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by Simon21
Tue May 10, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Phoenecian Site Found in Inland Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 2736

Re: Phoenecian Site Found in Inland Spain

Fascinating.
by Simon21
Tue May 10, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Dutch Find 18th Century British Cemetery
Replies: 1
Views: 2535

Re: Dutch Find 18th Century British Cemetery

No surprise. It's now been found that Napoleon's army was rotten with typhus etc before he got to Moscow.
by Simon21
Wed Apr 27, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Archaeologists To Open Coffin Found At Notre Dame
Replies: 6
Views: 3925

Re: Archaeologists To Open Coffin Found At Notre Dame

Notre Dame was a bastion of orthodoxy, as was Paris. Hence the phrase Paris is well worth a mass.
by Simon21
Wed Apr 27, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Bronze Age Statue Found in Gaza
Replies: 1
Views: 2651

Re: Bronze Age Statue Found in Gaza

Wow she had a big brief!
by Simon21
Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Archaeologists To Open Coffin Found At Notre Dame
Replies: 6
Views: 3925

Re: Archaeologists To Open Coffin Found At Notre Dame

Or a wealthy builder
by Simon21
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Now These Look Like Helmets
Replies: 1
Views: 2539

Re: Now These Look Like Helmets

They're blue, must be ancient UN soldiers
by Simon21
Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Swiss Gladiatorial Arena Unearthed
Replies: 1
Views: 2347

Re: Swiss Gladiatorial Arena Unearthed

Nah it's in Switzerland. The gladiators would have refused to fight.
by Simon21
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: It's Good To Be The King - But Not Perfect
Replies: 2
Views: 2726

Re: It's Good To Be The King - But Not Perfect

In the 1930s a Dr was sent to Haworth, former home of the Brontes to find out why the rate of mortality was so high. He couldn't find anything obvious till he called on one woman to find her daughter vomiting up a pint of stomach worms and blood. When asked why she hadn't thought to mention this the...
by Simon21
Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Evidence of Crucifixion in Britain
Replies: 2
Views: 2696

Re: Evidence of Crucifixion in Britain

It has been claimed that hundreds possibly thousands of crosses were erected in East Anglia after Boudicca's rebellion.
by Simon21
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 20
Views: 11619

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Where can one get some of these slaves?
by Simon21
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 20
Views: 11619

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Didn't do em any harm.
by Simon21
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 20
Views: 11619

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Scepticism is worthy but it can go to far. Not sure they had Au Pairs in ancient Pompeii. Presumably someone was looking after the transport, though of course it remains an assumption
by Simon21
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 20
Views: 11619

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Scepticism is worthy but it can go to far. Not sure they had Au Pairs in ancient Pompeii. Presumably someone was looking after the transport, though of course it remains an assumption
by Simon21
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures
Replies: 20
Views: 11619

Re: Pompeii Continues To Reveal Its Treasures

Mary Beard, cynicism personified, also questioned the automatic assumption these were "slave" quarters, though she says maybe these peoiple were thought of as part of the chariot and horses get up. At Vindolanda the cavalry quarters were tiny. Especially when one was told that as far as co...
by Simon21
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Old Kingdom Temple Unearthed in Egypt
Replies: 3
Views: 2832

Re: Old Kingdom Temple Unearthed in Egypt

Lost, undiscovered, etc - usually except to the local people who may have known for thousands of years.