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  • Burial well dating back to Middle Kingdom uncovered

    12/10/2018 1:43:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Egypt Today ^ | Friday, December 7, 2018 | staff
    The archaeological mission working in the archaeological site of al-Khalwa area, Fayoum, has uncovered a burial well, located to the east of the Prince Waji's tomb... Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said that al-Khalwa, located at southern Fayoum, contains a cemetery dating back to the Middle Kingdom era, namely Amenemhat III era (1842-1799 BC). He added that the cemetery has the tomb of Prince Waji, the ruler of Fayoum in the Middle Kingdom, as well as the tomb of his mother "Nabat Mout", which lies to the east of it. Meanwhile, Head of the archaeological mission...
  • "The Recently Discovered Journal of Alexander the Great" by Henry Livingston (1793)

    12/10/2018 12:46:57 PM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | February, 1793 | Henry Livingston
    "The Recently Discovered Journal of Alexander the Great" by Henry Livingston, published in the New-York Magazine of February, 1793. Read by Byron Nilsson and illustrated with a wide variety of art and illustration. These stories were in the library of 13 year old Clement Moore, as his father subscribed to the magazine in which Henry published.
  • Devastating fire rips through one of New York's last Gilded Age mansions overlooking Central [tr]

    12/10/2018 11:58:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    More than 100 firefighters battled a devastating blaze at one of New York's last Gilded Age mansions that's currently on sale for $50 million. Flames burst out of the windows of the townhouse at 854 Fifth Avenue – which is home to the Serbian Mission to the United States – after a fire broke out on the third floor at around 8.40pm on Sunday. The two-alarm fire was declared under control shortly before 10pm, CBS New York reported. Three firefighters and a civilian were injured in the blaze, the FDNY said. The Beaux Arts mansion – which has 32 rooms,...
  • An Illinois Company is Building Brand New Ford-Licensed First-Gen Broncos

    12/10/2018 9:35:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies ^ | 12/09/2018 | David Tracy
    Everyone’s excited about the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco, in part, because of what the nameplate means to American culture: adventure, ruggedness, and fun. It was the first-gen model that created this meaning, so it’s cool that one Illinois company is now building those old Broncos from the ground up as a Ford-licensed product. But they’re not cheap. A company out of Illinois, Gateway Bronco has been finding pristine early Broncos and restomodding them for a couple of years now, getting its start in 2016. Recently, the outfit that “reimagines” Broncos announced that it’s the first builder officially licensed from Ford...
  • A drive through 1940's Los Angeles!

    12/10/2018 8:03:59 AM PST · by NRx · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-27-2015 | Internet Archive
    Based on the cars, I am thinking late 40's. LA looks very different today. Most of the houses and buildings shown are long gone.
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    12/10/2018 6:51:53 AM PST · by cowpoke · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/10/28 | myself
    Its Swingin' Monday and we have Memories of Old San Antone by Playboys II from their 1994 CD Back in the Swing of Things. THE WESTERNER Ranch Radio on Facebook
  • TIME Person of the Year 2018: From BTS to Michelle Obama, who will be on this year's cover?

    12/10/2018 6:35:01 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 54 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 12/10/2018 | Georgia Chambers
    Every year, TIME Magazine announces who it will name person of the year, the individual who done the most to influence global events "for better or for worse." But the TIME person of the year accolade actually started by accident. The final week of 1927 had been a series of slow news days, and editors were struggling to find someone to lead their Person of the Week feature. According to a letter to readers that appeared in the 1944 edition, “no one had done anything newsworthy enough to put his picture on TIME’s cover, so somebody suggested we stop looking...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (12/10/18 to 12/16/18)

    12/10/2018 5:18:44 AM PST · by DollyCali · 182 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | December 10, 2018 | DollyCali
    THE WEEK THAT WAS THE GOOD, THE BAD THE UGLY GOOD ~ Bush/Trump Funeral relationsBAD ~ Mueller the CreepVERY GOOD ~POTUS meets with three German Automakers including - Herbert Diess, Volkswagen, Dieter Zetsche, Daimler and Oliver Zipse, BMW The Mysterious ~ What was in those envelopes at the funeral???BADDEST(??) ~ Sour faces on Michelle and Pantsuit at Funeral UGLY ~ George Conway POLITICALLY UGLY ~ The Swamp Judiciary Below ~ 41 Dies and is Remembered more graphics on all at post #1 Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family,...
  • Cache of gold coins and 900-year-old gold earring found in Caesarea

    12/10/2018 3:55:41 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 3, 2018 | Rachel Bernstein
    The coins are dated to the end of the 11th century, which would link the cache to the Crusader conquest of the city in the year 1101, one of the more critical events in the city's medieval history... A small bronze pot was found a few days ago at the Caesarea National Park, and inside it were 24 gold coins and a gold earring... found hidden between two stones in the side of a wall, located in a house in a neighborhood that dated from the Abbasid and Fatimid periods (909-1171 CE)... According to the Antiquities Authority, most inhabitants of...
  • Archaeologists found treasure of silver Celtic coins

    12/10/2018 1:02:49 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Slovak Spectator ^ | November 24, 2018 | SITA, Compiled by Spectator staff
    Archaeologists found a treasure of Celtic coins in Mosskaovce near Turăianske Teplice. The finding of 40 coins contains the most precious coins that Celts minted in this era, so-called tetradrachms. "The Celts had highly-developed coin system; tetradrachms have four times the higher value of other nominals," explains Karol Pieta, deputy of director from Archaeological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) in Nitra, as quoted by the SITA newswire. Tetradrachms are about nine to ten grams in weight, as if they have four drachms inside, which were the smallest coins in that time, Pieta explains. It is highly probable that...
  • A humorous description of life on various planets, by Henry Livingston, 1789

    12/09/2018 9:17:56 AM PST · by mairdie · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1789 and 1791 | Henry Livingston
    A Russian astronomer observed the planets thru a telescope made of ice. Henry describes his observations. Ever wondered what the opinion of equality of the sexes was in 1789? Henry's position is that "Love, and all its delectable concomitants was utterly unknown there [on Venus]; as that passion exists but where equality is found or understood." Interesting?
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    12/09/2018 8:54:10 AM PST · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 12/9/2018 | myself
    Our gospel tune today is I'm S-A-V-E-D by the Blue Sky Boys (Bill & Earl Bolick) from 1940. THE WESTERNER Ranch Radio on Facebook
  • Dana Carvey Remembers George Bush, From Muse to Friend

    12/09/2018 5:52:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Dana Carvey
    Late on Nov. 8, 1988, the phone rang. I answered, and a familiar voice said: “Well, congratulations. You won.” “I won? What do you mean I won?” “Bush won, so you won,” he answered. “Jon?” “YES, it’s me! JON LOVITZ! And NOW YOU are going to be the president on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the next four years. HAPPY NOW?” On “Saturday Night Live,” your friend’s defeat can be your victory. Comedians can be insanely competitive — the reason “class clown” is singular is because if there were two class clowns, one clown would ultimately kill the other clown.
  • Queen Victoria’s black silk bodices with 36-inch waists are set to fetch Ł9,000 at auction [tr]

    12/09/2018 5:28:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 9, 2018 | Unity Blott
    Black mourning clothes worn by Queen Victoria following the death of her husband have been discovered 150 years later - by the family of one of her servants who 'took them as mementos'. The three black bodices, which formed the top half of her famous two-piece mourning dresses, were worn by the 4ft 8in monarch in the 1860s and '70s after Prince Albert's untimely death in 1861. The auctioneers say it is uncommon to find items from earlier in the monarch's life, with most of it coming from her last decade in the 1890s. They are much smaller than outfits...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan on Comey's cagey closed-door testimony

    12/08/2018 7:57:23 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 56 replies
    Fox ^ | Today | Judge Jeaninne
    "Lawmakers release transcript of testimony from former FBI Director James Comey; reaction from Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican member of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees." The Judge reams out Jordan and totally DUMPS on PRyno.

    12/08/2018 6:45:58 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 5 replies ^ | May 9, 2016 | Discovery Free
    Incredible story of a Veteran that was found on the streets playing the Piano. Someone with a heart helped him. Link only! Have tissue on hand!
  • Dr Who (David Tennant) – Angels in the Snow – Annie Lennox

    12/08/2018 11:52:10 AM PST · by mairdie · 24 replies
    I really think David Tennant is my favorite Doctor. Annie Lennox's "Angels in the Snow." Henry Livingston's stories were in Clement Moore's library while he was growing up, as his father was a subscriber to the magazine in which Henry published. Audio of “Memoirs of a Pine Tree” by Henry Livingston, published in the New-York Magazine of March, 1792. A pine tree describes the world he knew as a young sapling, when only native Americans roamed the woods. Henry's comparison of their culture with that of his current day is absolutely fascinating.
  • DiGenova Calls Out Gowdy, Goodlatte! Both Are Embarrassment To Oversight

    12/08/2018 6:37:33 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 92 replies
    Wayne Dupree ^ | Wayne Dupree
    I know people will come to his defense but let’s look at the facts. Gowdy talks a good talk but have we actually seen any justice? Benghazi, Clinton, Lynch, Obama and his cronies Legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova called out Representatives Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte. Mary Walter talked to diGenova about the effectiveness of Gowdy and Goodlatte and if what they are doing now at the last minute will produce any results. DiGenova didn’t hold back in slamming both representatives. “This is an embarrassment by Gowdy and Goodlatte, to stand up and pound their chest on...
  • Remembering the LIRR massacre on its 25th anniversary

    12/07/2018 6:09:04 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 NYC ^ | December 7, 2018
    LONG ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- Friday marks the 25-year anniversary of a deadly shooting on a Long Island Rail Road train. A man from Brooklyn named Colin Ferguson opened fire inside the commuter train to Hicksville on December 7, 1993. Six passengers were killed and 19 others were hurt. Ferguson is serving a 315-year prison sentence. Survivors of the deadly shooting are still comforting each other a quarter of a century later to talk about the day the gunfire rang out and how their lives have changed.
  • USS Ward and the First Shots of Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2018 2:31:12 PM PST · by NRx · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-07-2018 | The History Guy
    A short history of the USS Ward.