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  • So what have the Romans ever done for us? Ireland's links with the Roman empire are being investi...

    06/20/2012 6:42:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thursday, February 16, 2012 | Anthony King
    Roman artifacts including coins, glass beads and brooches turn up in many Irish counties, especially in the east. Cahill Wilson investigated human remains... using strontium and isotope analysis and carbon dating. Remarkably, this allowed her say where they most likely spent their childhood. One burial site on a low ridge overlooking the sea in Bettystown, Co Meath, was dated to the 5th/6th century AD using radiocarbon dating. Most of the people were newcomers to the area, Cahill Wilson concluded. The clue was in their teeth. Enamel, one of the toughest substances in our body, completely mineralises around the age of...
  • Decorated Retired Police K9 Found Neglected and Starving

    06/03/2016 4:15:06 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies ^ | June 2, 2016 | none
    North Carolina police are investigating a case of abuse for a former police K9, who was left starving in a backyard, chained to a fence. According to Tilted Acres Rescue & Adoption, the dog whose name is Hope, was so emaciated and malnourished, that she ranked 1 on a body mass index of 1 to 9. This made her case the worst incident of abuse the shelter has ever seen.

    01/30/2003 3:29:01 PM PST · by restornu · 151 replies · 2,037+ views ^ | 2003 | By William Henry
    Timing is everything. Irish archaeologists recently discovered an enormous egg-shaped temple lies directly underneath the Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland. Tara means `compassion', `love' and `enlightenment'. Though phonetically similar tara is the polar opposite of terror. Tara and Terror express the two opposites, the `dualing serpents' or the active and passive principles in nature. They are the light and darkness confronting us during this Age of Terror, which, prophets promise, instantly can transform into an Age of Tara. As my readers know, mine is a quest for Tara. The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in Gaelic (the...
  • Google Earth image finds ancient Irish settlement at Hill of Tara, 4,000 year old site...

    11/02/2012 7:36:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    IrishCentral ^ | Sunday, October 28, 2012 | Patrick Counihan
    A Dublin lecturer has discovered an unknown prehistoric site at the Hill of Tara -- without even leaving his desk! Aidan O'Sullivan uncovered the 4,000 year old enclosure thanks to Google Earth. The University College Dublin lecturer was preparing a presentation for his first year students when he noticed the site the traditional seat of Ireland's ancient kings. O'Sullivan was intrigued by the unfamiliar dark, circular feature in a field photographed by Google Earth. The Sunday Times reports that the lecturer was able to verify that the soil mark was a large embanked enclosure, dating back 4,000 years. The reports...
  • When ‘Gone with the Wind’ premiered in Atlanta

    12/10/2011 2:21:03 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 44 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | December 10, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.”
  • What links the Copenhagen conference with the steelworks closing in Redcar?

    12/13/2009 8:52:31 AM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies · 632+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12 Dec 2009 | Christopher Booker
    What is the connection between Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian railway engineer who has been much in evidence at the Copenhagen climate conference, as chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and an Indian-owned steel company's decision to mothball its giant Teesside steel works next month, ripping the heart out of the town of Redcar by putting 1,700 people out of work? Nothing of this complex story is likely to be heard in the dreary concrete shed outside Copenhagen where, as temperatures drop towards freezing, 17,000 prime ministers, officials and climate activists are earnestly discussing how the planet...
  • Celtic Tiger threatens 'very soul of historic Ireland'[Hill of Tara]

    10/09/2008 8:19:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 35 replies · 876+ views
    The Star ^ | 07 Oct 2008 | Mitch Potter
    HILL OF TARA, Ireland–It is a battle worthy of the old Irish legends, pitting history against modernity. But as a controversial highway creeps ever closer to the spiritual home of the early Celtic kings, it now appears both sides may lose. For advocates of the twin ribbons of asphalt called the M3 now under construction north of the Irish capital, there is no choice but to live pragmatically with the roar of a commuter corridor in the shadow of the sacred Hill of Tara, because getting to nearby Dublin is a nightmare without it. For opponents, the new toll highway...
  • Financial Crisis: America rises to the occasion as storm heads for Europe

    09/24/2008 6:09:38 PM PDT · by Fred · 13 replies · 698+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 092408 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    By taking the colossal wreckage of the credit bubble onto its own books in a $700bn (£382bn) taxpayer sink, Washington has forestalled a run on the world banking system, and may hopefully have saved the viable core of modern capitalism. Hank Paulson's "Super Sink" is the "game changer" we have all been waiting for in this interminable crisis. It puts a floor under the toxic debt that is bleeding the banking system to death, and ends the downward spiral of CDOs, CLOs, HELOCs, and such instruments of leveraged excess that lie at root of the credit terror. No doubt the...
  • Ancient Tomb Art Found in Path of Irish Highway

    01/17/2008 9:41:24 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 94+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | January 14, 2008 | James Owen
    ...The stone was discovered within an early medieval souterrain, an underground structure that may have been used by local inhabitants to defend themselves against Viking raiders, the excavation team reported. Dating to around the 10th century A.D., the souterrain was probably constructed using the broken megalith as building material. "The souterrain builders robbed or quarried the stone from a Neolithic [Late Stone Age] monument," Deevy said. "Souterrains are common in Ireland, and it's not unusual to have stones from earlier monuments reused on them," she added.
  • Grant Convicted Of 2nd Degree Murder

    12/21/2007 12:26:43 PM PST · by redrunner · 11 replies · 403+ views
    WDIV detroit ^ | 12/21/2007 | NA
    MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. -- A verdict of second-degree murder has been reported in the trial of Stephen Grant, accused of killing and dismembering his wife, Tara. Stay with and Local 4 for more on this developing story. Grant will be back in court for sentencing on Feb. 21 2008. Watch Live As Stephen Grant Verdict is Announced Court officials have not released the name of the detained reporter at this time. Judge Druzinski said she will decide whether to press charges on the reporter at a later time. Earlier in the day, the jury asked the judge to provide...
  • THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!!!!!!! (But this troll ain't gonna be here to see it)

    05/22/2005 5:56:43 PM PDT · by confederate cowboy · 319 replies · 9,678+ views
    I believe there is alot wrong with our current goverment and I just cant wait until the south rise again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Decision Due On Hill Of Tara Motorway (Archaeology)

    11/11/2004 4:10:37 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 606+ views
    The Guardian (UK)y ^ | 11-11-2004 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Decision due on Hill of Tara motorway Archaeologists say 'heart and soul of Ireland' is threatened Angelique Chrisafis, Ireland correspondent Thursday November 11, 2004 The Guardian (UK) It is Ireland's most sacred stretch of earth and one of the most important ancient landscapes in Europe. The Hill of Tara, with its passage tomb, earthworks and prehistorical burial mounds, is the mythical and ceremonial capital of Ireland, dating back 4,000 years. But now the landscape in county Meath, north-west of Dublin, is the subject of a campaign to save it from what one archaeologist has called the "worst case of state-sponsored...
  • Huge Temple Found Under Hill Of Tara (Ireland)

    11/12/2002 2:58:27 PM PST · by blam · 54 replies · 570+ views
    Irish Examiner ^ | 11-12-2002 | Evelyn Ring
    Huge temple found under Hill of Tara The Irish Examiner 12 Nov 2002 Evelyn Ring A HUGE temple, once surrounded by about 300 huge posts made from an entire oak forest, has been discovered directly beneath the Hill of Tara in Co Meath. Conor Newman, an archaeology lecturer at NUI Galway, said the discovery at the ancient site made sense of the positioning of other graves and monuments in the area. Mr Newman, who has been working on the Hill of Tara under the State-funded Discovery Programme since 1992, was delighted by the find. "It fills a very important place...
  • Speculation Swirls -Al and Tipper Gore Admit They are Buying Nashville home

    03/15/2002 4:50:20 PM PST · by codebreaker · 56 replies · 386+ views
    CNN ^ | March 15, 2002 | All Politics Staff Sources
    <p>Some Democrats have been looking for a 'magic bullet candidate' who could create a buzz in the state. A source said the desire for a strong woman candidate inevitably brought people to the notion of Mrs. Gore running for office.</p>