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  • Romans killed dozens of unwanted babies at English 'brothel'

    06/29/2010 8:48:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 55 replies
    Mail Online ^ | June 26, 2010 | Sam Greenhill
    A farmer's field in Buckinghamshire has yielded a grisly secret  -  it was the burial ground for nearly 100 tiny babies slaughtered by the Romans. The site is suspected of being an ancient brothel and the 97 newborns could have been the unwanted babies of prostitutes, experts say. With little or no effective contraception available to the Romans, who also considered infanticide less shocking than it is today, they may have simply murdered the children as soon as they were born. The Yewden Villa excavations at Hambleden in 1912. Archaelogists have found the remains of 97 babies at the site...
  • Romans' Brutal Crackdown on Celts

    07/10/2005 12:04:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 67 replies · 3,990+ views
    EDP24 ^ | 09 July 2005 | BEN KENDALL
    Norfolk acted as a hub of resistance against Roman occupation, new analysis of archaeological finds has revealed. But the empire's military might eventually eclipsed native East Anglians in a brutal crackdown described as a "lost holocaust". A sprawling Celtic 'proto-city', as significant to its Iceni occupants as modern-day London, sprawled across eight square miles of West Norfolk, almost certainly providing a regular home to Boudicca. David Thorpe, from the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (Sharp), is excavations director for the site - the exact location of which is not being disclosed. Speaking yesterday, he explained the team have discovered...
  • ER's Alex Kingston likens the Romans to American, shocked that the pledge is said in schools.

    09/30/2003 4:36:55 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 23 replies · 432+ views
    Independent ^ | 09/30/03 | James Rampton
    Alex Kingston: Fighting spirit Alex Kingston is one of America's best-paid TV actors, with a luxurious LA lifestyle to match. So why did the ER star leave it all behind to appear in a mud-splattered British drama about Boudica? By James Rampton 30 September 2003 By nature, The Independent is a self-effacing newspaper. It displays an entirely proper sense of British reserve and modesty. It is not at all keen on blowing its own trumpet. However, it is more than happy for someone else to do so on its behalf - especially if that someone happens to be Hollywood star...
  • Roman Britons After 410

    12/21/2002 6:58:05 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies · 1,669+ views
    British Archaeology ^ | 12-2002 | Martin Henig
    Roman Britons after 410The ‘end of Roman Britain’ is a myth. Roman culture survived right through the Anglo-Saxon period. Martin Henig explainsThe 'story' of Roman Britain, as told to generations of schoolchildren, is a very simple one - AD 43, the Roman legions march in; AD 410, they march out again. Barbarity beforehand, barbarity afterwards, civilisation in between. In an earlier issue of this magazine (BA, September 1998) I suggested that the Roman 'conquest' of AD 43 was not all that it seemed to be, and that Britain's southern rulers - if not those in the north - were Romanised...
  • A New Discovery in Roman Britain

    05/10/2017 5:28:26 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 54 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | May 10, 2017 | Popular Archaeology
    More of the ancient Roman city of Verulamium’s secrets have been discovered by archaeologists. The burnt remains of a 1,800-year-old kiln - a type of oven used to create pottery - have been unearthed during excavations of the ancient city near the modern city of St. Albans in Hertfordshire, Great Britain.
  • Mother says Man Flashed 3-Year-Old Daughter

    04/27/2016 8:18:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies ^ | April 27, 2016 | Hillary Hall, Reporter
    Ashley Sigman says her kids were playing in the front yard of her St. Albans, WV apartment when she received a phone call from her neighbor that made her heart drop. "I have someone calling me saying you need to get out front like there is a strange man exposing himself for one and not to mention trying to lure her out the gate," said Ashley. As she ran to her front yard, the man got into his burgundy GMC Sierra and quickly drove off. She did take down his license plate number that read "WVRDNECK".
  • Police looking for suspect who robbed dry cleaner in St. Albans, WV

    01/12/2015 1:30:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WOWK ^ | Jan 12, 2015 | WOWK
    ST. ALBANS, WV - St. Albans police officers are looking for a suspect who robbed a dry cleaner located at 716 6th Avenue in St. Albans, West Virginia. Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers said the robbery took place around 10 a.m. Monday, January 12. According to police officers on scene, the suspect was armed with a silver handgun when he or she walked into St. Albans Dry Cleaners.
  • W.Va. town adds Jesus to Festival of Light's Nativity scene

    12/05/2006 10:03:20 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 13 replies · 573+ views
    The Daily Athenaeum ^ | Dec 5, 2006 | AP
    T. ALBANS (AP) - It looks like Jesus has made it for Christmas after all. Days after a flurry of news reports on the Nativity scene here that lacked a representation of Jesus, town officials have put the infant in the manger. St. Albans Mayor Dick Callaway said he got e-mails from as far away as South Korea about the display, which is one of 350 light exhibits as part of the town's annual Festival of Lights. The manger scene at the festival had included shepherds, camels and a guiding star, but no Jesus, Mary or Joseph. Now, though, Jesus...
  • Sign outside of business causing a boom in customers

    11/17/2012 8:23:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 109 replies
    msnbc ^ | 11.17.2012 | wboy
    Riley Gunnoe says business is booming at his tool store in St. Albans. He says it's because of a sign outside. Gunnoe told me he didn't know what was going to happen when he put this phrase on it, "If you are for Obama's policies, please keep your dumba$$ out of this store." Gunnoe says he didn't know what was going to happen when he put the sign up. "I didn't care. But it really has doubled my business since I put it up so I'm glad I did now!" Some people in the community say it makes them question...
  • Historians locate King Arthur's Round Table

    07/11/2010 7:20:19 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 36 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11 Jul 2010 | By Martin Evans
    Historians claim to have finally located the site of King Arthur’s Round Table – and believe it could have seated 1,000 people. Researchers exploring the legend of Britain’s most famous Knight believe his stronghold of Camelot was built on the site of a recently discovered Roman amphitheatre in Chester. Legend has it that his Knights would gather before battle at a round table where they would receive instructions from their King. But rather than it being a piece of furniture, historians believe it would have been a vast wood and stone structure which would have allowed more than 1,000 of...
  • WSAZ INVESTIGATES: St. Albans Police Chief Remains Under Investigation

    11/14/2011 3:15:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies ^ | 11/14/2011 | Brooks Jarosz; Brad Myers; WSAZ News Staff
    UPDATE 11/14/11 @ 5 p.m. ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- St. Albans Mayor Dick Callaway says he hopes to have the situation involving Police Chief Brent Coates resolved 'shortly', and a city leader says a decision could come as early as Tuesday. Mayor Callaway says, at this time, Chief Coates is still on administrative leave. As has previously reported, someone close to the investigation says allegations of sexual harrassment have been made against Coates. Click here to find out more! Mayor Callaway says they are serious allegations, and he is not ready to release any information until "all the...
  • Same Al Gore, different day ( Two places at same time )

    05/27/2006 7:16:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 2,747+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 26, 2006 | Jonah Goldberg
    In a recent write-up of Gore's visit to the Cannes Film Festival to promote his new film on global warming, which premiered Wednesday in Los Angeles, Huffington hailed the "new Gore" as the "hottest star in town," beating out Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks. Gore told Huffington that this was his second trip to Cannes. "The first was when I was 15 years old and came here for the summer to study the existentialists - Sartre, Camus. ... We were not allowed to speak anything but French!" This, gushed Huffington, "may explain his pitch-perfect French accent." Perhaps. Though according to...
  • Evangelicals to shun Bishop of St Albans

    07/08/2004 8:10:05 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 141+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 8 July 2004 | staff writers
    Evangelicals to shun Bishop of St Albans Number: 5725 Date: July 8, Evangelical clergy are making plans to keep the Bishop of St Albans out of their parishes following last Friday’s controversial installation of Jeffrey John as Dean of St Albans. The service to install Dr John last Thursday took place with only minor protests outside but many evangelical clergy boycotted the service. The Bishop of St Albans, Christopher Herbert remained defiant, declaring in his sermon that the reality of the call to Christian service is ‘confused’. Moses was a murder, he pointed out, and St Paul a religious thug...
  • "Why I am Leaving the Episcopal Church" a priest's explanation

    01/20/2004 6:27:02 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 44 replies · 288+ views
    The Gwinnett (GA) Citizen (scanned) | January 20, 2004 | the Rev, Dr, Foley Beach
    Why I am Leaving the Episcopal Church I am forty-five years old and for thirty-four of those years I have been an active participant in the Episcopal Church. I was baptized, confirmed, married, ordained a deacon, and ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. It has served to shape and form me spiritually and it has taught me tremendous aspects into the worship of Almighty God. The Church has been a place of stability and refuge, although it has always been in need of reform.  But recent actions of the Episcopal Church have taken spiritual depravi­ty to new depth for the modern...