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Ten Unusual Things During the First Crusade. Mystery of History Volume Lesson 57

Which ones for you? The "colorized" photos that caught my eye were those of Lou Gherig, Babe Ruth, Mark Twain & two of Albert Einstein...

52 Colorized Historical Photos That Give Us A New Look At the Past I stumbled across some excellently colorized photos that are well worth a look!

Here are four myths about American slavery we need to stop believing

Here are four myths about American slavery we need to stop believing

Irish pseudo-penannular brooch in bronze with glass, British Museum - photo by Johnbod

In this thesis the author examines the evolution, manufacture, and societal significance of zoomorphic penannular brooches, a type of metal dress fastener used in early medieval Ireland that is often decorated.

Mamerot. Passages d'Outremer. Chronicle of the Crusades. TASCHEN Books

Chronicle of the Crusades.

High above the heads of church visitors, almost invisible in the arches of the  cathedral, a tiny hole lets in a beam of sunlight. This beam is what allows the  meridian line to function.

The Fascinating History of the Meridian Lines Hidden in Catholic Churches

Why Catholics Built Secret Astronomical Features Into Churches to Help Save Souls - After centuries of war, Catholicism and science reconciled over meridian lines. By Geoff Manaugh

Mamerot. Passages d'Outremer. Chronicle of the Crusades. TASCHEN Books

Chronicle of the Crusades.

spring bow: More of a trap than a weapon, it was a type of crossbow that could be triggered by the victim. According to Gaimar’s L’Estoire des Engleis, when the 11th century English king Edmund Ironside went to use a privy, inside was “a drawn bow with the string attached to the seat, so that when the king sat on it the arrow was released and entered his fundament.” Edmund was killed. In another, even less believable tale, Kenneth II, a 10th century Scottish king, was killed when he was…

Top 10 Strange Weapons of the Middle Ages - What were some of the more unusual weapons used by medieval armies? We put together a list of the strangest weapons that were ever used (or even designed) in the Middle Ages.

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