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by Minimalist
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Pompeii's Grand Baths Unearthed

Great work, boys. https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/pompeii-restoration-unearths-surprise-treasures/ Pompeii restoration unearths ‘surprise’ treasures Vivid frescoes and never-before-seen inscriptions were among the treasures unearthed in a massive years-long restoration of the world-famous archeolog...
by Minimalist
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51532781 Researchers have described the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade. An articulated skeleton is one where the bones are still arranged in their original positions. The new specimen was uncovered at Shanidar Ca...
by Minimalist
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Tips and Helper Files
Topic: Good multimedia and videos?
Replies: 7
Views: 9836

Re: Good multimedia and videos?

Um, you're replying to a thread that has been dead for 6 years.
by Minimalist
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: This is Interesting - To Say The Least.
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: This is Interesting - To Say The Least.

Reminds me of the line in Holy Grail where Arthur goes "riding" by and one peasant says to the other.


" 'e must be a king or something."

"Why?" asks the second.

" 'e ain't got shit all over 'im."
by Minimalist
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: This is Interesting - To Say The Least.
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: This is Interesting - To Say The Least.

Catastrophes have a way of changing things. Besides, can you imagine what he smelled like two days later in that heat?
by Minimalist
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Religious thought
Replies: 31
Views: 33652

Re: Religious thought

Welcome, Phil. I had the pleasure of getting to Crete as part of a cruise around Greece and Turkey in 2007. Knossos of course. All the touristy things! And then it was on to Santorini which was mind-boggling. I noted that you had an article posted on our new "NEWS" page. Here's a link to it for ever...
by Minimalist
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: This is Interesting - To Say The Least.
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: This is Interesting - To Say The Least.

Our witness, Pliny the Younger only says they recovered his body - not what became of it. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/pompeii.htm Then the flames and smell of sulphur which gave warning of the approaching fire drove the others to take flight and roused him to stand up. He stood leaning on two...
by Minimalist
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: This is Interesting - To Say The Least.
Replies: 9
Views: 182

Re: This is Interesting - To Say The Least.

The article is dated Jan 23 and indicates that the findings were presented at that time. It's only two weeks ago. The main finding of the researchers, who presented their conclusions at a conference in Rome on Thursday, is that the jawbone belonged to a different person, but that the skull is compat...
by Minimalist
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: This is Interesting - To Say The Least.
Replies: 9
Views: 182

This is Interesting - To Say The Least.

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.pre...-1.8439072
Remains Found by Pompeii Really Are Pliny the Elder, New Tests Indicate

The cranium really does belong to the Roman admiral who died leading a rescue mission after Vesuvius erupted, even if the jaw doesn't, researchers say
by Minimalist
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Grim Subject
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Grim Subject

Given the propensity of humans for violence someone was probably chasing them with a club.
by Minimalist
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Grim Subject
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Grim Subject

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/science/vesuvius-eruption-brains-glass.html?algo=identity&fellback=false&imp_id=162603315&imp_id=361849652 Brains Turned to Glass? Suffocated in Boathouses? Vesuvius Victims Get New Look Two studies examined grim scenes left at a Roman settlement devastated by the ...
by Minimalist
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece

They have analysed a remarkably detailed engraving of the battle, created shortly after the event, and used modern mapping techniques to create a virtual 3D account of the battle. Um.... how do they know what is real and what is artistic license? The idea that the small guns carried by galleys coul...
by Minimalist
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Large Shipwreck Found Off Greece

I hadn't heard that Simon. Got a link?
by Minimalist
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

And now, long distance travelers. https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/01/21/1918047117 Neanderthals once inhabited Europe and western Asia, spreading as far east as the Altai Mountains in southern Siberia, but the geographical origin and time of arrival of the Altai populations remain unresolved...
by Minimalist
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Commentary on the Peopling of the New World
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Commentary on the Peopling of the New World

Nice article, Circ.