History

Paging Indiana Jones: Found – Tomb of Maya Queen – “Lady Snake Lord” – Ruled Centipede Kingdom

October 7, 2012
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h/t Newser for this Nat Geo link.

But this History link is the one you really want. I’m not a fan of the text formatting. But it has a full series of clickable digital images that allow you to peruse the artifacts almost as if you’re there.

The suspected tomb and remains of a...

Archaeologists uncover new Assyrian (1000 – 700 B.C.) site in northern Iraq

October 7, 2012
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Neat stuff.

The Assyrian civilization flourished in northern Iraq between 1000-700 B.C., archeologists were led to discover the site when they exhumed a burial ground, complete with mud brick grave heads.

To further unearth this site the foreign archeological team had to study and remove two more layers of civilization under which the...

A must see Photo: Well-preserved mammoth carcass found in Siberia

October 5, 2012
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That’s actually a reduced-sized photo down below. Click on the link and photo there for the real thing. Pretty amazing, considering. (more…)

World War II bombs, mustard gas in Gulf of Mexico need to be checked, experts warn

September 29, 2012
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Well, this kinda sux!

Oil and bombs don’t mix, yet there’s millions of pounds of unexploded World War II munitions dumped in the Gulf of Mexico that pose a risk to offshore drilling and the environment, researchers say.

The military carried out the dumping from 1946 to 1970 — including off the Pacific,...

U.S. Army secretly sprayed St Louis, other cities with radioactive particles during Cold War?

September 29, 2012
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The claims involve other cities, as well. More background at link below.

There is a lot of evidence that shows people in St. Louis and the city, in particular minority communities, were subjected to military testing that was connected to a larger radiological weapons testing project.’

Previous investigations of the compound were...

Ancient burial shroud made of nettles

September 29, 2012
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Freaky fun fact.

Ancient scraps of fabric found in a grave in Denmark are not made of cultivated flax as once believed, but instead are woven from imported wild nettles, suggesting the graves inhabitant may have traveled far for burial.This discovery, announced Friday, Sept. 28 in the journal Scientific Reports,...

Sharpshooters take out Wolf pack that killed cattle, government environmentalist idiots weep

September 28, 2012
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Good grief. If these sniveling idiots were around at the founding of America, the nation would have never been created, or of had a chance if it were. (more…)

Town debates future of Hitler’s birth place

September 27, 2012
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What would you do?

Exterior view of Adolf Hitler’s birth house in Braunau am Inn, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. With its thick walls, huge arched doorway and deep-set windows, the 500-year old house near the town square would normally be prime property. Because Hitler was born here, it has become a...

Paging Indiana Jones: Nazi-Acquired Buddha Statue Came From Space

September 26, 2012
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“This should be in a museum!” More via Yahoo! News.

It sounds like a mash-up of Indiana Jones plots, but German researchers say a heavy Buddha statue brought to Europe by the Nazis was carved from a meteorite that likely fell 10,000 years ago along the Siberia-Mongolia border.

This space Buddha, also known as “iron...

6,500 year-old Beeswax filling may be oldest dental work

September 19, 2012
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Found along with a bottle of Anbesol!!  Okay, not really!

An ancient cracked tooth repaired with a filling made of beeswax may be the earliest known example of therapeutic dentistry, researchers say.

The tooth is 65 centuries old and was part of a man’s jaw found more than 100 years ago in Slovenia.

Definite...

U.S. to end its pro-democracy work in Russia

September 18, 2012
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Why not, we’ve ended it here in America! If you haven’t noticed, Obama isn’t exactly a, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” kinda guy. Excerpt below from item at On Deadline:

The U.S. Agency for International Development, which has been in Russia for two decades, began its pro-democracy efforts there by funding election monitoring...

Sept. 17: Historical Society of PA putting 6 original drafts and copies of Constitution on display

September 17, 2012
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Happy Birthday!

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is putting six original drafts and copies of the Constitution of the United States on display in honor of the document’s 225th anniversary.

The historical society will put the copies and drafts on display for five hours on Tuesday. The Constitution was officially adopted on...

Photos/Story of Lee’s lost orders leading to bloodiest day in American history: Antietam Creek, Sept. 17, 1862

September 15, 2012
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“When dawn broke along Antietam Creek on Sept. 17, 1862, cannon volleys launched a Civil War battle that would leave 23,000 casualties on the single bloodiest day in U.S. history and mark a crucial pivot point in the war. And yet it might never have occurred – if not for...

New Tone: Teamsters Prez James Hoffa: Tea Party is the new John Birch Society, GOP like the Khmer Rouge

September 14, 2012
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These guys can get away with  anything in front of a friendly audience. He was addressing the National Press Club. All hail the new civility.

Teamsters President James Hoffa on Thursday compared the recent Republican Party convention’s downplaying of the Bush administration to Cambodian leader Pol Pot, who infamously wiped from history books...

Monica Lewinsky meeting with book publishers for tell-all

September 13, 2012
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The little devil with the blue dress on, … or off? heh!

Monica Lewinsky may be poised to write a tell-all book. The former White House intern has reportedly been meeting with a number of major publishers – who were all asked to sign nondisclosure agreements before seeing her.

An insider familiar...

My favorite 9/11 image and a video

September 11, 2012
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The video below is from the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and is not mine.

The image is a classic one by now. I’ve always especially liked it, which is why I’ve kept it on my hard drive.

It and the video are bound to make one think back....

AP Exclusive: Memos show FDR likely hushed up Soviet atrocity

September 10, 2012
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Progressivism is as progressivism does. Who did Obama compare himself to at the convention? h/t Gateway Pundit for the Oba-FDR photoshop. More on this story via the AP.

The American POWs sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced...

Watery Civil War battlefield in Charleston Harbor mapped – with interactive

September 8, 2012
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The image above: THE GREAT FIGHT AT CHARLESTON, S.C. APRIL 7TH 1863

Below, via the Navy Times. There are wikis for the first and the second battles of Charleston Harbor. At the University of South Carolina’s page for the project, on the sidebar, there’s an interactive for the current mapping that gives you...

Alabama shipwreck, “Rachael,” exposed by Hurricane Isaac

September 4, 2012
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The wreck was last visible in 2008 and is often exposed when severe storms pass through the area. It is not a Civil War vessel, as was once believed.

Fox10TV.com reports Hurricane Isaac has uncovered the remains of the ship, which is thought to be an early 20th century vessel named The Rachael...

A relic of the Civil War: My beloved son Carl

September 2, 2012
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Mail Online posts about 15 color images of traditional “Main Streets” in America circa the 1940s. View those here. They are cool – or fascinating, if you like Americana of that sort. I do.

The way it was: Rare colour photographs of Main Street in the 1940s capture the cafes, general...

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