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by circumspice
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 4
Views: 225

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

Wasn't the standard pay back then beer, bread & onions? :lol:
by circumspice
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Hand Axe Made of Bone Found in Ethiopia

It's amazing to me that even a few perishable artifacts from so long ago have been preserved. Wow.
by circumspice
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: And, In News From Egypt....
Replies: 4
Views: 225

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

This is not really 'new' news, except perhaps the use of dental evidence to check population demographics. It's long been known that the 2nd Intermediate Period was ushered in by the decay of authority at the end of the Middle Kingdom. The native Ancient Egyptians were shamed by the ignominy of the...
by circumspice
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Falerii Novi Mapped By Ground Penetrating Radar
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Falerii Novi Mapped By Ground Penetrating Radar

Nice find Min. Thanks!
by circumspice
Thu May 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: And in Legal News
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: And in Legal News

The muslims are only doing what the early Christian church did. They were responsible for irreparable damage to non Christian sites all over the world. It both breaks your heart & pisses you off at the same time. Think of the Aztec & Mayan documents destroyed by pious assholes. Same for the Rongoro...
by circumspice
Thu May 21, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: And in Legal News
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: And in Legal News

P.S. The absolutely last place I would send a valuable historical artifact back to is Iraq! That's a difficult call to make Min. Think about the Elgin Marbles. The Parthenon was being actively dismantled to scavenge the limestone to burn in kilns to make mortar. Lord Elgin took advantage of the gre...
by circumspice
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Hunkering Down
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Hunkering Down

I once had a cat who never forgave me for having him neutered. Oh well... it did extend his life span. If he hadn't truly earned his name (Bad Cat) he would have remained intact. THAT was an entertaining adventure. Our local vet didn't like to work with cats or little yappy dogs. Both the vet & the...
by circumspice
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Hunkering Down
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Hunkering Down

Fuddy duddy! No guts, no glory! No pain, no gain! :lol:
by circumspice
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: GuestBook and Comment Section
Topic: Hunkering Down
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Hunkering Down

It could be exceedingly entertaining if you take a cat to the vet... :lol:
by circumspice
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

Wow... That was an eye opening documentary. Thanks Min!
by circumspice
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

Isn't there evidence of contemporary salvage & scavenging shortly after the eruption? I seem to remember reading that the Pompeiians salvaged around the perimeters of the town, where possible. (maybe the same for Herculenium?)
by circumspice
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Comet Strike c 10,000 BCE
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Comet Strike c 10,000 BCE

EP probably is liking it. Being kicked doesn't prevent him from reading the forums, does it?
by circumspice
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: Where is all the "STUFF" from Pompeii?

My first reaction was that the artifacts found there would have been removed for conservation, then moved to a secure place such as a museum or local storage area.
by circumspice
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!
Replies: 19
Views: 1434

Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

There's always a naysayer... While John Shea, an anthropology professor at Stony Brook University, agrees that Neanderthals are a lot smarter than we stereotype them to be, he’s not 100 percent sure the species was responsible for this particular bit of thread. The time frame falls during an era wh...
by circumspice
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Interesting New Technique
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Interesting New Technique

They're probably referring to containers with the residue of the contents remaining inside. Many, if not most of those pots & amphora probably contained beverages & foodstuffs that were included in the grave for the sole purpose of providing sustenance for the deceased occupant. Therefore not disgu...