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The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

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https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/humanoid-and-two-headed-snake-among-more-than-140-newly-discovered-nazca-lines-in-peru/ “Humanoid” And “Two-Headed Snake” Among More Than 140 Newly Discovered Nazca Lines In Peru "A “humanoid” with two faces and a dual-headed snake appearing to devour a human are among 143 newly discovered Nazca Lines in Peru, one of which represents"

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“Japanese university discovers over 140 Nazca lines | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News "A Japanese university team researching Nazca Lines in Peru has discovered an additional 143 geoglyphs." https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20191116_05/ (via https://old.reddit.com/r/PERU/comments/dy14jh/japanese_university_discovers_over_140_nazca_lines/

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More pictures: https://old.reddit.com/r/PERU/comments/dy14jh/japanese_university_discovers_over_140_nazca_lines/f7xqu28/

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_cross Eleanor cross - The Eleanor crosses were a series of twelve tall and lavishly decorated stone monuments topped with crosses in a line down part of the east of England. King Edward I had them erected between 1291 and about 1295 in memory of his wife Eleanor of Castile, who died in November 1290, marking the nightly resting-places along the route taken when her body was transported to London.

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Don't know if I've ever shared this, or if y'all know about it but @squadette's post reminded me of it, and so I decided to share! https://mokum.place/squadette/2426552

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https://www.livescience.com/reconstruction-shaman-antlers-throne.html Ancient 'Shaman' Woman's Piercing Gaze Brought to Life in Stunning Reconstruction "Her body was buried sitting upright on a bed of deer antlers."

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https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtefactPorn/comments/dvvhhk/scythian_golden_comb_circa_4th_century_bc_1080_x/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/ArtefactPorn - Scythian golden comb, circa 4th century BC [1080 x 1341] "4,540 votes and 94 comments so far on Reddit"

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Interesting theme for a comb, different times!

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https://g.co/doodle/xvxk8 Google "321st Anniversary of the First Lighting of Eddystone Lighthouse #GoogleDoodle"

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The first lighthouse on Eddystone Rocks was an octagonal wooden structure built by Henry Winstanley. The lighthouse was also the first recorded instance of an offshore lighthouse. Construction started in 1696 and the light was lit on 14 November 1698. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddystone_Lighthouse

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https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-prehistoric-superglue-may-reveal-neanderthal-experiments-200-000-years-ago-1.8068691 Prehistoric superglue may reveal Neanderthal experiments 200,000 years ago

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https://twitter.com/QasimRashid/status/1194007872599994368 RT @QasimRashid: “A #VeteransDay reminder that 5M Black, Muslim, & Asian soldiers fought in WW1 & WW2—but were erased from history even as early as the victory parade😳 An gross injustice & why it is so much more important we honor our ancestors who helped defeat Nazism. https://t.co/xXYTLG7i95

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/denmark-iceland-clash-priceless-mediaeval-manuscripts-191110064837606.html Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless medieval manuscripts "Reykjavik wants collection bequeathed by Icelandic scholar to University of Copenhagen in 18th century returned."

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They recount tales of Viking raids, Norse history, kings and gods: a priceless collection of medieval manuscripts, bequeathed by an Icelandic scholar to the University of Copenhagen in the 18th century, that Iceland now wants back.

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@gohomekiki

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https://qz.com/1745087/berliners-troll-trump-sending-him-a-2-7-ton-piece-of-berlin-wall/ Berliners are trolling Trump by shipping him a 2.7-ton piece of the Berlin Wall "The chunk weighs as much as 5.5 grand pianos." (by Max de Haldevang, Justin Rohrlich)

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I really hope this ends up in a museum, he won't appreciate the irony or its history! What a waste, they should have just donated it to an American museum directly!

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There's a piece of the wall there in DC at the entrance to SAIS (JH School of Advanced International Studies) ...I think the Smithsonian has one, too?

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https://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/tv-and-film-apprentice-star-learning-about-wwii-could-affect-kids-mental-health-20191101 Twenty-Two-Year-Old Instagrammer Thinks Learning About WWII Could Affect Kids' Mental Health "The comments come after the revelation that contestants on The Apprentice didn't even know when the conflict happened"

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I refused to be categorized in the same box as this dude

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@sorhed: just curious: to me this statement (about 7/10, but fine in general) slightly contradicts your other statements about an imminent big war that's about to happen. Agree on other points though

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The world’s oldest-known recipes decoded - A team of international scholars versed in culinary history, food chemistry and cuneiform studies has been recreating dishes from the world’s oldest-known recipes. http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20191103-the-worlds-oldest-known-recipes-decoded

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@maitani and foodies!

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@halil: and its recipe is very old too

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Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!

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Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intent To blow up king and parliament. Three score barrels were laid below To prove old England's overthrow.

 ‎· Halil 1
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By god's mercy he was catch'd With a darkened lantern and burning match. So, holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring. Holler boys, holler boys, God save the king.

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And what shall we do with him? Burn him!

 ‎· Halil
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all versions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder_Plot_in_popular_culture

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fyi, in case you forgot or didn't know, this was about overthrowing a Protestant King to replace him with a Catholic King, in its simplest terms! also, Google ""Guy Fawkes' signature before and after his torture"", quite disturbing!

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Erskine May https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erskine_May

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on Chris Bryant's bedside!

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https://www.scotsman.com/heritage/prehistoric-humans-stored-bone-marrow-to-eat-like-canned-soup-1-5021571 Prehistoric humans stored bone marrow to eat like canned soup "Prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup, a new study has found."

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https://interestingengineering.com/aristotles-ideas-laid-the-foundation-for-evidence-based-medicine Aristotle's Ideas Laid the Foundation for Evidence-Based Medicine "Aristotle is well known in the world of philosophy and even history, but did you know that he is actually regarded as one of the founders of evidence-based medicine?"

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-50134723/singapore-the-artist-cutting-off-the-head-of-a-british-colonialist The artist cutting the head off a British colonialist "One Singaporean artist is questioning his country's admiration for Sir Stamford Raffles."

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@eyebrowsonfire

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Stone Age houses discovered at Yorkshire quarry could be UK's first surviving examples using timber - Yorkshire Post https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage/stone-age-houses-discovered-at-yorkshire-quarry-could-be-uk-s-first-surviving-examples-using-timber-1-10070019

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So well-preserved is the wood discovered at a quarry near Northallerton that it looks as though it was felled only yesterday, say staggered archaeologists.

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But the cause for them “jumping for joy” this week is that the materials go back to the Stone Age - and may well be the UK’s first surviving example of houses on which timbers were used – so could shed new light an a still-mysterious time in history.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/byzantine-church-to-mystery-martyr-unearthed-near-jerusalem/2019/10/23/e7547294-f5ae-11e9-b2d2-1f37c9d82dbb_story.html Byzantine church to mystery martyr unearthed near Jerusalem "Israeli archaeologists are revealing an elaborately decorated Byzantine church dedicated to an anonymous martyr that was recently uncovered near Jerusalem"

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https://twitter.com/MedHistoryMan/status/1185168182497218561?s=09 RT @MedHistoryMan: “If you are around on 5th November, please come to @KingsCollegeLon to see me and a range of experts (including Mark Gatiss) talk about medicine and mental health in the Georgian era https://t.co/DlcO85yd1q

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Via @laurabotts

 ‎· Halil 1
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My sister is game, so we might go together!

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I thought it sounded interesting.

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Cod Signal. We have a collection of three volumes of bound serials (bound by my library, they didn't come this way). The volumes are labeled, "Overseas Editions of Magazines World War 1939-45." These include single issues of, for instance, Detective Story Magazine, Coronet, Newsweek, Popular Science, Popular Photography, Cosmopolitan, Overseas Comics. Every issue is labeled something like, "For the armed services" or "Overseas edition," or "Special overseas edition" and all say "Distributed by Special Services Division, A.S.F., U.S. Army" and "Not for sale." Some of them specify "Editorial content unchanged from regular edition." The typed title page of each volume says, "Special editions of magazines prepared for distribution to the armed services. They are printed on light-weight paper and do not contain advertising." [EDIT: I fixed special forces to special services]

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I offered to write a blog post about these overseas wartime edition, but all I can find so far is about the Armed Services Editions books https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_Services_Editions . Any ideas where I could find out more about these magazines?

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@laurabotts: Thanks!

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"1930s Flour Sacks Featured Colorful Patterns For Women To Make Dresses - When flour manufacturers saw women turning their flour sacks into clothing, diapers, dish cloths, and more, they started packing their flour in pretty patterns. Families greatly appreciated this, as times were very hard." https://www.littlethings.com/flour-sack-dresses and https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1105750 - Also https://blog.etsy.com/en/feed-sacks-a-sustainable-fabric-history/ (Etsy link via Spidra)

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O HAI rabbit hole!

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^Спасибо огромное!

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https://www.stylist.co.uk/long-reads/what-is-the-windrush-scandal-theresa-may-amber-rudd-family-relationships/314286 “How my parents’ bravery, love and strength got us through the Windrush scandal” "What was it really like growing up with parents from the Windrush generation? One writer shares her story."

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The carousel of smells that ran through my parents’ home was one of the things that made my childhood and older years so precious, even though I took being the child of Caribbean parents for granted.

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I thought everyone had family gatherings and Christmas dinners littered with sweet drinks from back home, such as Sorrel, a dark red beverage made with petals from the sorrel plant, or homemade ginger beer. My dad would often frequent the kitchen on a Sunday morning, making salt fish for breakfast. My mum was always the one preparing the feasts before Christmas and Easter when we would see other culinary delights hit our tables. From curry goat and chicken to roti, my upbringing was great.

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But, until recently, I didn’t fully grasp the effort it had taken my parents and those of their generation to bring this amazing culture to the UK.

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My parents came to the UK from the West Indies during the 60s; they were part of the Windrush generation, who came in response to post-war labour shortages in the UK, and were named for the MV Empire Windrush, the first ship from the Caribbean to arrive at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 22 June 1948.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/dkuitw/general_henry_graham_ordering_alabama_governor/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/OldSchoolCool - General Henry Graham ordering Alabama Governor George Wallace to step aside to allow Black students to enter the University of Alabama, June 11, 1963. "17,589 votes and 978 comments so far on Reddit"

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This happened 10 years before I was born, goodness, really puts things like this into perspective that we haven't actually made that much progress!

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How the Zamboni Changed the Game for Ice Rinks | Innovation | Smithsonian https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-zamboni-changed-game-ice-rinks-180973352/

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@eyebrowsonfire

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