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Old 03-08-2017, 05:01 PM
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See the secret Knights Templar caves beneath a Shropshire field | Shropshire Star

From the linkThe Caynton Caves, hidden in dense woodland near Shifnal, were apparently carved out of sandstone by followers of the Knights Templar.


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A Roman Sarcophagus Is Rescued from Humble Duty as a Flower Pot - NYTimes.com

I mean it's not like they were using it anymore, plus it'll match the exterior.
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Radical motets from a 16th-century nunnery | Music | The Guardian

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A newly unearthed collection of choral music is unlike any other music of its time. Who composed it? All the evidence points to the youngest daughter of Lucrezia Borgia

The article also has some of the songs via Soundcloud. Amazing.
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Hoard of Roman coins found at former burial site in Gelderland - DutchNews.nl



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A hoard of coins dating from the final days of the Roman Empire has been found in an orchard in Gelderland. Experts believe the fortune was buried by a Frankish military leader in the second half of the fifth century, when the area was part of the Western Roman Empire, which collapsed in 476AD. Some of the 41 gold pieces unearthed in Lienden, near Veenendaal, bear the image of Majorian, one of the empire’s last rulers, who reigned for four years from 457. ‘On that basis we think this treasure was buried in around 460,’ said Nico Roymans, professor of archaeology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:54 AM
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You couldn't even wait a day to enposte that could you. You monster.
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History (n): When liv used to visit :ff:.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:35 AM
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Islamist militants in Mali have attacked one of the most famous mosques in the historic city of Timbuktu, residents say.

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Ansar Dine spokesman Sanda Ould Bamana told the BBC that his movement had now completed nearly 90% of its objective to destroy all mausoleums that are not in line with Islamic law.

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The 55-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference said in a statement that the sites Ansar Dine had attacked were "part of the rich Islamic heritage of Mali and should not be allowed to be destroyed and put in harm's way by bigoted extremist elements".
BBC News - Timbuktu's Sidi Yahia mosque 'attacked by Mali militants'

That is some undiplomatic language btw. Not that I disagree, it's just unusually strong language coming from the Islamic countries condemning Muslim extremists. Especially considering that this is standard Wahhabi procedure, they did the same thing to Shi'ite and Sufi shrines in Saudi Arabia and Qatar when they came to power in SA in the early 20th century. So I'm frankly amazed the Saudis supported this statement.
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Endangered archives blog: A new chapter in the story of Timbuktu’s manuscripts: Sample digitisation of materials from the Infa Yattara Family Library

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Timbuktu librarians duped Al Qaeda to save books | New Republic
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Palmyra artifacts recovered by Syrian Army



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SANA added that the stolen statues were handed over to the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums, as these ancient artifacts date back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D.
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Political, but also lots of history.

Tweet threat on the history of Haiti.

Zach Carter on Twitter: "Haiti was one of the richest colonies in the world. In 1789, Haiti produced 75% of the world’s sugar and was the leading producer of cotton."
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Quick! Post ALL THE HISTORY while The History Blog, a blog about history is out of action due to "inclement" weather.
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History not-history ...

BBC - Travel - The last surviving sea silk seamstress
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OMG, it’s your birthday!

Well, a few weeks ago.
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Found: Viking Clothes With 'Allah' Embroidered in Silk - Atlas Obscura
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