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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by The_Historian, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Nothing rudimentary about those weapons...did you notice the skull teeth have no overbite? Apparently western people all have overbite because we cut up our meat and veg before putting it in our mouths...not so long ago we used to put the meat straight into our mouths and tear off a peice, as the human animal does...without doing that the muscles in our bottom jaw aren't as big as they should be and contract slightly from lack of use...creating an overbite. This skull shows how the teeth used to line up...I thought it interesting enough to mention.
     
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    Just...wow.
     
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    Thanks MsM...Is isil any different than isis
    Sad to think they may have looted it, but at least they didn't destroy more than they already had.

    Does Mutley do dinosaurs?...Plenty of those/these bones around here. ..Maybe a work /vacation is in order.

    She typed in my family tree, and scared me...also said there was a mightier warlock who monitors these threads.
     
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    I screwed up there Poppy, I should call them neither ISIS or ISIL, but Daesh, they hate that. Think Daesh is a slur on them, something to do with goats! It is sickening to think what they looted from the tomb. With a bit of luck the rancid air quality might have wiped out some of those murdering b******s.

    No, no dinosaurs. An old colleague was addicted to dinosaur bone hunting. She did many field trips both to US and Canada.

    Been on sites where the archeologists have to do there assessment first. But still not turned up anything in our own surveys yet. I keep hoping.

    Who's this mighty warlock you're referring to? You've lost me there.

    Gordon, can't wait to see more info and pictures from this discovery. Bet you'd love a nosey round that palace. I sure would.
     
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    Off topic but ...
    I try to use that term as well. Not sure that they would consider something with goats to be a slur though. My understanding is that it is very close to a term that means "unbeliever" in Arabic .... That they hate and that's why a lot of Arabic countries use the term as well as the French I believe.

    Here's a long winded description of it:
    https://www.freewordcentre.com/explore/daesh-isis-media-alice-Guthrie

    Here's a much shorter if perhaps less technically correct one:
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/what-daesh-mean-isis-threatens-6841468
    The "sowers of discord" was what I was thinking of above.
     
  7. The_Historian

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    Damn right, Maria. Would finally have the excuse to splash out on that IR scope I've had an eye on for years. :cool:
    On the subject of fossils, used to holiday on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset/Hampshire when I were a lad. You could literally walk along the cliffs and dig them out with a pencil. The IoW is hoaching with 'em-
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosaurs_of_the_Isle_of_Wight
     
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    Ms Mutley, you referred to someone else here who also does the genealogy thing...The name escapes me now.
     
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    Went fossil hunting on Skye Gordon, many years ago. Some wonderful fossils there. Picked up some Devil's toenails. I would like to go back and see the dinosaur footprints that were discovered.

    Did you see the Knights Templar caves discovered in Shropshire? http://knightstemplarinternational....-church-found-beneath-an-english-field-video/

    Meant to post this about the oldest microfossils discovery in Canada https://www.theguardian.com/science...scientists-quebec-haematite-377bn-428bn-years

    Also wondering where this tunnel system might lead to in Edinburgh http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/02/mysterious-druid-tunnel-network-mapped-in-scotland/

    Right, time to get on with some digging while the sun is out. Cheers Maria
     
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    Yeah, saw the Shropshire caves; skeptical about it being anything remotely to do with the Templars, but that's just me. They seem to be the default answer to any unsolved mysteries- like the Gilmerton caves as well. Not sure why they think "druids" would have carved out caves for worshipping, when copses and forests were more their style.
    The number of places round here that were recorded as "Templar lands" by Nimmo in the 18th Century is unreal; and none of them actually were. What started out as a folk memory of land owned by the church pre-Reformation got turned into yet another "Knights Templar Preceptory" by the time he wrote it down.
    Always mean to explore the "caves" in Edinburgh Old Town, actually the grid system by which the North and South bridges were built. Both were constructed as a series of boxes, the idea being that by the time the bridges were finished, all that space could be used as housing and shops. Because the road surface was never properly waterproofed, rain poured through and down to the lower levels (and still does), so they gradually turned into slums and worse and got abandoned. Someone does a roaring trade there with ghost tours.
    http://unusualvenuesedinburgh.com/venues/the-caves-venue-edinburgh
    http://www.cityofthedeadtours.com/tours/
     
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    Here's a few tips for this year's holidays...
    "Roman military borders and fortifications were part of a grand strategy of territorial defence in the Roman Empire. Forts, Castra and military camps stretched across the vast empire, in concentration on the borders and in some of the most remote of locations to enforce Roman authority and control."
    http://www.heritagedaily.com/2016/12/10-remote-roman-forts/113779
     

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