The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
https://www.mylondon.news/whats-on/dark-blood-drenched-history-lost-21592481 Dark and blood-drenched history of lost London village buried beneath main road "Ratcliff, between Limehouse and Shadwell, was the site of seven murders in 1811" (by Emma Magnus)
https://scitechdaily.com/medieval-manuscript-fragments-discovered-in-bristol-tell-of-merlin-the-magician-from-arthurian-legend/ Medieval Manuscript Fragments Discovered in Bristol Tell of Merlin the Magician From Arthurian Legend "Bristol manuscript fragments of the famous Merlin legend among the oldest of their kind. Medieval manuscript fragments discovered in Bristol that tell part of the story of Merlin the magician, one of the most famous characters from Arthurian legend, have been identified by academics from the Univ"
http://www.preservedproject.co.uk/the-sarcophagus-of-the-via-apia-rome-1485/ The Sarcophagus of the Via Appia, Rome, 1485
Research suggests that crochet probably developed most directly from Chinese needlework, a very ancient form of embroidery known in Turkey, India, Persia and North Africa, which reached Europe in the 1700s and was referred to as "tambouring," from the French "tambour" or drum. https://www.crochet.org/page/CrochetHistory
crochet (n.) "kind of knitting done with a needle with a hook at one end," 1846, from French crochet "small hook; canine tooth" (12c.), diminutive of croc "hook," from Old Norse krokr "hook," which is of obscure origin but perhaps related to the widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning "bent, hooked." So called for the hooked needle used. Crochet-needle is from 1848; crochet-work from 1856; crochet-hook from 1849.· Halil
And it's still not replicable by a machine!· hedgielib 3
https://youtu.be/cQCUwZJKLO0 The Attica Prison Rebellion – BBC News "On September 9th 1971 inmates at Attica maximum security facility in New York State rioted and seized control of the jail, taking guards hostage. When negoti..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQCUwZJKLO0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_turriform_churches Anglo-Saxon turriform churches
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/archaeologists-discover-evidence-of-anglo-saxon-church/141330 Archaeologists discover evidence of Anglo-Saxon church - HeritageDaily - Archaeology News "- HeritageDaily - Archaeology News"
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/polished-stone-balls-found-5500-year-old-scottish-tomb-180978615/ Polished, 5,500-Year-Old Stone Balls Found in Neolithic Scottish Tomb "The rare artifacts were probably used as both weapons and symbols of power" (by Livia Gershon)
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/how-amsterdams-rijksmuseum-is-addressing-its-colonial-past Dog collar or slave collar? A Dutch museum interrogates a brutal past "Under pressure from former colonies and activists, a storied museum is digging deeper into its collections for a fuller narrative."
https://collections.mfa.org/objects/146531/beadnet-dress?ctx=a6616ba6-1a49-49b7-951d-c79aef4fddfc&idx=0 Beadnet dress – Works – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Can't upload the photo, it's blocking me due to copyright, check out the link, excuse the pun! 😃🤣· Halil
https://www.historyforkids.net/egyptian-clothing.html Egyptian Clothing Facts - Ancient Egypt for Kids "Egypt has hot and dry weather because so much of it is a desert. The ancient Egyptians had to have clothing that was not too hot and allowed free flowing air to cool their bodies. Most of the clothes they wore were made of linen that was made from the flax plant. The type and … Continue reading "Egyptian Clothing""· Halil
https://ancient-archeology.com/archaeologists-discover-remains-of-10000-year-old-settlement-in-russia/ Archaeologists discover remains of 10,000-year-old settlement in Russia - ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY "Archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences has excavated traces of Mesolithic settlements near the Veletma River in Russia."
https://twitter.com/WeirdBristol/status/1433511295890993154?s=19 RT @WeirdBristol: “This suit of armour which hangs high on a wall of St Mary Redcliffe was made for the #Bristol born admiral Sir William Penn (1621-1670). His son (also called William Penn) founded a colony in America which would go on to become the state of Pennsylvania, which was named after him”
https://www.reddit.com/r/HistoryPorn/comments/pg1hxg/up_to_70000_british_women_left_the_uk_in_19451947/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/HistoryPorn - Up to 70,000 British women left the UK in 1945-1947 to reunite with their American husbands in the United States. This is a photo of the HMS Victorious filled with women and children on their way to the US. [1536x2048] "Bis jetzt 3.328 Votes und 109 Kommentare auf Reddit"
Never knew this!· Halil
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Swing-Sailor-stories-Victorious-Stories/dp/0733620795 Swing by, Sailor: True stories from the war brides of HMS Victorious: Amazon.co.uk: Dyson, Catherine: 9780733620799: Books "Buy Swing by, Sailor: True stories from the war brides of HMS Victorious by Dyson, Catherine (ISBN: 9780733620799) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders."· Halil
“I Was a Male War Bride” (Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, 1949) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Was_a_Male_War_Bride - 9-minute clip: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RdUsDhuaVBY· bentley 1
Correct pronunciation of the Egyptian deities!· Halil
Had Stargate used these names, would have been so much cooler! I miss sg1· Halil
Who was your favourite Goa'uld and Tok'ra?· Halil
Apophis, Baal, Selmak - of course, Garshaw of Belote (played by the British actress Sarah Douglas, she was the evil villain in Superman 2) a brief role but I love her, hmmm stuck now...· Halil
http://projects.oudaily.com/mclaurin/ George McLaurin: The life and legacy of the first black student at OU - OU Daily "One in 12,174. That’s what George McLaurin became Oct. 14, 1948, when he began classes at OU: drifting alone, one dark face in a sea of 12,173 white ones."
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtefactPorn/comments/pf4t2j/a_rather_honest_wax_portrait_of_louis_xiv_by/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/ArtefactPorn - A rather honest wax portrait of Louis XIV by Antoine Benoist (circa 1705), Château de Versailles [709x886] "814 votes and 26 comments so far on Reddit"
https://www.reddit.com/r/fashionhistory/comments/pcnnj1/queen_maria_of_romania_and_her_daughter_princess/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share r/fashionhistory - Queen Maria of Romania and her daughter, Princess Ileana, Bran, Jully 1924. "Bis jetzt 140 Votes und 1 Kommentar auf Reddit"
2 photos, original and colourised· Halil
I'm not exactly sure what happened to the Romanian House· Halil
https://travelmakertours.com/the-story-of-the-romanian-royal-family-a-journey-into-the-past/ The Story of the Romanian Royal Family - a Journey into the Past "Romania has quite an interesting history. This is why we decided to write an article and walk you through the history of the Romanian royal family."· Halil
"The U.S. Has Had 'Vaccine Passports' Before—And They Worked "History shows that the benefits of such a system can extend far beyond the venues into which such a passport would grant admission " https://time.com/5952532/vaccine-passport-history/
https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-genghis-khan 10 Things You May Not Know About Genghis Khan "Explore 10 facts about a great ruler who was equal parts military genius, political statesman and bloodthirsty terror."
https://most-interestingthings.com/7000-year-old-native-american-bog-burial-found-off-the-coast-of-florida-2/ 7,000-Year-Old Native American 'Bog Burial' Found Off the Coast of Florida | Most Interesting Things "The 167 bodies discovered in a pond in Windover, Florida started to stir up excitement in the archaeological world only after the bones were declared very old, and not the product of mass murder. Researchers from Florida State University came to the site, believing that in the swampland some more Native American bones had been found."
She Was Declared a Witch at Salem. These Middle Schoolers Want to Clear Her Name. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/us/elizabeth-johnson-jr-salem-witch-trials.html
"The woman, Elizabeth Johnson Jr., who lived in what is now North Andover, Mass., was one of 28 members of her extended family who faced allegations of witchcraft in 1692, according to historians. She was born around 1670 and may have been mentally disabled. She was sentenced to death in 1693 after she confessed to being a witch, only to be granted a reprieve by the governor of Massachusetts at the time. She died in 1747, at the age of about 77. But in contrast with a vast majority of other people who were wrongfully convicted and carried the stigma associated with the witch trials long after their deaths, Johnson had no known descendants to try to clear her name."· JustDuckie
"That’s why a group of middle school students from North Andover decided last year to take up her cause, pressing their state senator to introduce legislation that they helped craft and that would exonerate Johnson, who never married and had no children. “To right a wrong, it’s worth doing,” Carrie LaPierre, the teacher of the eighth-grade civics class at North Andover Middle School, said on Thursday."· JustDuckie
"About 35 percent of the people who were formally charged with witchcraft confessed and avoided execution, he said, adding that the ones who were put to death were those who had maintained their innocence or refused to cooperate. “Frankly, being accused of witchcraft in 1692 would have been a stain worse than murder,” Professor Baker said. Image "· JustDuckie
"During the 1950s, Massachusetts passed a law that had been intended to exonerate the remaining people who were found guilty of witchcraft, but it failed to include all of their names. Another effort to deliver justice in 2001 excluded Elizabeth Johnson Jr., who historians said was declared legally dead when she was convicted in 1693. “She was the only person who was convicted during that process who was never exonerated,” State Senator Diana DiZoglio, a Democrat whose district includes North Andover, said on Thursday."· JustDuckie
"Ms. LaPierre said that her students had learned how the legislative process works — and how it could be a grind. The wait is nothing new, though, especially for Elizabeth Johnson Jr. “This,” Ms. LaPierre said, “isn’t going to happen overnight.”"· JustDuckie
https://arkeonews.net/archaeologists-discovered-the-monastery-of-queen-cynethryth-a-strong-anglo-saxon-queen/ Archaeologists discovered the monastery of Queen Cynethryth, a strong Anglo-Saxon queen "Archaeologists from the University of Reading and local volunteers excavating on the grounds of Holy Trinity Church have made an..."
https://time.com/5911003/middle-ages-myths/ What the 'Dark Ages' Myth Gets Wrong About Medieval Science "Recent research has exploded almost every myth about the scientific stagnation of the Middle Ages "
I don't see any refutation in there. Yes, they mention that some time in 13th century people understood that the Earth is round, and how to measure its radius by watching the sun. But these results were first obtained by Eratosthenes around 240BC, good *fourteen centuries* before! This is not progress, this is some lack of acute regress. I'd hazard to say that the lack of scientific progress in the Dark Ages was mostly due to the same reasons why scientific progress is not being advanced in modern Afghanistan or Yemen: all resources were consumed by wars. If one wants to see real scientific progress in the European medieval times, there were India and the Califate, sadly, both mostly outside Europe.· 9000 3
https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/p5gpyb/til_president_lincolns_blockade_of_confederate/ r/todayilearned - TIL President Lincoln’s blockade of Confederate cotton caused famine in English mill towns. Suffering Manchester workers nevertheless sent a letter of support to Lincoln and he responded with thanks and a gift of food. A statue of Lincoln in Manchester displays excerpts from both letters. "Bis jetzt 39.221 Votes und 927 Kommentare auf Reddit"
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