U.K: Archeologists find evidence of “ancient gold trade route” between Cornwall and Ireland
Vikings: Exploits would not have been possible without the women and the textile industry that made the sails for long-ships
U.K: Viking DNA found throughout England and Scotland
Europe: The Celts and the Basques – “two under-rated peoples”
Oklahoma: Blackboard discovery highlights how educational standards – and racial pride – have deteriorated over the years
U.K: King Richard III to be buried in a tomb “fit for a royal” at Leicester Cathedral
Canada: Navy divers to help Parks Canada archeologists explore the sunken wreck of HMS Erebus
Greece: Stunning finds from ancient shipwreck
U.K: Tram works unearth piece of Scottish pre-history
U.S: Two sunken canal boats from mid-1800s found in Lake Ontario
The article linked to below (1) is about movies filmed at the Parkwood Estate in Oshawa, and pays no attention to the very popular “Bomb Girls” TV series. But the fact that so many successful movies were filmed at Parkwood demonstrates very clearly the value of this important part of Oshawa’s history as a genuine background for historical representations.
Spain: Bronze Age site reveals palace, tombs of “El Argar” civilisation
U.K: Neolithic Henges found that are older than the Pyramids
Canada: Franklin Expedition’s HMS Erebus found
Spain: Copper Age settlement discovered
U.K: Stonehenge secrets slowly being unravelled
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U.K: The Ninth Legion and the English-Scottish border
France: Iron-age graveyard expected to provide insight into Celtic life
England: Mary Rose longbow archers identified by repetitive strain injuries
Vikings purchased silk from Persia, possibly China
Scottish “pit calendar” 10,000 years old
Ice Age Columbus: Europeans were in America 17,000 years ago
Arrows across America: The transcontinental air mail route
Roman Britain: Art, sex slaves, public executions
-The boats, the largest of them 28 feet long, are thought to have been used for ferrying cargo and passengers in the Fens some 3,500 years ago.
-Now being preserved for future study and as a tourist attraction.
-Log boats from the Bronze Age have been found before, but never have so many been found in the same place.
-Each of the boats was hewn from a single tree trunk, six of them oaks, one alder and one lime -The log boats resemble the elegant vessels used in the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
William Walker, the last surviving member of that gallant group of fighter pilots known as “The Few”, died on October 22nd at the age of 99.
Without them, the Luftwaffe would have obtained the necessary mastery of the air needed to enable the invasion of Britain by the Axis powers, thus enabling the Third Reich to defeat the Soviets and last for 1,000 years.
They say that if a frog is dropped into a pot of boiling water it will promptly jump out, but if it is dropped into warm water which is then slowly heated, it will remain unaware of the danger and will die. In this case, we are looking at Britain’s slow immersion into the dangerous waters of the European Union.
I was very pleased to read the following article, as I have already put some thought to what I would like done with my ashes after I’m gone.