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by Minimalist
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Oracle of Delphi
Replies: 0
Views: 10

The Oracle of Delphi

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/09/the-oracle-of-delphi/135089 Delphi was an ancient sanctuary of the Pythia, located on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus in central Greece. The Pythia was established as a high priest cult around the 8th century BC (although some sources suggest they may...
by Minimalist
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: New World
Topic: Comet Impact Biomass Fires
Replies: 74
Views: 36824

Re: Comet Impact Biomass Fires

Yes, that's a fair impression.

I knock out 3-4 Russian spammers per day but the community seems to have withered in Michelle's absence.
by Minimalist
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Cooking May Have Made Us Human
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Cooking May Have Made Us Human

If you have a link to the story feel free to post it.
by Minimalist
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

I always think of the medieval world as one big rat's nest.

Besides, the Oxyrhynchus Papyri were found in a garbage midden. Beggars can't be choosers.
by Minimalist
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

In England.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/oxbur ... index.html
Archaeologists find rare artifacts under floorboards of English manor house
by Minimalist
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 530

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

In the 4th and 3d centuries BC the Romans habitually raised 4 legions every year. Each legion was about 4,000 men and two were assigned to each consul. Adding in some cavalry (Romans were not great horsemen ) and skirmishers each army would have amounted to less than 10,000 men. Because of their pol...
by Minimalist
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 530

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

I must agree Simon. I've always doubted the numbers reported by ancient historians. Particularly the opposition that they reported they faced. The infrastructure to support vast armies did not exist.
by Minimalist
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Cahokia and Corn..... A Love Story!
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Cahokia and Corn..... A Love Story!

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/did-corn-fuel-cahokias-rise/134037 Today, much of the corn (Zea mays) grown in North America is used to produce corn ethanol – a blend that is added to fuels, primarily gasoline. But approximately 1,000 years ago, in what is now southern Illinois, corn may have ...
by Minimalist
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 530

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

For workers, yes.

Of course this was long before coinage was invented.
by Minimalist
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 530

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

One of the more compelling arguments I'd seen was that the Hyksos were brought in as mercenaries and given their utilization of chariots and compound bows there is still much to support that idea. Those weapons were revolutionary to Egypt when introduced. As a cohesive mercenary group they were in a...
by Minimalist
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 8
Views: 530

And, In News From Egypt....

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-new-find-the-hyksos-didn-t-invade-ancient-egypt-they-lived-there-1.8995876?utm_source=smartfocus&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=archaeology-and-science&utm_content=5019042 Archaeologists Debunk 3,000-year-old Fake News: The Hyksos Didn’t Invade Ancient Egy...
by Minimalist
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-hand-axe-made-1-4-million-years-ago-was-oddly-sophisticated-1.8990818?utm_source=smartfocus&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=archaeology-and-science&utm_content=5019042 Hand Axe Made 1.4 Million Years Ago Shows Unexpected Sophistication The 3-D symmetry and ...
by Minimalist
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Aksum Revealed
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Aksum Revealed

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/the-kingdom-of-aksum-africas-lost-empire/119720 The Kingdom of Aksum – Africa’s lost Empire The Aksumite Empire was an ancient kingdom that existed in Ethiopia from 100 CE to 940 CE. Centred on the ancient city of Axum/Aksum, the nation grew from the proto-Aksum...
by Minimalist
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: I Will Resist The Obvious Thread Title....
Replies: 2
Views: 343

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

Don't leave us hanging, Simon. Tell the story!
by Minimalist
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: I Will Resist The Obvious Thread Title....
Replies: 2
Views: 343

I Will Resist The Obvious Thread Title....

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeologists-discover-viking-toilet-in-denmark/133795 Archaeologists Discover Viking Toilet in Denmark Archaeologists excavating a settlement on the Stevns Peninsula in Denmark suggests they have discovered a toilet from the Viking Age. Archaeologists from the...