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  • Osama bin Laden's hatred of West developed after visiting Shakespeare's birthplace

    11/03/2017 7:08:27 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2 November 2017 | Jason Burke and Kareem Shaheen
    Osama bin Laden’s distaste for western culture grew when he visited the UK as a teenager, newly released documents have revealed....“We went every Sunday to visit Shakespeare’s house," bin Laden wrote of his travels to the UK as a teenager. "I was not impressed and I saw that they were a society different from ours and that they were a morally loose society.” He added: “I got the impression that they were a loose people, and my age didn’t allow me to form a complete picture of life there.”
  • Archaeologists dig up Shakespeare's 'cesspit'

    04/06/2010 8:08:59 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 47 replies · 852+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | Murray Wardrop
    Archaeologists believe they are on the cusp of shedding new light on the life of William Shakespeare – by digging up what may have been the playwright’s cesspit. Experts have begun excavating the ruins of New Place, Shakespeare’s former home in Stratford-upon-Avon, which was demolished 250 years ago. Although little remains of the property, the team, led by Birmingham Archaeology, believes it has identified a rubbish tip or cesspit used by the 16th century poet. Fragments of pottery and broken clay pipe have already been retrieved from a muddy hole on the site, which they claim could yield some of...
  • Dig to Start at Shakespeare Site

    11/27/2009 12:00:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 454+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/27/09
    Archaeologists are preparing to excavate the site of Shakespeare's final home to find out more about the history of the building. The New Place, in Stratford-upon-Avon, was built in 1483 and is thought to be where the playwright died in 1616. The building itself was demolished in 1759, but it is thought remains of the old house are still underground. Archaeologists will start initial tests on the site on Tuesday and a full dig could be carried out next year. The experts from Birmingham Archaeology will be searching for the foundations of the New Place and will be looking through...
  • Atherstone: Burial Place of Arthur-Arthun-Anwn-Andragathius?

    01/12/2014 5:38:26 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Early British Kingdoms ^ | 2001 | David Nash Ford
    The Tradition: Geoffrey of Monmouth and other medieval Arthurian writers tell us that Arthur was taken to the Isle of Avalon to be healed of his wounds after the Battle of Camlann. Later tradition assumed that he died and was buried there and identified the place as Glastonbury in Somerset. The Theory & Discovery: Blackett & Wilson claim that one of the two figures who went to make up "King Arthur" is to be identified with the Emperor Magnus Maximus's son, King Anwn of South Wales. This man, who occasionally may have spelt his name Arthun, they identify with both...