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  • The Defenestration of Domingo

    10/19/2019 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Quillette ^ | October 18, 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    The #MeToo movement has ended the U.S. career of legendary 78-year-old Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, one of classical music’s greatest ambassadors and impresarios. For nearly half a century, Domingo’s intense stage presence and warm, soaring voice captivated opera audiences; during the 1990s, he reached millions of new listeners as a member of the itinerant Three Tenors. In recent years, long after most singers have retired from the stage, he has continued a grueling international performance schedule, now singing baritone roles with remarkable pitch control and legato. Domingo’s entrepreneurial drive has been as untiring as his stage career. He was pivotal...
  • Time capsule from 1887 opened by Ogden school [UT]

    10/17/2019 7:16:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    Fox13now.com ^ | Posted 6:37 pm, October 16, 2019, | by Hailey Higgins
    OGDEN, Utah— A time capsule buried in an Ogden school in 1887 was opened to the public for the first time. During the construction of the Ogden Academy, educators, students, and even construction workers dropped what was important to them inside a capsule and closed it 132 years ago. The capsule was uncovered when the building was demolished in 1959 but sat in storage until Wednesday. “Nobody does this unless they think what they’re doing is important,” Alan Barnett said, local government archivist for the Utah State Archive. The building was also important to early Utahns. It was built for...
  • Are We Close to Finding the Tomb of Queen Nefertiti in the Valley of the Kings?

    10/16/2019 8:20:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 9, 2019 | Ancient Architects
    In May 2018, media outlets around the world ran the headline: “Secret Chamber Does Not Exist”, referring to the possible burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti behind the walls of the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King's in Egypt. So you’ll image my surprise when this week I see that the major media outlets across the world are once again reporting that Nefertiti could be hiding behind a wall in King Tutankhamen’s tomb. The story was ran by a number of well known publications, including The Sun, New York Post, Fox News and more, but why have...
  • Archaeologists discover more than 20 sealed coffins just as the ancient Egyptians left them

    10/16/2019 7:49:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    WaPo ^ | October 16, 2019 | Lateshia Beachum
    The Egyptian government is hailing the discovery of more than 20 wooden coffins as “one of the largest and most important” archaeological finds in the past few years. The coffins were found in Assasif, a necropolis on the west bank of the Nile River. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities tweeted images of the “intact and sealed coffins” Tuesday. The sarcophagi, which were stacked in two layers in a large tomb, still boasted their original carvings of faces and hands and colors of red, green, white and black that have not faded much over time... Egyptian officials have not given the time...
  • Human Sacrifice In The Pre-Columbian Americas

    10/14/2019 4:29:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 39 replies
    In modern minds, the term “human sacrifice” conjures up macabre satanic rituals performed by bloodthirsty barbarians. In the ancient Americas, however, cultures now considered to be highly influential and civilized saw human sacrifice as a necessary part of everyday life. Whether it was to appease the gods or ensure success in battle and agriculture, for the following peoples, the lines between sacrifice and simple survival were often blurred. The Mayans are mostly known for their contributions to astronomy, calendar-making, and mathematics, or for the impressive amount of architecture and artwork that they left behind. They are also believed to be...
  • We Teach Nothing, We Know Nothing—and That Could Cost the United States Everything

    10/15/2019 2:22:12 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 14 Oct 2019 | Bryan Preston
    A couple of years ago, a retired teacher who stays in close touch with history teachers across Texas told me something disturbing. Like most states, Texas has standardized testing. Unlike most states, Texas requires public school students to study Texas history in the 4th and 7th grades. Texas history is red in tooth and claw and full of big personalities and big ideas. Standardized testing is forcing teachers to drop about half of the second semester of Texas history to focus on U.S. history -- not to deepen students' understanding of American history, but to teach to the standardized tests....
  • Making the World a Better Place – Or Else

    10/14/2019 7:44:37 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | October 14, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    If you lurk around social media, particularly in conservative conversations, you will have undoubtedly seen something about recent statements on the part of a minor Democratic candidate for the Presidential nomination. I have no interest in the politics of the matter. However, the exchange goes to the heart of the modern impulse and serves as an excellent example of modernity’s dangers. The exchange: Don Lemon: Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage? O’Rourke: Yes. There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for...
  • Mirrorless Monday: In Which We Fail To See Christopher Columbus’ Reflection

    10/14/2019 5:34:46 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-14-19 | MOTUS
    Here it is, the second Monday in October which means it’s once again Columbus Day, that most contentious of holidays. Columbus Day has unofficially been celebrated since 1792 and has been a national holiday since 1934. Ever since the late 70s there has been a move afoot to “take back the holiday” from the evil white privileged supremacist and celebrate instead those perfectly formed, innocent and peaceful Indigenous Peoples who discovered corn.Naturally California and universities were the first to embrace this politically correct change, alleging that the man who literally changed the world did so with malice aforethought. We are...
  • New Portland Marathon Is Mostly* a Success

    10/10/2019 6:44:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 9, 2019 | Sarah Lorge Butler
    After years of snafus and miscues, a revamped Portland Marathon and its concurrent half marathon—under new management and with a new route through downtown—went off on Sunday and garnered largely positive reviews. But for about 15 to 20 of the race’s fastest runners—organizers don’t yet have an exact number who were affected—this edition of the 48-year-old race was another exercise in frustration. By mile 9, the eventual race winner, Kallin Khan, had already opened up a sizable lead. With a motorcycle guiding him, he was out of sight of the trailing pack. Runners were supposed to bear right from the...
  • Jumping to freedom. 1961. (an amazing series of 4 clips of escape from East Germany via window)

    10/09/2019 4:17:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    imgur ^ | by barenton
    When the Berlin wall was being built, people whose houses were on the dividing line, were ordered to move to the interior. Instead, many opted to escape to Western Berlin through the windows, like this woman. East Berlin police tried to grab her and drag her back, but people on the other side pulled her to safety. At the link - a series of amazing clips from 1961 of people escaping. Here's an example: https://imgur.com/gallery/QbDbVJS 
  • Tales of Impeachment: Richard Nixon and Donald Trump

    10/06/2019 9:35:12 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 25 replies
    Self | Oct 6, 2019 | Self
    When Richard Nixon took office in 1969, the Left was somewhat new to the art of attempting to remove a president from office but they had some real advantages: they had all of the media on their side (only three TV networks and all or most of the newspapers) and they had a fully mature organization formed to help our North Vietnamese enemy to win.The Leftists hated Nixon with every ounce of passion in them: Nixon made his mark as a Congressman by taking down the Communist operative in the State Department, Alger Hiss and defeating the Left’s darling, Helen...
  • Mysterious scrolls linked to Julius Caesar could be read for first time ever

    10/04/2019 9:10:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/04/2019 | Chris Ciaccia
    A pair of 2,000-year-old Roman scrolls believed to have belonged to the family of Julius Caesar, and were buried and charred during Vesuvius’ eruption, have been virtually “unwrapped” for the first time ever. The scrolls, known as the Herculaneum Scrolls, are too fragile to be handled by hand, so researchers needed to use the X-ray beam at Diamond Light Source, as well as a “virtual unwrapping” software to detect the carbon ink on them. “Texts from the ancient world are rare and precious, and they simply cannot be revealed through any other known process,” University of Kentucky professor Brent Seales,...
  • 'Idiot,' 'Yahoo,' 'Original Gorilla': How Lincoln Was Dissed in His Day

    10/04/2019 11:30:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 2013 | Mark Bowden
    Sure, we revere Lincoln today, but in his lifetime the bile poured on him from every quarter makes today’s Internet vitriol seem dainty. His ancestry was routinely impugned, his lack of formal learning ridiculed, his appearance maligned, and his morality assailed. We take for granted, of course, the scornful outpouring from the Confederate states...But the vituperation wasn’t limited to enemies of the Union. The North was ever at his heels... Yes, his sure-footed leadership during this country’s most-difficult days was accompanied by a fair amount of praise, but also by a steady stream of abuse—in editorials, speeches, journals, and private...
  • Today in baseball history: Clemente’s 3000th and Ruth’s 60th

    09/30/2019 8:13:40 AM PDT · by fugazi · 16 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 30 September 2019 | Chris Carter
    On Sept. 30, 1972, Roberto Clemente passed Honus Wagner for most games ever played by a Pittsburgh Pirate, but the fans in Three Rivers Stadium witnessed a much more important milestone that day. Pitching for Yogi Berra's New York Mets was Jon Matlack, a lefthander that won 15 games that year and would be awarded the National League Rookie of the Year. He struck out Clemente in the first inning, but Clemente smoked a double off the leftfield wall in the fourth -- hit number 3,000. At that point, Clemente was just the 11th player to reach the 3,000-hit milestone....
  • Prodigal Son Kicked Back Out After Old Tweets Surface

    09/26/2019 2:38:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 19, 2019 | The Babylon Bee
    ISRAEL—There was a certain man who had two sons, and the younger son demanded his inheritance and then wasted it all in a distant country. When the son came crawling back, begging for forgiveness, the father made a huge celebration to mark the return of his prodigal son. But that celebration was cut short when old tweets the younger son had written surfaced, some of which were characterized as racist. Though the son apologized for those tweets as well, he was immediately kicked out of the house. “He was dead and is alive again,” the father said, “but is now...
  • Long-lost 13th-century painting found hanging in woman's kitchen

    09/24/2019 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | 24 Sept 2019 | Ben Hooper
    A painting found hanging in an elderly French woman's kitchen was found to be a long-lost panel from a polyptych by 13th-century Italian artist Cimabue. The painting, titled "Mocking of Christ," is scheduled to be auctioned Oct. 27. Photo courtesy of Acteon =========================================================== Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A long-lost painting by pre-Renaissance painter Cimabue is headed to auction after being found hanging in an older French woman's kitchen. Experts said the Compiegne woman decided to have the painting hanging in her kitchen appraised and numerous tests were conducted that confirmed it to be the work of 13th-century Italian artist Cimabue,...
  • See the face of your 100,000-year-old ancestor

    09/19/2019 10:42:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman September 19, 2019 20:32
    Israeli team used DNA to design first Denosivan replica Portrait of a female Denisovan teen. (photo credit: MAAYAN HAREL) ================================================================ Meet “Denise,” the first reconstructed anatomical profile of what, until now, were considered the mysterious Denisovans, a group of archaic humans. She was revealed on Thursday by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The team who managed to recreate her profile say that long-term, their research shows possible strategies that could be taken for forensic applications. Denisovans lived in Siberia and Eastern Asia before going extinct approximately 50,000 years ago, said Hebrew University researcher Prof. Liran Carmel, who led...
  • The Alternative History of the United States; A Project Designed to Divide Us

    09/18/2019 8:34:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/18/2019 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Democrats held their first true presidential debate. With the field winnowed down to 10 candidates -- three of them actual contenders for the nomination -- only one moment truly stood out. That moment came not from Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders but from a candidate desperate for attention: Beto O'Rourke. O'Rourke ran in 2018 for a Senate seat in Texas and lost in shockingly narrow fashion to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. But his persona at the time was more Biden than Bernie: He ran as a unifying quasi-moderate, an Obama-esque figure determined to bring Americans...
  • Archaeology meets mythology in Mycenean Pylos (King Nestor)

    09/11/2009 6:02:06 AM PDT · by decimon · 31 replies · 1,295+ views
    Science Codex ^ | Sep 10, 2009 | Unknown
    Close-up of palace walls. Credit: University of Missouri-St.Louis Pylos drain. Credit: University of Missouri-St Louis Clearing thick brush from a mound at his archaeological dig site in Pylos, Greece, Michael Cosmopoulos found a real-life palace dating back to the mythical Trojan War. The palace is from the Mycenaean period (1600-1100 B.C.), famous for such mythical sagas as the Trojan War. It is thought to sit within one of the capital cities of King Nestor, a personality featured in the legends of the war. "We are thrilled, excited and fascinated at the prospect of continuing its excavation," said Cosmopoulos, the Hellenic...
  • Tribe of Dan: Sons of Israel, or of Greek Mercenaries Hired by Egypt?

    09/16/2019 4:27:13 PM PDT · by Openurmind · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Dec 04, 2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    Samson the Greek? 3,000-year-old archaeological finds at Tel Dan suggest that the Danites were Aegean soldiers hired by Canaan's Egyptian overlords to keep order. The Tribe of Dan, one of the 12 "Israelite tribes," may have started as no such thing. New archaeological evidence suggests that the Danites originated with mercenaries hired from the Aegean and Syria by the Egyptian overlords of Canaan to keep order. According to the Bible, after the Israelites conquered Canaan, the land was split between the tribes – with the exception of the tribe of Dan. Bitter at their lot, the tribe went northward, conquered...