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  • Stonehenge May Not Have Been So Difficult To Build After All, Archaeologists Have Found

    05/31/2016 4:33:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    The Preseli stones from Stonehenge are approximately double the weight as the experimental block, but it is possible that one huge stone could have been brought by a group of just 20 people. The community living in the area during the Neolithic would have numbered several thousand so the absence of just a few dozen people was unlikely to cause any hardship. Doctoral student Barney Harris, who conducted the trial in Gordon Square, London, a stone's throw from UCL's Institute of Archaeology, said he was surprised that so few people had been required to move the block. "We were expecting...
  • `End of Plum Island'

    03/09/2013 8:23:33 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 9, 2013 | Joe Dwinell
    `End of Plum Island' Nerves on edge as storm waters rising March 9, 2013 PrintEmail 52 Comments By Erin Smith / Boston Herald View My Profile By Joe Dwinell / Boston Herald @joedwinell View My Profile By Matt Stout / Boston Herald View My Profile 123 114 googleplus4 reddit3 Battered by two monster storms in a month, desperate Plum Island residents are losing their battle with the wind and the waves and ultimately face watching their homes wash out to sea, a top expert told the Herald. “This is the end of Plum Island,” Orrin H. Pilkey, Duke University professor...
  • Via handwriting analysis, scholar discovers unknown Magna Carta scribe

    09/04/2015 2:06:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Phys dot Org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Angela Becerra Vidergar
    Eight hundred years ago, one of the world's most important documents was born. Issued by King John of England in 1215, the Magna Carta ("Great Charter") acknowledged the rights of citizens and set restrictions on the power of the king. The Magna Carta has influenced the structures of modern democracies, including the writ of habeas corpus of the U.S. Constitution... According to Treharne, her research suggests the Salisbury Magna Carta was not just received and preserved at Salisbury, but that the Salisbury Magna Carta was written at Salisbury by one of the cathedral's own scribes. She recently co-published her findings...
  • Stonehenge "King" was from central Europe

    02/10/2003 9:48:39 PM PST · by spetznaz · 19 replies · 458+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Mon, Feb 10, 2003
    LONDON (Reuters) - The construction of one of the country's most famous ancient landmarks, the towering megaliths at Stonehenge in southern England, might have been supervised by the Swiss, or maybe even the Germans. Archaeologists studying the remains of a wealthy archer found in a 4,000-year-old grave exhumed near Stonehenge last year said on Monday he was originally from the Alps region, probably modern-day Switzerland, Austria or Germany. "He would have been a very important person in the Stonehenge area and it is fascinating to think that someone from abroad -- probably modern-day Switzerland -- could have played an important...
  • Unearthed, The Prince Of Stonehenge

    08/25/2002 5:04:48 PM PDT · by blam · 78 replies · 3,337+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-26-2002 | Roger Highfield
    Unearthed, the prince of Stonehenge By Roger Highfield (Filed: 21/08/2002) A prehistoric prince with gold ear-rings has been found near Stonehenge a few yards away from the richest early Bronze Age burial in Britain. Earlier this year, archaeologists found an aristocratic warrior, also with gold ear-rings, on Salisbury Plain and speculated that he may have been an ancient king of Stonehenge. The body was laid to rest 4,300 years ago during the construction of the monument, along with stone arrow heads and slate wristguards that protected the arm from the recoil of the bow. Archaeologists named him the Amesbury Archer....
  • Tests Reveal Amesbury Archer "King Of Stonehenge' Was A Settler From The Alps

    02/08/2004 12:40:04 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 2,101+ views
    Tests reveal Amesbury Archer ‘King of Stonehenge’ was a settler from the Alps The man who may have helped organise the building of Stonehenge was a settler from continental Europe, archaeologists say. The latest tests on the Amesbury Archer, whose grave astonished archaeologists last year with the richness of its contents, show he was originally from the Alps region, probably Switzerland, Austria or Germany. The tests also show that the gold hair tresses found in the grave are the earliest gold objects found in Britain. The grave of the Archer, who lived around 2,300BC, contained about 100 items, more than...
  • Minister, 92, sues Salisbury Police officer who tackled him to the floor

    03/08/2014 5:57:28 AM PST · by lwd · 42 replies
    Salisbury Post (NC) ^ | March 8, 2014 | Mark Wineka
    SALISBURY — A 92-year-old retired minister has filed a civil complaint against a Salisbury Police officer claiming the officer used unreasonable force in tackling him and breaking two bones. The Rev. J.W. Loy Jr., who had been a resident at the Salisbury Gardens assisted-living facility at the time, was hospitalized for four days after the April 4, 2013, incident. “This isn’t about anybody but my daddy and a police officer who stepped over the line,” said Loy’s daughter, Shari Keller. Filed Feb. 26 in Rowan County Superior Court, Loy’s suit names Police Officer Chris Hamm and the city of Salisbury...
  • North Carolina teacher who berated student over Obama criticism to keep job

    06/20/2012 6:29:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/20/12 | Staff
    The North Carolina high school teacher whose rant against a student who questioned President Obama went viral will keep her job. The Salisbury Post reports that Tanya Dixon-Neely was suspended without pay, but that she will return to school next year. As a condition of her return, she reportedly will be required to start what was described as a "monitored growth plan." Superintendent Judy Grissom said in a statement that the teacher fell short of the school system's standards, but expressed a desire to move on from the incident. "While I remain deeply concerned about the performance documented in the...
  • North Rowan (North Carolina) teacher suspended

    05/21/2012 10:41:48 AM PDT · by abb · 91 replies
    The Salisbury Post ^ | May 21, 2012 | Nathan Hardin
    SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools officials suspended a North Rowan High School teacher Monday while investigating an incident caught on camera where the teacher told a student he could be arrested for speaking ill of President Barack Obama. In a nearly 10-minute YouTube video shot by a student in the classroom, Tanya Dixon-Neely, a social studies teacher, told students criticism of the president could lead to jail time. “Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?” she said of former President Bush. “Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?” Dixon-Neely has been...

    05/21/2012 8:16:44 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/20/12 | Mike Opelka
    Last Monday, a high school student in North Carolina engaged his social studies teacher in a heated debate about politics and the two leading presidential candidates. During the exchange, the teacher (an obvious Obama supporter) got very angry with the student and accused him of disrespecting the president. She even went so far as to tell the boy that he could be jailed for speaking ill of Obama.
  • Maryland: Gunshot Shatters Glass Door Of GOP Office in Salisbury; Office Vandalized

    08/26/2010 6:16:03 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 19 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | 8/25/10
    SALISBURY, Md. -- A gunshot shattered a glass door Wednesday at a Salisbury office of the Maryland Republican Party, according to a party statement. The party published the statement on its website, indicating that a single gunshot shattered the front door at the office early in the morning. Salisbury police officers discovered the shattered glass after midnight and reported that the office had been vandalized. The statement indicated that a party staffer found a bullet in the office. If you have any information regarding this continuing investigation, contact Salisbury police by dialing 410-548-3165.
  • Skeleton Could Hold Secret To Stonehenge

    03/05/2008 7:02:05 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 572+ views
    Skeleton could hold secret to Stonehenge The skeleton discovered at Stonehenge in 1978, which has been on display in Salisbury Museum. A SKELETON, which has been on prominent display in Salisbury Museum for nearly a decade, could hold the secret to Stonehenge's mysterious past and show the site to be an arena of gladiatorial combat, an archaeological expert has claimed. The skeleton, that of a man who had been killed by arrows in 2,300 BC, was discovered in the ditch surrounding the stones during excavation work, carried out by Professor Richard Atkinson and J.G Evans in 1978. After being analysed,...
  • Stonehenge Secrets May Lie By Side Of The Road

    03/03/2007 11:57:35 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 1,015+ views
    Salisbury Journal ^ | 3-3-2007 | Chris Hooper
    Stonehenge secrets may lie by side of the road By Chris Hooper The stones at Berwick St James which are believed to be the altar stone from Stonehenge. DB1860P2 AN archaeological expert has claimed that two innocuous-looking stones at the side of a road in Berwick St James could hold clues to the secrets of Stonehenge. Dennis Price, who is a renowned expert on the site and used to work with Wessex Archaeology, believes the two large stones standing at the side of a lane next to the B3083 could be parts of Stonehenge's mysterious altar stone. The altar stone,...
  • Stonehenge Didn't Stand Alone, Excavations Show

    01/13/2007 3:00:37 PM PST · by blam · 70 replies · 1,859+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 1-12-2007 | James Owen
    Stonehenge Didn't Stand Alone, Excavations Show James Owen for National Geographic News January 12, 2007 Recent excavations of Salisbury Plain in southern England have revealed at least two other large stone formations close by the world-famous prehistoric monument. One of the megalithic finds is a sandstone formation that marked a ritual burial mound; the other, a group of stones at the site of an ancient timber circle. The new discoveries suggest that many similar monuments may have been erected in the shadow of Stonehenge, possibly forming part of a much larger complex, experts say. The findings were part of the...
  • Recess at Salisbury State

    10/22/2006 8:52:41 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 4 replies · 670+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 22 October 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Children have a natural need to run around and scream. I first learned this truth on the playground of the Experimental Elementary School at Salisbury State Teachers College in Salisbury, Maryland. But I didn’t know I knew it until a generation later, when my own children were the same age. Now comes news that school administrators in Attleboro, Massachusetts, have outlawed the game of tag because “children might get hurt and sue the school”. What’s next? Outlawing cookies because they have sharp edges? Children are bundles of energy. That’s why recess was invented. To get the urchins sitting quietly and...
  • Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York Times

    12/19/2005 8:51:45 AM PST · by Fedora · 136 replies · 7,095+ views
    Original FReeper Research | 12/19/2005 | Fedora
    Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York TimesBy Fedora “. . .the most untrustworthy paper in the United States. . .” --President Dwight Eisenhower, referring to the New York TimesIntroductionLast week Senator John Cornyn criticized the New York Times for endangering national security with a James Risen story on NSA surveillance timed to coincide with a vote on the Patriot Act and, incidentally, with the release of a book by Risen. A review of the record illustrates that endangering national security through irresponsible leaks is nothing new for the New York Times. Some particularly outrageous examples are worth...
  • Three or Four Injured in Perdue (Chicken) Explosion (Salisbury, MD)

    12/13/2005 7:24:23 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 124 replies · 3,097+ views
    WAVY ^ | 12/13/2005 | n/a
    Three or four injured in Perdue explosion SALISBURY, Md. Firefighters in Salisbury, Maryland say three or four people were taken to the hospital following a chemical explosion this morning at the Perdue Farms plant. Fire department spokesman Steve Dickerson tells The Associated Press the explosion happened about 5:30 a-m while a truck was unloading sodium chloride at the plant. The exact cause of the explosion isn't clear. Dickerson says the injuries are NOT serious. Workers reported a partial building collapse. Some cinder blocks appeared to be missing from one of the buildings at the plant. Hazardous materials teams from two...
  • Victim in blimp shooting makes best of strange situation

    04/28/2004 4:26:22 PM PDT · by lwd · 17 replies · 307+ views
    Salisbury Post (NC) ^ | Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 - 05:24:27 pm EDT | Jonathan Weaver
    They've printed one thousand T-shirts to give away bearing the slogan "Who shot the blimp?" A sign at the dealership over the weekend proclaimed "No Hunting" and featured a bullet-ridden blimp. Cloninger Ford-Toyota officials say public interest in the April 17 shooting of a blimp that was advertising the dealership has led them to use the situation for more advertising. It certainly has spread the dealership's name. Type the words "blimp,""shotgun" and "advertisement"into the Google search engine, and more than 1 1/2 pages of links featuring the story pop up. On his office computer, Cloninger Sales Manager David Wilson has...