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  • Earliest Roman Restaurant Found in France: Night Life Featured Heavy Drinking

    07/03/2016 8:14:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Haaretz ^ | February 23, 2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    An ancient tavern believed to be more then 2,100 years old has been found in the town of Lattes, southern France, making it the oldest Roman restaurant found in the Mediterranean. They also found evidence that while Romanization changed the locals' dining habits, it didn't do much for the cuisine. Evidently some things never change, though. The excavators in the town of Lattes found indoor gristmills and ovens for baking pita, each about one meter across. This oven, called a tabouna or taboon, is still used throughout the Middle East and Israel. In another room, across the courtyard from the...
  • French wine 'has Italian origins' [Etruscans]

    06/08/2013 7:40:59 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | Monday, June 3, 2013 | Jason Palmer
    The earliest known examples of wine-making as we know it are in the regions of modern-day Iran, Georgia, and Armenia -- and researchers believe that modern winemaking slowly spread westward from there to Europe... The Etruscans, a pre-Roman civilisation in Italy, are thought to have gained wine culture from the Phoenicians -- who spread throughout the Mediterranean from the early Iron Age onward -- because they used similarly shaped amphoras... Dr McGovern's team focused on the coastal site of Lattara, near the town of Lattes south of Montpellier, where the importation of amphoras continued up until the period 525-475 BC....
  • Dietler Discovers Statue In France That Reflects Etruscan Influence

    02/19/2004 3:22:01 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 359+ views
    University Of Chicago Chronicle ^ | 2-19-2004 | William Harms
    Dietler discovers statue in France that reflects an Etruscan influence By William Harms News Office This image depicts the reconstruction of the statue Michael Dietler found at Lattes in southern France. An image of the statue is positioned in the torso area of the figure of the warrior." A life-sized statue of a warrior discovered in southern France reflects a stronger cultural influence for the Etruscan civilization throughout the western Mediterranean region than previously appreciated. Michael Dietler, Associate Professor in Anthropology, and his French colleague Michel Py have published a paper in the British journal Antiquity on the Iron Age...
  • Metrosexual man ruled the Iron Age

    08/02/2006 6:00:09 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 62 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 02, 2006 | Unattributed
    LONDON: For decades it has been a man's privilege to scoff at the lengths to which women will go to make themselves look beautiful. But go back a few thousand years, and the male of the species went to extraordinary lengths to look good. Scientists examining prehistoric bodies found in the peat bogs of Ireland have discovered evidence of careful grooming on male corpses. One of the bodies, dug up in 2003 at Clonycavan, near Dublin, had mohawk-style hair, held in place with a gel substance. The other, unearthed three months later 40km away in Oldcroghan, had carefully manicured fingernails....
  • The Fall of a Worthy Foe-The Dying Gaul:Attalos I of Pergamon, National Gallery of Art

    01/27/2014 7:37:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 24 ,2014 | Catesby Leigh
    During the 230s B.C., Attalos I of Pergamon in Asia Minor decisively defeated marauding tribes of Gauls. Known for their muscular physique and the feral appearance imparted by the thick, manelike locks of hair they washed with water and lime, these Celtic warriors were at various times a terror to Greeks and Romans alike. In 387 B.C. they had plundered Rome itself. "The Dying Gaul," on loan to the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, from Rome's Capitoline Museum through March 16, is a superb antique copy of a sculptural masterpiece originally intended to commemorate the Pergamene triumph. Attalos I...
  • 'Roman' roads were actually built by the Celts, new book claims

    10/13/2013 4:02:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2013 | Hayley Dixon
    The findings of Graham Robb, a biographer and historian, bring into question two millennia of thinking about Iron Age Britain and Europe and the stereotyped image of Celts as barbarous, superstitious tribes... "They had their own road system on which the Romans later based theirs," Mr Robb said, adding that the roads were built in Britain from around the 1st Century BC. "It has often been wondered how the Romans managed to build the Fosse Way, which goes from Exeter to Lincoln. They must have known what the finishing point would be, but they didn't conquer that part of Britain...
  • Exhibition: How Barbarian Loot Wound Up In The Rhine (German)

    02/17/2008 7:55:29 PM PST · by pierrem15 · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Die WElt ^ | 02/15/2008 | Peter Ditmar
    Exihibition in Bonn concerning loot plundered from Gaul by the Alemanni found in the Rhine (more than 1000 objects). This event is dated fairly exactly to the mid-third century by Roman records of a great defeat of Germans trying to get back to Germany after plundering Gaul. Apparently the Roman Army caught them in mid-stream, burdened with plunder. Bet it sucked to be them that day.Story in German.
  • Christopher Gaul, former managing editor of the Catholic Review, dies at 72

    10/19/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 1 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Oct. 18, 2012 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Catholic Review File Photo There were countless angles a journalist could have taken in writing a preview story about Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Baltimore in 1995. Christopher Gaul, then the senior writer at the Catholic Review who later became the newspaper’s managing editor, decided to examine what others ignored: the source of the 80,000 Communion hosts that would be consecrated during the Oct. 8 papal Mass at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Gaul traced the story all the way back to a Kansas wheat field, where grains were harvested and shipped by railcar to New Jersey to...

    11/10/2009 4:03:55 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 25 replies · 695+ views
    Shameless Vanity | November 10, 2009 | Self
    Is anyone else struck by the sheer effrontery of this buffoon?
  • Geithner Tells CNBC: "We Need to Be Exceptionally Careful That We Protect Taxpayers." (LOL Alert)

    02/10/2009 9:20:54 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies · 1,376+ views
    CNBC ^ | 2/10/2009 | CNBC
    Treasury Secretary Geithner Tells CNBC: "We Need to Be Exceptionally Careful That We Protect Taxpayers." Banner only
  • France Has Died, But Nobody Noticed

    02/11/2008 10:52:58 PM PST · by rmlew · 51 replies · 201+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 2008-02-06 | Tiberge
    You would never know, by skimming through Le Monde, and Le Figaro, let alone the international media, that the Treaty of Lisbon, short of some deus ex machina, will be ratified sometime between now and February 8. The French news is full of American politics. This is another great decoy for Sarkozy. Besides his marriage (which is now old news), there is the great American election to distract the French from the scenario that will unfold in their National Assembly and Senate over the next two days.Those of you who know French may be interested in this video from Nicolas...
  • Westboro Church gets FReeped and Guarded out of Reno

    01/26/2008 12:54:59 PM PST · by mad_as_he$$ · 93 replies · 298+ views
    Mad_as_he$$ | 1/26/2008 | Mad_as_he$$
    Three of the members from the “Westboro Baptist Church” dared to enter Nevada today to picket at the funeral of one of our fallen soldiers. The family of Staff Sergeant Sean Gaul was holding an open memorial service for their fallen son today at 11:00am in Reno, NV. The three scum were met by over 200 Patriot Guard Riders and FReepers. They stayed for about 10 minutes and then fled to their car about 500 feet from their original site across the street from the Church, where the services were being held. None of the family or attendees was exposed...
  • Revealedix: The Gaul Of Asterix Was No Joke

    09/01/2007 7:55:57 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-2-2007 | Justin Stares
    Revealedix: the Gaul of Asterix was no joke By Justin Stares in Brussels, Sunday Telegraph> Last Updated: 12:17am BST 02/09/2007 Fighting with his bare fists, and massively outnumbered, France's cockiest Gaul, Asterix, led a brave rebellion against the Roman occupier. Not only was his little village encircled by Julius Cæsar's troops, it was up against an expanding empire - unequalled in the art of warfare and determined to civilise a backward people who worshipped druids and believed in magic potions. Or so it was thought until now. But a discovery in central France has led to a significant reassessment of...
  • A Preface to Paris: New Clues to the Roman Legacy

    04/30/2006 2:58:25 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 16 replies · 691+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2006 | ALAN RIDING
    Charles Platiau/ReutersArchaeological work at a 2,000-year-old site in Sainte-Geneviève must stop in June when construction begins on a university research building. PARIS, April 29 — snip... This week, they were reminded of a far earlier Paris, one that was still called Lutetia. On a Left Bank hillside, which carries the name of Sainte-Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, French archaeologists have found remnants of a road and several houses dating back some 2,000 years to when Rome ruled Gaul. The New York Times On the Left Bank, scholars are studying a Roman road and ruins. snip... The significance of...
  • Patrick: The Good, the Bad, and the Misinformed

    03/17/2006 7:29:51 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 663+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 17, 2006 | Mary Biever
    Today, some would call Patrick intolerant or bigoted. He was. He would have flunked a class on How to Win Friends and Influence People. Imagine how he would have reacted to diversity training. If he were ministering today, he might refer to Christians as “the Good,” the Druid gods as “the Bad,” and those who believed in the pagan gods as “the Misinformed.” The Druids didn’t like his message. They arrested him several times, but he was always freed to preach another day. During his 30 years as a missionary to the Irish, Patrick spoke out against what he...
  • Charles Martel

    11/05/2005 8:39:40 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 5 replies · 923+ views
    Catholic Encyclopedia ^ | 2003 | Catholic Encyclopedia
    Charles Martel Born about 688; died at Quierzy on the Oise, 21 October, 741. He was the natural son of Pepin of Herstal and a woman named Alpaïde or Chalpaïde. Pepin, who died in 714, had outlived his two legitimate sons, Drogon and Grimoald, and to Theodoald, a son of the latter and then only six years old, fell the burdensome inheritance of the French monarchy. Charles, who was then twenty-six, was not excluded from the succession on account of his birth, Theodoald himself being the son of a concubine, but through the influence of Plectrude, Theodoald's grandmother, who wished...
  • Why Islam didn't conquer the world...

    10/31/2005 9:08:06 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 59 replies · 3,978+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | Date published: 10/30/2005 | PAUL AKERS
    N A SUSTAINED, century-long rampage that would have wowed Rommel, the Prophet Mohammed and his successors beginning in A.D. 629 conquered not only Arabia, Persia, Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, but also branded the crescent of Islam on lands formerly within the fold of a Christian Roman Empire then in ruins. In 709, Arab horsemen and their allies crossed the Strait of Gibraltar. Four short years later, Spain belonged to the Empire of the Prophet. In the summer of 732, the centennial of Mohammed's death, this veteran Islamic juggernaut, at least 80,000 strong with the skilled and popular general Abd...
  • When The French Beat Back Moslem Aggression: Charles Martel at Tours

    03/09/2003 11:32:40 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 40 replies · 1,578+ views
    The Battle of ToursOctober 10, 732 AD marks the conclusion of the Battle of Tours, arguably one of the most decisive battles in all of history. A Moslem army, in a crusading search for land and the end of Christianity, after the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, began to invade Western Europe under the leadership of Abd-er Rahman, governor of Spain. Abd-er Rahman led an infantry of 60,000 to 400,000 soldiers across the Western Pyrenees and toward the Loire River, but they were met just outside the city of Tours by Charles Martel, known as the Hammer, and...
  • TOURS 732

    10/10/2005 12:34:58 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 989+ views ^ | 2005.10.10 | B-Chan
    1,273 years ago today.
  • USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Julius Caesar: The Gallic Wars ~ September 16, 2003

    09/16/2003 2:53:23 AM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 303 replies · 5,282+ views ^ | September 16, 2003 | LaDivaLoca
        For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.     Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ANCIENT WARFARE ANCIENT ROMAN MILITARY(continuation)   Julius Caesar: The Gallic Wars "I am bound to suspect, Caesar, that your friendship is a sham and that your army here in Gaul is for no other purpose than to crush me. So if you do not get out of this area and take your army with you, I shall treat you not as a friend but...