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by Simon21
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hear Hear!
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: Hear Hear!

It is also not true that Napoleon's gunners used it for target practice
by Simon21
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Wroxeter pendants reinterpreted
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Wroxeter pendants reinterpreted

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-49728401 Always interesting when something which has been accepted for years is reinterpreted. Reminiscent from when a Merovingian tomb excavated in the 18th century was presumed to have a number of stylus's (now lost) Odd considering they were largel...
by Simon21
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Huh?

"A match of only five alleles does not prove any conclusive close family relationship. The data published by Hawass et al. gives only eight autosomal STR markers (Hawass et al., 2010)." From ISOGG Wiki: https://isogg.org/wiki/CODIS The previous genetic analysis really appears to be unsophisticated....
by Simon21
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Huh?

The Trans-Saharan Gold Trade (7th–14th Century) Gold Trade and the Kingdom of Ancient Ghana Around the fifth century, thanks to the availability of the camel, Berber-speaking people began crossing the Sahara Desert. From the eighth century onward, annual trade caravans followed routes later describ...
by Simon21
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Re:Pre GrecRoman Egypt

Wasn’t there an Egypt to sub Sahara, salt for gold, camel train culture that pre-dated the Greco Roman era? Very little genetic ties but still slavery contact at least. Camels were probably introduced into ancient Egypt during the Assyrian & Persian invasions, circa 7th to 6th century BCE. (Arabian...
by Simon21
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Huh?

And how would DNA prove the religious affiliation of the body being tested? And how does the Egyptian Government prevent DNA testing outside Egypt? The Egyptian government prevents outsider genetic testing on the human remains that are within their control, i.e. all human remains that are in Egypt....
by Simon21
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 38
Views: 2782

Re: Waterloo limbs

In keeping with the theme: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49508521 Mystery of Napoleon's favourite general may be solved in Russian discovery A one-legged skeleton discovered under a dance floor in Russia may hold the key to a centuries-old mystery involving Napoleon's favourite general. Cha...
by Simon21
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Huh?
Replies: 18
Views: 1250

Re: Huh?

No... It's already a done deal, a completed study. It was completed in 2010. The Egyptian government will not allow any DNA testing or genetic studies outside the country because they believe that any outside testing will conclude that ancient Egyptians are closely related to Jews. They refuse to l...
by Simon21
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 38
Views: 2782

Re: Waterloo limbs

:D When you learn to control your temper. :D

Then you will be more popular!
by Simon21
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 38
Views: 2782

Re: Waterloo limbs

First off... None of your corrections are ever 'correct'. They are merely your kneejerk reaction to something that you disbelieve. Secondly, I never said aha moments... I said "HAH!" moment. Thirdly, neither of the articles cited ever stated that any of the patients had voluntarily consented to the...
by Simon21
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 38
Views: 2782

Re: Waterloo limbs

[quote="circumspice"] Yes, the discovery of the actual organism that causes malaria took place in 1880... Your point being? Did I, at any time, mention any dates about the malarial treatment for syphilis? So sorry to ruin your "HAH!" moment... ***How do you deliberately infect a patient with malaria...
by Simon21
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 38
Views: 2782

Re: Waterloo limbs

Did they happen to mention what could be gained by knowing that? If I recall correctly, since he was still alive, they were trying to ascertain where in the brain the wound track went. I suppose that because he was still alive they may have believed that the trauma was limited to less essential par...
by Simon21
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 38
Views: 2782

Re: Waterloo limbs

Too true Min. I read that the British Navy painted the gun decks red in their war ships to keep the gunners from panicking at the sight of blood... I understand that gun decks are dangerous work environments... Remember the expression 'loose canon on the deck? I also remember reading that British o...
by Simon21
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 38
Views: 2782

Re: Waterloo limbs

Even more interesting was that I also had Civil War era rifled-muskets which fired the .577 Minie bullet. This was a conical shape and when you checked the target on occasion you would see where the bullet went through sideways as if it was tumbling in the air. The exit wound, so to speak, for thes...
by Simon21
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 38
Views: 2782

Re: Waterloo limbs

In this case the bullet is designed to expand and/or fragment. It is designed for a quick, humane, kill. Just the opposite of an FMJ. Because of their hunting use, this type of cartridge is what is most common in gun and hunting stores. Unfortunately, the bullet works just as well in a human as in ...