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Roman Pegasus oil lamp, 1st cent CE

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DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought -- Sott.net

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The Eye of God... The Helix Nebula: a Gaseous Envelope Expelled By a Dying Star

The Eye of God... The Helix Nebula: a Gaseous Envelope Expelled By a Dying Star

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Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland

For a long time the myth of Irish history has been that the Irish are Celts. The latest research into Irish DNA has confirmed that the early inhabitants of Ireland were not directly descended from the Celts/Keltoi of central Europe. In fact the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe are to be found in the north of Spain in the region known as the Basque Country. These same ancestors are shared to an extent with the people of Britain - especially the Scottish.

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Uppåkra - a prehistoric central place

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The truth about Vikings: Not the smelly barbarians of legend but silk-clad, blinged-up culture vultures

Viking men were also heavily tattooed but their most striking and fearsome fashion statement was their gnashers. They would file horizontal lines into the enamel on their front teeth and paint in red resin. Gareth says: “That’s like your punk sticking a safety pin through his nose. It would have been very uncomfortable and it’s quite deliberately saying ‘If I’m prepared to do this to myself, what am I going to do to you?’.”

The truth about Vikings: Not the smelly barbarians of legend but silk-clad, blinged-up culture vultures

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The Real Rollo Hrolf Ragnvaldsson, more commonly known as Rollo (and later Robert Of Normandy), lived between 846 and 931 CE. He was a Norse viking warlord who became the founder and first ruler of the Viking principality that would come to be called Normandy. It is theorised that he was the son of Ragnvald Eysteinsson, a Jarl of Western Norway. Rollo was known by the nickname “Ganger Hrolf” (Hrolf the Walker) because it was said he was so big no horse could carry him. Artwork by…

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In 1850, A Farmer Found This Hidden Door. What He Saw Inside Has Stunned A Whole World.

In 1850, A Farmer Found This Hidden Door. What He Saw Inside Has Stunned A Whole World.

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Selection of funerary goods including two cauldrons, from Sweden (copper & iron) Viking 9th century, Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway

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Almost one million Britons alive today are of Viking descent, despite the Norse warriors’ British rule ending more than 900 years ago. A study compared Y chromosome markers to estimated Viking DNA patterns. The Viking DNA patterns are rarely found outside Scandinavia. Men from the far north of Scotland were most likely to provide a direct match with almost a third (29.2%) of the men from the Shetland Islands testing positive for Viking blood.

A million Vikings still live among us

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Pessaries (300s BC - 1900s) A pessary is a vaginal suppository used to kill sperm and/or block their passage through the cervix. It's one of the oldest contraceptive devices, having been used for over 3,000 years in various cultures. Ancient pessaries were often made from animal feces (crocodile in Egypt, elephant in India), along with a honey, ground up fruit and bark. Once inserted, the pessary would melt at body temperature and form an impenetrable covering on the cervix.

8 Barbaric Old School Contraceptives and Sexual Deterrents

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Amenhotep III wrapped. Amenhotep III, King of Egypt (1390-1352 BC) Amenhotep III was the son and successor of Thutmose IV. The supposed divine nature of his birth is represented in a series of reliefs inside the Luxor Temple.

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Viking Age head-coverings

Article about headcoverings for women in the Viking Age.

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"path" by Leo Reynolds / Abney Park Cemetery / Stoke Newington, London, England, UK

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A set of 70 books were found about 5 years ago in Jordan."Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD. This estimate is based on the form of corrosion which has taken place, which experts believe would be impossible to achieve artificially."

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Celtic dagger and sheath made of iron and bronze, found in the grave of a celtic prince in Hochdorf, Germany aka the man with the golden shoes, the Hochdorf prince. Some corals as decoration are on the hilt and on the sheath. The dagger has a length of around 42 cm (16.5").

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Celtic women's armor.

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Stone of Scone (pronounced scon, rhymes with Ron). Starting with Robert the Bruce, Scotland's kings have sat on this stone to be crowned. The English stole it 700 years ago and kept it under their coronation chair, but with Scotland's parliamentary independence in the 1990s, the Scots asked for it back and got it! It is honorably displayed with Scotland's crown jewels. (Scotland doesn't have the impressive gems that England has, but it is elegant!) Edinburgh Castle

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Sarcophagus-effigy at Dunkeld Cathedral of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, Alasdair Mór mac an Rígh, and called the Wolf of Badenoch (1343 – 20 June 1405). He was the third surviving son of King Robert II of Scotland and youngest by his first wife, Elizabeth Mure of Rowallan. Alexander married the widowed Euphemia I, Countess of Ross, but they had no children although he did have a large family by his longtime mistress, Mairead inghean Eachann.

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Ancient Celtic art sword 700 - 200 BC

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Prayer book ~ silver pierced book binding, Netherlands, ca. 1680

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The New World Order- Secret Societies and Biblical Prophecy~This is fascinating and worth your time to watch. You won't be disappointed.

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