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French Troops in their trench at Verdun, 1916.

What Were the Causes of the Black Death?

What Caused the Black Death?

Not only were they brilliant, smart and generally very good at everything, they also had a sense of humour.

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Viking Burial Mask - Dating from the 10th Century, this is believed to be a relic from the tomb of an unknown Viking warrior. The form is based primarily on the pelvis of a bull, which represents strength and virility. The spinal column and rib cage, which protect the warrior's eyes, are those of a young wolf. The ram's horns give the warrior means to ward off the demons who might attack him on his journey after death. | Michael Bahl | Viking Burial Mask

The Mullamast Stone, from 500-600 in Ireland. There are 4 blade marks on the left side of the stone and 2 deep ones on top, suggesting that the stone was used as part of a “sword in the stone” kingship ritual. The perpetuation of the importance of the “sword in the stone,” which comes from Arthurian legend, demonstrates the continuity of Celtic rituals even after the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Tjelvar’s Grave on Gotland Island, Sweden: A stone ship, like this one, was an early burial custom primarily in Scandanavia. Most are dated 1000 - 500 BCE. This particular grave is dated at 750 BCE. According to legend, Tjelvar was the mythical discoverer of Gotland.

An ancient Egyptian gold finger-ring, with a carnelian bezel in the form of cat, symbol of the goddess Bast/Bastet, with a wedjat-eye on the under side.

Archaeologists uncover medieval human remains outside Trinity College, Dublin

L'Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. Discovered in 1960, it is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in N. A. outside of Greenland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site highlights Viking life in N.A.

Duckworks - The Early Voyagers - Viking

A previously unreadable fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls photographed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA in the early 1990s using digital infrared technology. The fragment, translated into English, reads "he wrote the words of Noah."

Dead Sea Scrolls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a pretty amazing find from Norway. It is a largely complete wooden ski, which recently emerged from a glacier. The ski measures 172 cm in length by 14.5 cm in width and contains leather straps for securing the foot. It is estimated to be c. 1300 years old and was recovered from a site that has produced hundreds of artefacts in recent years, due to the receding ice sheet.

Ancient Ski Discovered in Norway | Irish Archaeology

If you are exploring your ancestry all the way back to the Colonial period in U.S. history, this Infographic will help—providing a timeline and facts to help you better understand the times your ancestors lived in. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic.” blog.genealogyban...

Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic

Well that'll cure anything!

Amber Bear found in 1887 in a peat bog near Slupsk, Poland. Thought to be Neolithic between 1700 and 650 BCE. Amber, the fossilized resin of a specific tree from the prehistoric Balkan areas.

This 3000 Year Old Amulet Kind of Looks Like a Gummy Bear

1500 year-old ‘ Syriac ‘ Bible found in Ankara, Turkey. The manuscript carries excerpts of the Bible written in gold lettering on leather and loosely strung together, with lines of Syriac script with Aramaic dialect. Syriac is a dialect of Aramaic – the native language of Jesus – once spoken across much of the Middle East and Central Asia.

Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Turkey’s stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization.

Box mirror with the head of Pan, after 323 B.C.E. Greek. Lifting the ring below the hammered relief reveals a bronze disk with a highly polished surface used as a mirror. Alexander the Great is the model here for Pan.

Fourteen years after Wild Bill Hickok’s death, in 1900, an aging Calamity Jane arranged to be photographed next to his overgrown burial site. Elderly, thin and poor, her clothes were ragged and held together with safety pins. Holding a flower in her hand, she said that when she died she wanted to be buried next to the man she loved. Three years later, she was.

Wild Bill Hickok and the Dead Mans Hand - Page 4

Margaret of France (1279 ?[1] – 14 February 1318[1]), a daughter of Philip III of France and Maria of Brabant, was Queen of England as the second wife of King Edward I.

File:Marguerite of france.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tall Caucasian Mummies of China - In the late 1980's, perfectly preserved 3000-year-old mummies began appearing in a remote Chinese desert. They had long reddish-blond hair, European features and didn't appear to be the ancestors of modern-day Chinese people.

For the first time in history, the academic world is paying attention to the spectacular underground world of Ani, a 5,000-year-old Armenian city located on the Turkish-Armenian border. Hurriyet

Jack the Ripper mystery solved by top detective after 125 years | David Paul | 21 Sep 2013 |

Jack the Ripper mystery solved by top detective after 125 years

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

Awakening from Keto-acidosis: The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the purified extract - insulin. As they injected the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. One by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death became a place of joy and hope.

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