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by Simon21
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: I Don't Know About This One
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: I Don't Know About This One

Must have had a lot of time on their hands. I believe they called Egypt "the black land". On a wider note it is of course interesting to consider how ancient entities saw themselves. We all think defining a country is fairly easy, but in the ancient world it was a lot more fluid bit more like how Na...
by Simon21
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Squatters in Caral?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Squatters in Caral?

Sounds accurate. Isn't it true in Mexico (Guatemala) that some archaeologists have to have heavily armed bodyguards? On a recent programme on military archaeology in Poland the archaeologists had barely broken ground when a group of suspicious vehicles suddenly appeared.
by Simon21
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: I Don't Know About This One
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: I Don't Know About This One

Seems suspiciously definitive. "So far" might be a useful corollary. And why do people who write about the ME do so in weird language - "the land of Canaan", just Canaan. Archaeologists from the land of Britain, came to the land of Egypt along with others from the land of France, the land of Italy e...
by Simon21
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Food's Probably Cold By Now!
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Food's Probably Cold By Now!

Oh dear Mr Moron tries again. This is going to be fun. Can I humbly suggest that if you haven't actually heard of one of the world's leading Classicists (she has extensively lectured in Yankeeland and her books are widely available), that you pull your stupid head in and concentrate on your favouri...
by Simon21
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Food's Probably Cold By Now!
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Food's Probably Cold By Now!

Good for Mr dirt-mouth, posting without referring to human shixxx. Therapy must be working! I stand corrected, but the fact remains that the total amount of kitchen material found at Pompeii is not great and the huge vessels in the counters show little signs of fire. Presumably they weren't heated....
by Simon21
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Food's Probably Cold By Now!
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Food's Probably Cold By Now!

A ccording to Mary Beard other taverns like this show no signs of fire, meaning the food was either sold cold or they contained ingredients not actual meals, though this discovery seems to mitigate against this. Of course no kitchens have been found at Pompeii and very few (if any) cooking implement...
by Simon21
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Women's mass grave sheds light on female victims of Spanish Civil War
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Women's mass grave sheds light on female victims of Spanish Civil War

You can read accounts in Paul Preston's "The Spanish Holocaust". The fascists passed a law that if a family member escaped the death squads then other members of the family could be murdered. Apparently one "commander" had his pregnant captives run up and down stairs until they aborted. Then they we...
by Simon21
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Women's mass grave sheds light on female victims of Spanish Civil War
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Women's mass grave sheds light on female victims of Spanish Civil War

About times the crimes of the psycho Franco were exposed. At least they were shot - a small mercy, he wasn't fond of women.
by Simon21
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Oh and just to make it crystal clear because with you one has to I stand by my comments. Including the one "Countries have their customs" What part of that is difficult for you? or are you saying Hasidim of the Mea Sharim don't have any customs? I have to say what their precise attitude to human wa...
by Simon21
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Ho ho and this is not denigration?: "It's better than living in a sandy tent, wiping your ass with your bare left hand because your culture doesn't use toilet paper & water is too precious to waste on cleaning said shitty ass... Maybe I'm frivolous but give me proper hygiene any day." What did I sa...
by Simon21
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: First fifth century mosaic found
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: First fifth century mosaic found

Its bit more complicated than that. For one thing when you say christianity what do you mean? Arian yes but Britain was the home (or Ireland since he was described as a "fat scot swollen with porridge") of Pelagius. And what was Patrick's form of Christianity like? Anyway whatever the religion clear...
by Simon21
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: First fifth century mosaic found
Replies: 2
Views: 125

First fifth century mosaic found

https://news.sky.com/story/historians-s ... s-12156885

Epoch making stuff. Where did the mosaicists come from? How were they paid? Are there any others?

No christian symbols.

So Romanitas in Britain was not just a veneer.
by Simon21
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Oh dear no answer Hucklebery? Do tell us what is the source of your obsession with human excrement? "It's better than living in a sandy tent, wiping your ass with your bare left hand because your culture doesn't use toilet paper & water is too precious to waste on cleaning said shitty ass... Maybe ...
by Simon21
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

Oh dear coming from a confirmed racist who probably denies the holocaust (if they know what it was) that is rich. Like being accused of racism by the Broederbund. The US has been a disaster in the ME largely due to people with bigoted views like yours. A country that cannot eliminate brutal racism f...
by Simon21
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism
Replies: 15
Views: 566

Re: Hegra - Saudi Arabia Opens Nabataean Site to Tourism

It is odd the US attitude to non-white, non jewish people of the ME. On one hand it gives weapons, money, winks at state terrorism (provided it's against their own people), gives and accepts state visits. On the other it resorts to racist contempt calling them all "arabs" assuming everyone is a "mos...