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by Simon21
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Australia & Oceania, Antarctica
Topic: Egyptian Glyphs in Australia???
Replies: 131
Views: 125129

Re: Egyptian Glyphs in Australia???

Sadly OZ is full of this nonsence. The hieroglyphics are doubtless to be found near Lassiter's lost reef or the buried Portuguese Gallion.
by Simon21
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

Both of which have taken part in abundance
by Simon21
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Oracle of Delphi
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: The Oracle of Delphi

weird that she couldn't predi
ct what would happen if she insulted Nero
by Simon21
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: And, In News From Egypt....

Exactly - my personal opinion is that if we went back and actually saw some seminal events we might well be surprised at the numbers involved and the amount of exaggeration. One is reminded of Lincoln when asked by the Times how many Confederate troops did he estimate were in the field? He replied s...
by Simon21
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: And, In News From Egypt....

A lot of so called invasions stretch the term. Did the Beaker people "invade" Britain? There is now a well established argument that there was no Anglo-saxon invasion of Post Roman Britain. And what scale denotes an invasion? The Arab armies which are supposed to have single handedly conquered all t...
by Simon21
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: I Will Resist The Obvious Thread Title....
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: I Will Resist The Obvious Thread Title....

There is a rather frightening ghost story set in a Viking toilet, at first comical then less so. It concerns one of the men (dead) of Olaf Tryggvason and the last fight of the Long Serpent.
by Simon21
Thu May 21, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Another High Tech Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Another High Tech Tool

That would put it in the "could be" category. Unfortuantely one has to be sceptical of anything that comes out of nationalist Israel - as with other countries such as India frantically trying to rearrange their past toi suit a particular ethnic group. One is reminded of the highly embarrasing incide...
by Simon21
Fri May 15, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Another High Tech Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Another High Tech Tool

Sounds extremely dodgy. What tower in Jersulalem was dated to 1700 BC in the first place? And such a misdating would be obvious surely - cultural context etc.
by Simon21
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

The date is wring it is now thought Pompeii was destroyed in October.
by Simon21
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

Recall that it was not just the pyroclastic flow at the end. For the better part of a day Vesuvius rained ash and pumice down on the town and that gets heavy when it starts to build up. Somewhere there was a video rendering of the eruption. I wonder if I can still find it? It was presumed that this...
by Simon21
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

Isn't there evidence of contemporary salvage & scavenging shortly after the eruption? I seem to remember reading that the Pompeiians salvaged around the perimeters of the town, where possible. (maybe the same for Herculenium?) That's what happened to many of the town's statues, they were salvaged, ...
by Simon21
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Comet Strike c 10,000 BCE
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Comet Strike c 10,000 BCE

Science and knowledge are already under siege from a motley ragbag of climate change deniers, MMR sceptics, 5G phone nutters. There's no need to encourage others.

"Opinion is only worth hearing if it is well informed" - or at least based on basic science.
by Simon21
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

Maybe they have it in places not photographed, or maybe if they left anything out it would get stolen, I don'r know, but it would seem to be a much more awesome place to see if all the day to day trappings were left as they were 2000 years ago. Trouble is we don't know how homes in Pompeii would ha...
by Simon21
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 19
Views: 1287

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

n all the pics and videos of Pompeii, even the newly opened areas there is never any day to day items. Plates, chairs, tables, jugs, beds, :wink: clothing, etc, etc. I would have thought that all that stuff would have been preserved by the pumice. Can someone tell me what happened to it? thanks. Mo...
by Simon21
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Interesting New Technique
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Interesting New Technique

One assumes the traces mean they didn't wash the pots, disgusting.