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by Simon21
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: New World
Topic: A Look at American Pseudoarchaeology
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: A Look at American Pseudoarchaeology

This is a very old tendency eg. The Nazis with their "ancient Teutonic eagle brooches". One of the most ludicrous is of course Israel when Yadin formally reburied a "zealot" defender of Masada (believing Josephus implicitly) only for it to be found that the bag of bones was probably a Roman attacker...
by Simon21
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51628

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

The statue looks like a Henry Moore reject.
by Simon21
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document
Replies: 186
Views: 51628

Re: Contemporary Great Pyramid Document

There is a good book which looks at the construction of the Stonehenge trilothons.

It examines various different methods and concludes that brilliant as the various suggestions are the builders might have used all, or none of them.
by Simon21
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Bronze Age Tombs Found Near Pylos
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Bronze Age Tombs Found Near Pylos

Always the bulls
by Simon21
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece

This is an impressive find. Having recently visited Ephesus and been given a lecture on the immense cost of archaeological excavations, one wonders how long this will take to excavate and research. The Nemi ships however show how advanced ancient boat building could be. Had the allies not bombed the...
by Simon21
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Nefertiti in the news again
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Re: Nefertiti in the news again

Oh dear bit upset are we Huck? Dem uppitty a-rabs! :(
by Simon21
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: fired pottery
Replies: 23
Views: 12157

Re: fired pottery

It all depends on what the hunter gatherers were hunting and gathering. Kangaroos and emus in OZ and and game in New Guinea etc do not "migrate" as such, they graze wherever they can. On the other hand during the cooler months in Northern NSW and Canberra bands would move to the highlands and feast ...
by Simon21
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Nefertiti in the news again
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Re: Nefertiti in the news again

While British & French did indeed loot Egypt & other colonial possessions, the Rosetta Stone was looted from its original location in antiquity, possibly late antiquity, inferring that the Arab conquerors did the original looting. Try to keep the facts straight rather than relying on your typical, ...
by Simon21
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Nefertiti in the news again
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Re: Nefertiti in the news again

There was a book published about 2 years ago about Champollion and the translation of hieroglyphics. The book spelled out how the British and French looted Egypt even ripping out the Rosetta down and other artefacts without the slightest regard for the Egyptian people. It is not surprising that ther...
by Simon21
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Nefertiti in the news again
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Re: Nefertiti in the news again

Re: Nefertiti in the news again by Minimalist » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:21 pm Does Zahi ever admit when he is wrong? Who knows but it always cheering when someone from a despised and exploited country speaks up and gets Westerners to take notice. One remembers the Maori and Koories who when they asked f...
by Simon21
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Waterloo limbs
Replies: 40
Views: 5874

Re: Waterloo limbs

Many of Napoleon's Marshals seem to have died from wounds such as this. I read that as the empire came under heavy attack in 1812 officers had to expose themselves more to the enemy in order to steady the new recruits as they ran out of veterans and experienced troops.
by Simon21
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Nefertiti in the news again
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Re: Nefertiti in the news again

I never read the Express, I don't beleive "migrans" are responsible for the UK's ills or that Trade Unions are inventions of the Devil so it has nothing for me.
by Simon21
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hear Hear!
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

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: 913

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: 3183

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....