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The Old World is a reference to those parts of Earth known to Europeans before the voyages of Christopher Columbus; it includes Europe, Asia and Africa.

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Hear Hear!

Post by circumspice » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:25 pm

It's a damn pity that articles such as this one need to be published... But still, it needs to be said, repeatedly, til the new age/ancient aliens morons are finally silenced... (yeah right... like that will ever happen)

https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4693
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Re: Hear Hear!

Post by Simon21 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:35 am

It is also not true that Napoleon's gunners used it for target practice

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Post by circumspice » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:36 am

Simon21 wrote:It is also not true that Napoleon's gunners used it for target practice
Probably not because Napoleon had already sent a cadre of scholars to Egypt to oversee the discovery, identification & removal of any important artifacts during the French campaign in Egypt. Common soldiers would have been instructed to keep an eye out for antiquities & to report them immediately. This was fairly atypical for the time because most armies were only concerned with capturing & holding territory. The story of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone is a good example. Ole Nappy was ahead of his time as far as reverence for antiquities. (for the purpose of looting, of course) He essentially started the fad of Egyptomania worldwide.
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Egyptomania

Post by kbs2244 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:22 pm

One of the classic examples of this fashion fad was Col. Powers naming of various sites he saw in the Grand Canyon with Egyptian names.

He knew it would get him headlines.

We suffer from the side effects of those names to this day.

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Post by Minimalist » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:11 pm

Napoleon was an artillerist. His gunners would not have missed.
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Re: Hear Hear!

Post by Minimalist » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:58 pm

Testing, testing
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Re: Hear Hear!

Post by circumspice » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:59 pm

Yes, the board is back up & running. However, it's looking weird on a smartphone... It's a "mobile friendly" version that I absolutely hate. And... there's no obvious way to change the display from the mobile version to a desktop version... I must jump through hoops just to check if there are any new posts... like clicking on each separate board just to check for new posts... I hate this new version... :x
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