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  • Huge Anglo-Saxon gold hoard found

    09/24/2009 4:10:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 64 replies · 3,433+ views
    BBC ^ | 24 September 2009 | BBC
    The UK's largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure has been discovered buried beneath a field in Staffordshire. Experts said the collection of 1,500 gold and silver pieces, which may date back to the 7th Century, was unparalleled in size. It has been declared treasure by South Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh, meaning it belongs to the Crown. Terry Herbert, who found it on farmland using a metal detector, said it "was what metal detectorists dream of". It may take more than a year for it to be valued. The collection contains about 5kg of gold and 2.5kg of silver, making it far...
  • Ancient (Anglo-Saxon) Grave Markers Found At The Cathedral

    03/06/2008 2:26:57 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 215+ views
    Peterborough Today ^ | 3-5-2008 | Jackie Hall
    Ancient grave markers found at the cathedral Archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall with a rare find of Anglo-Saxon grave markers discovered during repairs to a wall in the cathedral precincts.(8PF0228118) Picture: PAUL FRANKS EIGHT Anglo-Saxon grave markers belonging to ordinary folk have been uncovered in Peterborough Cathedral's grounds during restoration work. Workers at the site, who are repairing ancient stone walls in the precincts, alerted the cathedral's archaeologist to the find, which was discovered in the same wall as a medieval fireplace. Archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall analysed the pieces, and discovered they were 11th century grave markings which are believed to...
  • Proud to be among the English-speaking peoples (crappy title - good read)

    03/09/2007 6:57:01 AM PST · by GMMAC · 21 replies · 717+ views
    Ottawa Citizen - Canada ^ | Wednesday, March 07, 2007 | David Warren
    Proud to be among the English-speaking peoples David Warren, The Ottawa Citizen Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 By the word "Anglosphere" we mean the countries whose primary language is English, and whose legal, political, cultural and religious traditions are directly descended from Britain and Magna Carta. Specifically: Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand -- and there was a time when we might have mentioned South Africa, and the English-speaking elites of India and other parts of the former Empire. United by a language, to begin, but through that language with a common-sense view of the world that...
  • Anglo students in classroom drop 6 percent (Texas Schools)

    02/13/2007 5:01:47 AM PST · by devane617 · 26 replies · 607+ views
    Ft Worth Star Telegram ^ | 02/11/2007 | KATHERINE CROMER BROCK
    The number of Texas public school students in all ethnic groups increased over the past decade -- except for Anglo students, whose numbers dropped by 6 percent, according to a state report. In the 2005-06 school year, more than 4.5 million students enrolled in Texas public schools, a 19 percent increase in the past decade, according to Enrollment in Texas Public Schools 2005-06, a report released Monday by the Texas Education Agency. Hispanic students made up the largest increase. Students classified as being economically disadvantaged also increased, according to the report, which analyzed enrollment trends statewide. "The projected changes in...
  • Experts Find Rare Romani DNA In Norwich Anglo Saxon Skeleton

    05/13/2006 10:43:55 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies · 2,070+ views
    24 Hour Museum ^ | 5-12-2006 | Sarah Morley
    EXPERTS FIND RARE ROMANI DNA IN NORWICH ANGLO SAXON SKELETON By Sarah Morley 12/05/2006 The recent discovery of Romani DNA in an Anglo Saxon skeleton has made experts re-think the nature of the city's early population. Picture courtesy Sophie Cabot. © HEART Experts from Norfolk Archaeology Unit based at Norwich Castle have discovered a rare form of mitochondrial DNA identified as Romani in a skeleton discovered during excavations in a large area of Norwich for the expansion of the castle mall. The DNA was found in an 11th century young adult male skeleton, and with the first recorded arrival of...
  • Anglo makes most-wanted list

    01/07/2006 9:15:37 AM PST · by The people have spoken · 9 replies · 475+ views
    The Park Record ^ | 1/7/06 | Jay Hamburger
    Anglo makes most-wanted list. The police say putting white man on list was not reaction to criticism. Jay Hamburger . Sean Thomas Blair is wanted on drug charges. Courtesy of the Summit County Sheriff's Office The Park City Police Department has added a white person to its most-wanted list, making an alleged drug dealer from Park City the first non-Latino placed on the department's controversial compilation of sought-after criminal suspects. The police recently placed Sean Thomas Blair on the most-wanted list, which identifies the 10 known criminal suspects who the police most want to catch. Blair, 21, is wanted on...
  • British Raj was beneficial: Indian Prime Minister

    07/09/2005 11:02:14 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 46 replies · 877+ views
    Rediff.com ^ | July 09, 2005 18:15 IST | Rediff.com
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday acknowledged the "beneficial consequences" of British colonial rule like "free press, constitutional government, professional service, modern universities and research laboratories". Speaking at Oxford after receiving a honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law, Dr Singh said, "Today, with the balance and perspective offered by the passage of time and the benefit of hindsight, it is possible for an Indian prime minister to assert that India's experience with Britain had its beneficial consequences too." He added: "Our notions of the rule of law, of a constitutional government, of a free press, of a professional civil...
  • A More Perfect Union Part One

    11/17/2004 5:22:59 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 5 replies · 310+ views
    CFP ^ | November 17, 2004 | Ryan Thompson
    It is natural for people of common backgrounds to strive for unity. For over two hundred twenty eight years, the Anglo world has been formally divided. While our nations typically form an ad hoc coalition of the world stage, the rise of the European Union has threatened to fracture the friendship. Now to counter the threat to the alliance by the European Union, the people of the "Anglo Six" as I call them (Australia, British Isles (the United Kingdom and Ireland), Canada, New Zealand, and the United States) should form a union that protects our common beliefs and heritage that...
  • Cultural conquest by stealth (Samuel Huntington)

    03/22/2004 1:02:52 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 72 replies · 437+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 23, 2004 | From The Times
    THE US professor who first proclaimed the global "clash of civilisations" has ignited a new firestorm with his claim that Mexican immigration is splitting the US in two. Samuel Huntington argues in a new book that Americans are acquiescing in "their eventual transformation into two peoples with two cultures (Anglo and Hispanic) and two languages (English and Spanish)". "As their numbers increase, Mexican Americans feel increasingly comfortable with their own culture and often contemptuous of American culture," he writes. The stark warning from the 76-year-old chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies coincides with a US Census...
  • Anglo Saxon Brooch Has Oldest Writing In English

    06/07/2003 6:14:03 PM PDT · by blam · 61 replies · 1,049+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2003 | Paul Stokes
    Anglo Saxon brooch has oldest writing in English By Paul Stokes (Filed: 07/06/2003) What is believed to be the oldest form of writing in English ever found has been uncovered in an Anglo-Saxon burial ground. It is in the form of four runes representing the letters N, E, I and M scratched on the back of a bronze brooch from around AD650. The six inch cruciform brooch is among one million artefacts recovered from a site at West Heslerton, near Malton, North Yorks, since work began there in 1978. Dominic Powlesland, the archaeologist leading the excavation team, said: "This could...