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  • The Echelon Spy Network

    10/31/2013 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Sawdring · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 29 May 2001 | Jane Perrone
    What is Echelon? A global network of electronic spy stations that can eavesdrop on telephones, faxes and computers. It can even track bank accounts. This information is stored in Echelon computers, which can keep millions of records on individuals. Officially, however, Echelon doesn't exist. Although evidence of Echelon has been growing since the mid-1990s, America flatly denies that it exists, while the UK government's responses to questions about the system are evasive.
  • Should Anglo-Saxon Americans Be Proud of their Heritage?

    07/27/2012 11:28:07 AM PDT · by pinochet · 68 replies
    Barack Obama made a trip to Ireland when he became President, and he bragged about the Irish heritage that he has on his mother's side. In his first book, he wrote about visiting Kenya, to celebrate his father's Kenyan roots. Then why is Mitt Romney being given a hard time on his visit to England, when one of his advisers mentioned that Romney is proud of his Anglo-Saxon heritage? Romney should tell his non-Anglo critics that they are guests and freeloaders, living in a country (America) that was founded by Anglo-Saxons. The Irish are cheered when they have their St....
  • Ancient 'Cow Woman' Skeleton Called Bizarre

    07/03/2012 2:33:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thu Jun 28, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Ancient 'Cow Woman' Skeleton Called Bizarre The skeleton of a 1,400-year-old Anglo-Saxon woman buried alongside a cow has emerged from a former children's playground near Cambridge in England, making the "cow woman" an extraordinary unique find. Described as "hugely exciting" and "bizarre," the burial was uncovered by students from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Lancashire. The find is believed to be the only one of its kind ever found in Europe. "Usually it is warrior men who are discovered buried with their animals. Never before have we found a woman buried alongside a cow," Faye Simpson, of...
  • Staffordshire Hoard 'to help rewrite history'

    07/03/2011 9:17:20 PM PDT · by decimon · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | July 2, 2011 | Unknown
    A haul of Anglo-Saxon gold discovered beneath a Staffordshire farmer's field could help rewrite history, experts say.Historians believe the Staffordshire Hoard could hold vital clues to explain the conversion of Mercia - England's last great Pagan kingdom - to Christianity in the 7th Century. The hoard was found buried on a farm in Staffordshire in July 2009. The 1,500 pieces of gold are thought to be the spoils of an Anglo-Saxon battle. 'Warring kingdoms'TV historian Dan Snow believes the find has the potential to rewrite the history books. Speaking on BBC1's The Staffordshire Hoard, he said the conversion of Mercia...
  • Experts Awed by Anglo-Saxon Treasure

    09/25/2009 12:10:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,475+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 25, 2009 | JOHN F. BURNS
    LONDON — For the jobless man living on welfare who made the find in an English farmer’s field two months ago, it was the stuff of dreams: a hoard of early Anglo-Saxon treasure, probably dating from the seventh century and including more than 1,500 pieces of intricately worked gold and silver whose craftsmanship and historical significance left archaeologists awestruck. When the discovery in Staffordshire was announced Thursday, experts described it as one of the most important in British archaeological history. They said it surpassed the greatest previous discovery of its kind, a royal burial chamber unearthed in 1939 at Sutton...
  • Jobless Man Uncovers Gold Hoard with Metal Detector

    09/25/2009 10:10:49 AM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies · 1,454+ views
    Sky News ^ | 9-25-09
    An unemployed man has unearthed the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found with the help of his metal detector. Experts are now calculating its value—a process that could take more than a year because of its size. Terry Herbert from Burntwood, Staffordshire, stumbled on the hoard in a private field with his trusty 14-year-old metal detector. Over five days in July, the 55-year-old dug up a fortune on the farmland near to his home. The find was declared as treasure by coroner Andrew Haigh, which means the cache will be offered for sale after it is valued. See the...
  • Hoard shines light on Dark Ages (U.K.)

    09/24/2009 10:12:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies · 1,430+ views
    BBC ^ | 09-24-2009 | Dr Michael Lewis
    Deputy head of Portable Antiquities Scheme, British Museum This treasure paints a new picture of our past and the Dark Ages. What makes it outstanding is the sheer quantity - we're talking about 1,500 objects, almost entirely precious metal. Normally you would expect a handful of objects each year of this quality for the period in question, which is the 7th Century. A metal detectorist finding just one of these objects would consider it the find of their life. To find 1,500 is bizarre and it would blow the average person's mind. Now, everybody wants to know who it belongs...
  • 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...
  • G20: Advantage Nicolas Sarkozy vs Les Anglo-Saxons? (Socialism Oui, Capitalism No!)

    04/03/2009 4:57:15 PM PDT · by Syncro · 4 replies · 335+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | Apr 3, 2009 at 13:43:39 | Henry Samuel
    G20: Advantage Nicolas Sarkozy vs Les Anglo-Saxons? Posted By: Henry Samuel at Apr 3, 2009 at 13:43:39 "A new world is emerging before our eyes," wrote Le Monde in breathless tones in its editorial dated today. "A world less Anglo-Saxon." "The irony is that it is in Washington (in November 2008) and in London that the ultraliberal bracket opened 20 years ago by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher is now closing." This is certainly the message that Nicolas Sarkozy is bringing home with him, after a crafty and, it has to be said, effective, bit of political theatre. First we...
  • Anglo-Saxon Mound Found In Sherwood Forest

    ANGLO-SAXON MOUND FIND IN SHERWOOD FOREST 11:27 - 25 April 2008 A Mysterious mound in Notts that was once thought to mark the boundary of two Anglo-Saxon kingdoms is to be investigated by historians, the Forestry Commission has said. Known as Thynghowe, the hillock was only discovered three years ago in the Birklands area of Sherwood Forest by former teacher Lynda Mallet and her husband Stuart Reddish. With their friend John Wood, the couple used an original 19th Century perambulation document to find Thynghowe, which is believed to be an ancient meeting place dating back to Viking times. Experts think...
  • Bejeweled Anglo-Saxon Burial Suggests Cult

    04/11/2008 8:55:41 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 618+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 4-11-2--8 | Jennifer Viegas
    Bejeweled Anglo-Saxon Burial Suggests Cult Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News April 11, 2008 -- In seventh century England, a woman's jewelry-draped body was laid out on a specially constructed bed and buried in a grave that formed the center of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, according to British archaeologists who recently excavated the site in Yorkshire. Her jewelry, which included a large shield-shaped pendant, the layout and location of the cemetery as well as excavated weaponry, such as knives and a fine langseax (a single-edged Anglo-Saxon sword), lead the scientists to believe she might have been a member of royalty who led a...
  • Gold Cup Find Led To (Anglo-Saxon) Graves Discovery

    03/21/2008 10:59:33 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 821+ views
    Kent Online ^ | 3-21-2008 | Nick Evans
    Gold cup find led to graves discovery by Nick Evans AN important archaeological find by Broadstairs man Cliff Bradshaw prompted further excavations which uncovered centuries- old Anglo-Saxon graves. These later finds, thought to be the graves of women from the fifth and sixth centuries, were the subject of an inquest held last week by coroner Rebecca Cobb to decide if the finds should be declared treasure. She heard the excavations followed the discovery in 2001 by Cliff Bradshaw of what has since become known as the Ringlemere Cup, which was later declared a national treasure and is on show in...
  • Norwich: The Second Largest Medieval City (UK)

    11/25/2007 9:13:36 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 85+ views
    Norwich: the second largest medieval city Norwich was the second largest city in Medieval Britain: why? In recent years a number of major sites covering more than 20 acres in all have been excavated in medieval Norwich, which between them have revolutionised our knowledge of this crucial medieval city. Let us take a look at these excavations in order to throw new light on this question of why medieval Norwich was so big, and so successful. The origins of Norwich Norwich was not a Roman settlement, nor does it owe its origins to the early Anglo-Saxon invaders. Settlement along the...
  • Royal Burial Ground Unearthed

    11/21/2007 5:36:15 AM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 107+ views
    24 Dash ^ | 11-20-2007 | Sonia Bennett
    Royal burial ground Unearthed Publisher: Sonia Bennett Published: 20/11/2007 - 13:45:58 PM Royal burial ground unearthed A royal Anglo-Saxon burial ground and some of the finest gold jewellery ever unearthed in the country has been discovered by a freelance archaeologist. The 109-grave cemetery is arranged in a rectangular pattern and dates from the middle of the 7th Century. The cemetery, bed burial and high status objects are considered to all indicate the people buried must have connections with Anglo-Saxon royalty. Traditionally, Anglo Saxon royalty were always buried in the south of England and it is thought the royals buried at...
  • Skeleton Crew Digs Up Past

    02/25/2007 9:49:23 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 812+ views
    Skeleton crew digs up the past The skeleton of an Anglo-Saxon lord has been recovered as the hunt for buried treasure continues at a city allotment site. The removal of the seventh Century body follows the discovery of a rare ceremonial brass bowl on the site at Palmerston Road, Woodston, Peterborough. The priceless Coptic bowl, which was made more than 1,300 years ago in the Mediterranean, has led historical experts to conclude they had discovered the grave of an extremely wealthy Anglo-Saxon – probably a prince or a powerful warlord from the ancient kingdom of Mercia. Excavation by archaeologists from...
  • French news channel to challenge 'Anglo-Saxon' CNN, BBC

    10/31/2006 12:38:40 PM PST · by urroner · 51 replies · 1,126+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/2006 | afp
    A round-the-clock international news channel France is to launch in December will challenge the "Anglo-Saxon" views spread by market leaders BBC and CNN by relying on "French values", the network's chief said. France 24, as the network is called, will start broadcasting in English and French on the Internet on December 6 and then via satellite two days later, its chairman and chief executive, Alain de Pouzilhac, told Le Figaro newspaper. Like its British and US rivals, it is homing in on "opinion leaders" around the world by dishing up a diet of news, features and discussion. But those viewers,...
  • Rare find for metal detector(Anglo Saxon Misc. Treasures-UK)

    08/22/2006 8:17:34 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 19 replies · 1,762+ views
    EveningStar ^ | 22 Aug 2006 | EveningStar
    AN Ipswich metal detecting enthusiast has found treasure trove expected to be worth thousands of pounds in a farmer's field. John McLaughlin, 54, discovered silver gilt brooches, Anglo Saxon dress ornaments, silver studs, rings, knives, a spearhead and amber beads in Mark Partridge's north Ipswich field. The treasure was from disturbed burial sites from the Sixth and Seventh Century Anglo Saxon and Pagan periods. Mr McLaughlin said the landowner, Mr Partridge gave him permission to metal detect over his land after it was ploughed. He said he had been finding treasure there for the last three years. “This is my...
  • Britain 'had apartheid society'

    07/18/2006 8:23:15 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 10 replies · 597+ views
    BBC ^ | July 18, 2006
    An apartheid society existed in early Anglo-Saxon Britain, research suggests. Scientists believe a small population of migrants from Germany, Holland and Denmark established a segregated society when they arrived in England. The researchers think the incomers changed the local gene pool by using their economic advantage to out-breed the native population. The team tells a Royal Society journal that this may explain the abundance of Germanic genes in England today. [Modern-day England has] a population of largely Germanic genetic origin, speaking a principally German language Dr Mark Thomas, UCL There are a very high number of Germanic male-line ancestors...
  • The Men of the North

    07/14/2006 2:26:16 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies · 390+ views
    The Gates of Vienna ^ | July 12 | Baron Bodissey
    For the tens of thousands of years of the Würm glaciation, Paleolithic hunting tribes lived at the southern edge of the ice fields in Europe and Asia. About 10,000 years ago, as the last of the glaciers receded, some groups chose to follow the retreating ice northwards. While their cousins in the warmer regions to the south were smelting metal, these hardy tribes were knapping flint. While the southerners were inventing agriculture, slavery, and the ziggurat, the northerners were hunting large game in the chilly grasslands and forests of Central Asia and Northern Europe.
  • 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-Saxon Gold Coin Leaves British Museum Out Of Pocket

    02/09/2006 4:47:45 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,122+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-9-2006 | Nigel Reynolds
    Anglo-Saxon gold coin leaves British Museum out of pocket By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent (Filed: 09/02/2006) A gold coin lost 1,200 years ago on a river bank in Bedfordshire became the most expensive British coin when it was bought by the British Museum for £357,832 yesterday. A little smaller than a pound coin in diameter and much thinner, the glittering mancus, the value of 30 days' wages for a skilled Anglo-Saxon worker, now ranks among the museum's most valuable artefacts. Anglo-Saxon coin depicting Coenwulf, King of Mercia Experts described the coin as "the find of the last 100 years". But...
  • Eastern promise beats Anglo-Saxon attitude

    06/26/2005 7:47:04 AM PDT · by cooper72 · 1 replies · 479+ views
    Scotland on Sunday ^ | Sun 26 Jun 2005 | JOHN LLOYD
    In parts of England, you can still visit ancient chambers, dug deep into the earth. These are the Anglo Saxon burial mounds: the remnants of an ancient civilisation which, though it replaced the Roman civilisation that had put its mark on Britain for four centuries, has left rather less in the way of monuments. Anglo-Saxonism has, however,put its mark on the contemporary European debate: and it has been a malign one. If Europe is to have a debate about its future - it seems to need one - then one of the first things it might usefully do is to...
  • Gwynne Dyer: US in dangerous game over India (Barf Alert)

    06/23/2005 7:54:36 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 18 replies · 923+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 24.06.05 / 24 June, 2005 | Gwynne Dyer
    A curious thing happened in Tokyo last week. United States Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns gave a speech there saying that the US backed a limited expansion of the United Nations Security Council from 15 to 20 members. Only "two or so" of the five new seats should be permanent members with full veto rights, however - and Japan should be one. Now, here's the funny thing. How did it happen that they mulled all this over at the State Department, and decided there must be only two new permanent members, and agreed Japan should be one...
  • Our Anglican Roots: Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester

    04/14/2005 8:14:32 AM PDT · by sionnsar · 1 replies · 121+ views
    Stand Firm (Mississippi) ^ | 4/13/2005 | Greg Griffith
    Wulfstan spent most of his life in the cathedral monastery of Worcester, where he was respected for his humility, asceticism, charity, and courage. He accepted the episcopate with extreme reluctance, but having resigned himself to it, he administered the diocese with great effectiveness. Even though Wulfstan (1009-1095) had been sympathetic to King Harold of Wessex, he was among those who submitted to William of Conqueror in 1066. He therefore was allowed to retain his see. At first, the Normans tended to disparage him for his lack of learning and his inability to speak French, but he became one of William's...
  • Rapper gives Chaucer new life

    03/20/2005 7:30:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 635+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/20/5 | Quynh Tran
    More than 500 students from English and performing arts classes at Oakland's Skyline High School were treated to a performance by hip-hop Chaucer rapper Dirk "Baba" Brinkman this week. Brinkman, 26, put to music literary classics "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and rhymed along. Rappers aren't looking at classical work like Chaucer's for their material, Brinkman said, but the similarities are there. Ancient Anglo-Saxon forms and today's rap rhythms both use verses and couplets that end in rhyme, he said, and create poetry intended for oral expression. "Baba's taking 14th century Chaucer and making it accessible...
  • Google "library" sparks French warcry

    02/18/2005 2:54:40 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 41 replies · 954+ views
    Mirror ^ | 2/18/05 | Timothy Heritage
    PARIS (Reuters) - France's national library has raised a "warcry" over plans by Google to put books from some of the world's great libraries on the Internet and wants to ensure the project does not lead a domination of American ideas. Jean-Noel Jeanneney, who heads France's national library and is a noted historian, says Google's choice of works is likely to favour Anglo-Saxon ideas and the English language. He wants the European Union to balance this with its own programme and its own Internet search engines. "It is not a question of despising Anglo-Saxon views ... It is just that...
  • MEMRI: Iran's Revolutionary Guards Official Threatens Suicide Operations

    06/23/2004 5:00:30 PM PDT · by demlosers · 14 replies · 302+ views
    Special Dispatch Series - No. 723 Iran's Revolutionary Guards Official Threatens Suicide Operations: 'Our Missiles Are Ready to Strike at Anglo-Saxon Culture… There Are 29 Sensitive Sites in the U.S. and the West…' The London Arabic-language daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that "an Iranian intelligence unit has established a center called The Brigades of the Shahids of the Global Islamic Awakening to replace the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Department of Liberation and Revolutionary Movements, which had been in charge of helping and training revolutionary forces across the world." [1] The article went on to report a speech given by an official of...
  • The Springfield Paradox (so this explains the simpsons whereabouts)

    04/09/2004 7:45:44 AM PDT · by Conservomax · 11 replies · 650+ views
    The Springfield Effect is the effect by which every place named Springfield is, in fact, a link to the same place. There is, in reality, only one place in the universe named Springfield, although many places connect to it. The Springfield Paradox arises from the following observation: there are many springfields (springfield with a small S shall refer to an external contact point to Springfield, or an observable Springfield) connected to one Springfield; thus they must connect at different angles. (These angles are assumed to be in n-dimensional space for some n>3, as the observed Springfield looks fully three-dimensional from...
  • Teeth Unravel Anglo-Saxon Legacy

    03/17/2004 5:19:15 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 489+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-17-2004 | Paul Ricon
    Teeth unravel Anglo-Saxon legacy By Paul Rincon BBC News Online science staff History books say Anglo-Saxons replaced the Britons in England New scientific research adds to growing evidence that the Anglo-Saxons did not replace the native population in England as history books suggest. The data indicates at least some areas of eastern England absorbed very few Anglo-Saxon invaders, contrary to the view in many historical accounts. Chemical analysis of human teeth from a Medieval cemetery in Yorkshire found few individuals of continental origin. Details of the work are described in the scholarly journal Antiquity. There are practices that are being...
  • Warrior Queen Is Unearthed (1,500 Years Old - Anglo-Saxon)

    09/20/2003 4:51:38 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies · 885+ views
    Linconshire Echo ^ | 9-20-2003
    WARRIOR QUEEN IS UNEARTHED 10:30 - 20 September 2003 A 1,500-year-old Anglo-Saxon "warrior queen" has been found buried just two feet under the surface of a county field. Lincolnshire's own 6ft tall "Boadicea" has been described as one of the best Anglo-Saxon finds of its kind in the county. She was still holding her shield and had a dagger at her side when she was found. On either side of her at the site just outside Lincoln were the remains of a man and a woman who were possibly her attendants. The woman was wearing an amber necklace and had...
  • 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...