocracy come from these Norman families so their influence still lives on.

Comment by Doone on March 12, 2018 at 1:06pm

Interesting, Stephen, the Normans are comparatively recent in history.

Comment by Stephen on March 12, 2018 at 1:04pm

Normal for Normans? Exploring the large round mounds of England

Silbury Hill at sunrise: at 31m tall, Silbury is the largest prehistoric monument in Europe. A recent investigation set out to see if the monument had any prehistoric siblings in England. (Photo: Steve Marshall)

Most of England’s monumental mounds are assumed to be Norman castle mottes built in the period immediately after the Conquest – but could some of them have much earlier origins? Jim Leary, Elaine Jamieson, and Phil Stastney report on a project that set out to investigate some of these mighty constructions.

Comment by Doone on March 9, 2018 at 2:52pm

Roman Road Tube Map Circa 125 AD -

Comment by Stephen on March 6, 2018 at 11:55am

Oldest-known message in a bottle found on WA beach 132 years after being tossed overboard

A small dark bottle lies on a beach with waves and blue sky in the background.

A Perth family has made an extraordinary historical discovery after becoming bogged on a West Australian beach.
Tonya Illman was walking across sand dunes just north of Wedge Island, 180 kilometres north of Perth, when she noticed something sticking out of the sand.
"It just looked like a lovely old bottle, so I picked it up thinking it might look good in my bookcase," she said.
But Mrs Illman realised she had likely uncovered something far more special when out fell a damp, rolled up piece of paper tied with string.

Comment by Doone on March 3, 2018 at 7:58pm
Comment by Stephen on March 2, 2018 at 6:41pm

Rare Roman boxing gloves found near Hadrian's Wall 

Leather bands dating from AD120 are thought to be only known surviving examples

The Roman leather boxing gloves on display

The gloves resemble leather padded bands rather than the full-hand versions used in modern boxing. Photograph: The Vindolanda Trust

Comment by Stephen on March 2, 2018 at 6:34pm

Britain's prehistoric catastrophe revealed: How 90% of the Neolithic population vanished in just 300 years

Ancient Britons may have been nearly wiped out by bubonic plague brought by newcomers to the island

Extraordinary new genetic evidence is revealing how Britain experienced a mysterious almost total change in its population in just a few centuries after the construction of Stonehenge.
It suggests that some sort of social, economic or epidemiological catastrophe unfolded.
The great 20-30 tonne stones of Stonehenge were erected by Neolithic farmers whose ancestors had lived in Britain for at least the previous 1,500 years – and new genetic research on 51 skeletons from all over Neolithic Britain has now revealed that during the whole of the Neolithic era, the country was inhabited mainly by olive-skinned, dark-haired Mediterranean-looking people.

Comment by Stephen on February 20, 2018 at 5:51pm

Modern tech unravels mysteries of Egyptian mummy portraits

A new exhibit explores the science of ancient funeral paintings

Hibbard mummy

MUMMY MYSTERY The Hibbard mummy, now on display at Northwestern University, holds the body of a girl estimated to be 5 years old at death. Recent analyses might help reveal a cause of death.

Everybody’s a critic. Even back in second century Egypt.
While digging in Tebtunis in northern Egypt in the winter of 1899–1900, British archaeologists stumbled upon portraits of affluent Greco-Egyptians placed over the faces of mummies. One grave contained an ink and chalk sketch, a bit larger than a standard sheet of printer paper, of a woman from around the years A.D. 140 to 160. The sketch includes directions from an unidentified source to the artist to paint the “eyes softer.”

Funerary portraits discovered from ancient Egypt (one at left) covered the faces of mummies. A sketch (right) on the back of another portrait has instructions in Greek to paint the “eyes softer.


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