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  • Discovery Of Roman Coins In Devon Redraws Map Of Empire

    06/22/2016 11:47:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | Steven Morris
    The discovery of a few muddy coins in a Devon paddock by a pair of amateur metal detector enthusiasts has led to the redrawing of the boundary of the Roman empire in south-west Britain. Previously it had been thought that Ancient Rome’s influence did not stretch beyond Exeter but the find has resulted in a major archaeological dig that has unearthed more coins, a stretch of Roman road and the remnants of vessels from France and the Mediterranean once full of wine, olive oil and garum -- fish sauce. The far south-west of Britain has long been seen as an...
  • Humans ventured as far as Torquay more than 40,000 years ago [ Kents Cavern, Devon ]

    11/06/2011 4:23:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | Ian Sample
    A fragment of human jaw unearthed in a prehistoric cave in Torquay is the earliest evidence of modern humans in north-west Europe, scientists say. The tiny piece of upper jaw was excavated from Kents Cave on the town's border in the 1920s but its significance was not fully realised until scientists checked its age with advanced techniques that have only now become available. The fresh analysis at Oxford University dated the bone and three teeth to a period between 44,200 and 41,500 years ago, when a temporary warm spell lasting perhaps only a thousand years, made Britain habitable. The age...
  • Frank Bailey's Betrayal of Sarah Palin

    02/23/2011 12:20:34 PM PST · by curth · 10 replies
    Mighty Serf ^ | 2/22/2011 | Stacey Drake
    The story of the leaked manuscript of former Palin aide Frank Bailey is getting a lot of traction as the mainstream media finds ways to maximize and defend the indefensible. Andy Barr and Ben Smith from Politico have taken it upon themselves (obviously without legal council) to run a story repeating distorted claims by a troubled ex-employee, with the goal of smearing Governor Palin in mind. Barr and Smith ponder why it is that no publisher has signed on to print Bailey's manuscript, which he has been trying to sell for almost 18 months. On top of the legal ramifications,...
  • Archaeologists find pre-historic migrants

    11/02/2010 8:32:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard ^ | Thursday, October 28, 2010 | Jeff Berliner
    Expert analysis has shed new light on the history of Cirencester. Scientists have examined the teeth of human remains found during an archeological dig. They believe the people were not local, but had travelled here from the far south-west -- probably Devon or Cornwall. Also, they lived here before the Romans arrived in the early first century BC. "This is of great regional significance, and it will generate national interest", said Edward Biddulph, senior project manager with Oxford Archaeology which conducted the dig. Mr Biddulph gave details of his find in a talk o Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society at...
  • Secret footage unearthed of American troops practising D-Day landings at Devon

    02/23/2009 7:16:50 AM PST · by BGHater · 9 replies · 920+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 Feb 2009 | Daily Mail
    It was the practise run which would lead to the liberation of Europe from the tyranny of Hitler's Nazi empire. And it took place in Devon. Secret footage of U.S. soldiers training alongside British troops for D-Day in South-West England have been unearthed from a dusty archive and seen for the first time in 65 years. The 38 reels - lasting ten minutes each - show a variety of images including tanks rolling across beaches and soldiers wading through waves. In another sequence, troops are lined up in make-shift landing barges. Wartime leaders Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower are also...
  • War through the eyes of a PoW in Japan (Art exhibition showcases excellent work of POW artist)

    11/23/2007 8:07:42 AM PST · by Stoat · 11 replies · 860+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 23, 2007
    War through the eyes of a PoW in Japan  Last Updated: 2:43am GMT 23/11/2007     Sketches by a Second World War Serviceman, tracing his experiences from RAF bases to a Japanese prisoner of war camp, are to be exhibited for the first time. Fred Goodwin began the war servicing aircraft. After the Battle of Britain he was sent to the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) with 605 Squadron.     They were to try to halt the Japanese advance, but were under-prepared. Mr Goodwin was captured. As a prisoner he witnessed unspeakable horrors. However, throughout the war he made...
  • Devon Says It Is Producing Oil From Brazilian Field

    07/31/2007 5:33:53 PM PDT · by monkeycard · 2 replies · 343+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday July 31, 2007 10:35am
    Oklahoma City (AP) - Officials from Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corporation are celebrating the success of an oil field off the coast of Brazil. The company says it has begun the first oil production from the field near Rio de Janeiro. More than 50 (m) million barrels of recoverable oil are thought to be in the field, which is in about 300 feet of water. Devon has a 60 percent stake in the field, while a Korean company holds the other 40 percent interest. Devon's senior vice president of exploration and production says the success of the field is the...
  • Why Isn't Sandy Berger Going to Jail?

    06/30/2005 9:53:59 PM PDT · by yoe · 100 replies · 2,504+ views
    National Ledger ^ | June 30, 2005 | Tom Fitton
    Former Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger pled guilty on April 1 to smuggling five classified documents, including a highly secret memorandum. Two men walk into the National Archives [no this isn't a joke] one steals letters dating back to the civil war then sells them on EBay. The other steals classified documents related to terrorism then destroys them in order to deceive investigators. Which man receives the stiffer penalty.
  • Police patrol as dozens descend on beach ("free" BMW bikes - see pics)

    01/22/2007 11:23:36 AM PST · by alnitak · 38 replies · 2,793+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Last Updated: 3:58pm GMT 22/01/2007 | By Paul Eccleston
    There was intense competition today to rescue items, many of them worth considerable amounts of money, from containers washed ashore from a stricken freighter. There were reports of threats and squabbling as people sought to secure the most valuable items, including £12,000 brand new BMW motorcycles. As news of the wreckage spread, people travelled from as far away as 60 miles to Branscombe beach in east Devon to see investigate. Goods washed ashore included a container which split apart to reveal 20 of the K1200GT motorcycles. Groups of men man-handled the heavy machines 500 metres up the beach to the...
  • Great Britain: Woman in court on recycle charges (Put wrong waste in wrong bin; case sets precedent)

    05/22/2006 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Stoat · 61 replies · 1,555+ views
    The BBC ^ | May 22, 2006
    Woman in court on recycle charges    Donna Challice denies six charges A 30-year-old mother of three has appeared before magistrates in Devon accused of failing to recycle household waste properly.Donna Challice, of Wonford, Exeter, is being prosecuted for contaminating recyclable rubbish under the Environmental Protection Act. She denies six charges brought by Exeter City Council in what is thought to be the first case of its kind. The case was adjourned by Cullompton magistrates for two weeks. She was was released on bail and will next appear at the same court on 5 June for a pre-trial review....
  • Devon Treasure Hunters Strike Rich Seam (Viking Gold)

    12/19/2005 11:27:36 AM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 1,504+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-17-2005 | Western Daily Press
    Devon treasure hunters strike a rich seam 12/17/2005 12:33:49 AM EST WESTERN DAILY PRESS This is the hoard of treasure dug up around Devon - and it's set to earn a windfall for the metal detector enthusiasts who found it. The Viking gold ingot, silver gilt dress hook, silver huntsman's whistle and medieval gold and sapphire ring have all been officially declared treasure and have become the property of the Crown. The finders will now be rewarded for handing over the items at 'market value', which has yet to be decided. The Viking cast gold ingot, found in Wembury, was...
  • Council tax rebel, 73, is sent to jail for refusing to pay £53 rise

    09/27/2005 2:57:13 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 3 replies · 311+ views
    The Times ^ | September 27th, 2005 | Simon de Bruxelles
    A RETIRED social worker was jailed yesterday for seven days for refusing to pay a £53.71 increase in her council tax. Sylvia Hardy, a 73-year-old spinster, had refused all offers of help from well-wishers. She was making a stand in the hope of forcing the Government to reconsider an unjust tax, she said. Bag in hand, she marched to the court from her Exeter home accompanied by a small crowd of banner-waving supporters. Hundreds more were waiting to wave her off. Hardy, only the second council tax protester to be jailed, was compared by supporters to Emily Pankhurst, the...
  • Devon Divers Find 3,000 Year Old Bronze Age Artefacts On Shipwreck Site

    03/08/2005 3:32:45 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 810+ views
    Tuesday 8 March 2005 12:40 Maritime And Coastguard Agency (National) DEVON DIVERS FIND 3,000 YEAR OLD BRONZE AGE ARTEFACTS ON SHIPWRECK SITE A group of divers have discovered a submerged hoard of Bronze Age artefacts off Salcombe, Devon. The find includes swords and rapiers, palstave axe heads, an adze, a cauldron handle, and a gold bracelet. The artefacts have been reported to English Heritage and declared to the Receiver of Wreck at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, as it is believed that these relics come from an ancient shipwreck. The artefacts are currently being studied at the British Museum, which...
  • NYRA - Grant Opening

    12/15/2004 8:00:54 PM PST · by devonbowers · 248+ views ^ | Devon Bowers
    Presenting the grand opening of our new website. New York Republican Association, check it out!!!