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  • Roman shipwreck filled with ancient treasures discovered off Greek island of Kassos

    01/21/2021 7:24:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Tornos News ^ | Thursday, January 21, 2021 |
    The most significant find is the Roman-era shipwreck, which carried amphorae (Dressel 20) containing oil constructed in Spain in the area of Guadalquivir (1st to 3rd century AD), as well as Africana I amphorae made at the ceramic workshops of Africa Proconsularis and specifically in the region of present-day Tunisia, dating between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.The underwater discovery also found another three shipwrecks:one carrying amphorae made in the North Aegean in the Hellenistic era (1st century B.C.)another carrying amphorae made in ancient Mendi during the Classical era (5th century B.C.)a third that dates to more modern times
  • Egyptian archaeological mission discovers Roman fort remains in Aswan

    01/21/2021 7:14:24 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | January 20, 2021 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    An archaeological mission from Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities has discovered the remains of a Roman fort at the Shiha archaeological site in Aswan.A press release from the council stated that the remains include a church from the early Coptic era, and the remains of a temple from the Ptolemaic period.Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the council, explained that the mission discovered inside the fort a group of architectural elements from the temple of Ptolemy, and an incomplete sandstone panel, on which was depicted a model of the entrance to the temple and a man who appears to be a Roman...
  • Oldest city in the Americas under threat from squatters

    01/21/2021 7:00:59 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | January 19, 2021 | AFP
    ...archeologist Ruth Shady, who discovered the Caral site in Peru, has been threatened with death if she doesn't abandon investigating its treasures..."There are people who come and invade this site, which is state property, and they use it to plant," archeologist Daniel Mayta told AFP."It's hugely harmful because they're destroying 5,000-year-old cultural evidence." ...Developed between 3,000 and 1,800 BC in an arid desert, Caral is the cradle of civilization in the Americas.Its people were contemporaries of Pharaonic Egypt and the great Mesopotamian civilizations.It pre-dates the far better known Inca empire by 45 centuries.None of that mattered to the squatters, though,...
  • WATCH: Pelosi says it’s not ‘unifying’ to forget about impeachment

    01/21/2021 6:38:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    PBS ^ | 1/21/20
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissed critics who say that moving forward with impeachment will undercut the Biden administration’s message of unity. “I don’t think it’s very unifying to say oh, let’s just forget it and move on. That’s not how you unify,” Pelosi said.
  • (Socialist) Kshama Sawant calls for city to investigate threatening messages sent from city email address

    01/21/2021 6:16:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 1/21/20
    SEATTLE - Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant says she's received multiple threatening emails from a Seattle Fire Department's city email address. In a letter sent to city officials, the socialist and often controversial councilwoman says the emails began in December 2020 with a message telling her to leave town. From there, the messages became more sinister, Sawant says, with the "most ominous" message sent Jan. 18. A Seattle Fire Department spokeperson says they are investigating and police have been notified. An administrator reportedly told Sawant in late December that the employee in question denies sending the emails, but Sawant...
  • George Orwell's Final Warning: "Don't let it happen."

    01/21/2021 11:29:21 AM PST · by KYEasternBlueBird · 38 replies
    I'm still very new to this site and do hope that I've posted this properly. A friend sent me this link to Orwell's final interview. I hadn't ever seen it. Orwell's words resonate with our contemporary experience now, more than ever.
  • Revealed- The actual Inaugural Address of Nikolai Bidenski and public response- Sarcasm

    01/21/2021 11:12:33 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 8 replies
    Avocatul Poporului--- You tubbieland ^ | 1-21-2019 video from 12-23-1989 | Romanian National TV- Archive
    Dear comrades and friends, citizens of Bucharest, capital of socialist Romania. First let me send my sincere revolutionary wishes to those of you participating in this great demonstration and to all the inhabitants of the city. I wish you success in all your fields of activity. I also wish to thank the initiators and organizers of this great demonstration in Bucharest. Who is shooting? Someone is shooting. They are entering the building. An earthquake? What? Keep calm! Keep calm! Keep calm! Stop that! At the very last his lunatic wife yells: Securitate- stop them. Stop that now! arrest! Dear comrades,...
  • 3 Jewish Ideas That Changed the World

    01/21/2021 8:06:07 AM PST · by tbw2 · 22 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/23/2020 | Thomas St. Thomas
    How did a tiny tribe of desert nomads become so important to history? Of all the tribes of people, why is it that a group of pastoral tribal nomads, who were minorities then and minorities now, seem to have such an enduring presence in our world? Why is the Judeo-Christian god chosen by more people on the planet than any other? Because ideas and the details matter. Their ideas have stood the test of time and ended up shaping many assumptions we take today to be self-evident in Western civilization.
  • Anybody got intel on Dr Charlie Ward or Simon Parkes?

    01/21/2021 7:09:36 AM PST · by jagusafr · 36 replies ^ | today | jagusafr
    A friend from high school sent me a link to the above video. I've never heard of any of these people and haven't found much on the interwebs. They sound, in the parlance of Texas "nuckin' futs", but my friend is level-headed and reasonable. Conspiracy theories including that the inauguration yesterday was taped in advance (Ward says he received it at 0100 yesterday but it was purportedly "live" when shown on broadcast. Military in control of the government, Insurrection Act implemented secretly, etc. Anybody?
  • Israeli Archaeologists Find ‘Christ, Born of Mary’ Inscribed in Ancient Valley

    01/21/2021 6:21:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    CBN ^ | 01-20-2021 | Emily Jones
    The inscription, “Christ born of Mary.” Photo: Tzachi Lang, Israel Antiquities Authority ======================================================= JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli authorities excavating in the Jezreel Valley have unearthed a 1,500-year-old inscription dedicated to Jesus. Excavators found the Greek inscription while digging in the village of et-Taiyiba. The inscription was engraved in stone in what is believed by researchers to be the remains of a Byzantine-era church. The inscription reads: “Christ, born of Mary. This work of the most God-fearing and pious bishop [Theodo]sius and the miserable Th[omas] was built from the foundation...Whoever enters should pray for them.” According to Dr. Leah Di-Segni, a...
  • THE NATIONAL TROUBLES: Apprehension of an Attack on Fort Pickens; THE DISUNION QUESTION; Editorial-Secession and Reconstruction (1/21/1861)

    01/21/2021 5:54:40 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sunday, Jan. 20. There is no danger of an attack upon fort Monroe. I learn that it is fully garrisoned with from five to six hundred men. Being where Gen. SCOTT can easily issue orders to them, there is no necessity for apprehension as regards that fortification, as has been suggested in many of the papers. Another company of United States troops arrived Saturday night and are stationed at an armory on Pennsylvania-avenue, near the National Hotel, where there were several stands of Government arms. Many gentlemen express the belief that although Gen. SCOTT and Capt. STONE have been...
  • Democrats torn on impeachment trial timing (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 35)

    01/21/2021 1:49:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 1/20/20 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats are torn on the timing of an impeachment trial for President Trump, worried it could delay President-elect Joe Biden's agenda for a week or longer. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) has proposed that the Senate could work on a dual track by processing Biden's Cabinet picks in the morning while holding a speedy impeachment trial for Trump in the afternoon, but Republicans don't seem interested in the idea and can easily block it. This puts Democrats in the tricky spot of deciding whether to prioritize a second impeachment trial for Trump, which wouldn't begin until after he...
  • Video of Trump supporter begs cops to intervene in the Capitol riots

    01/20/2021 8:51:12 PM PST · by PrayAndVoteConservesInLibsOut · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan. 19, 2021 | Queen Nat
    The surreal moment that a Trump supporter begs cops to intervene in the Capitol riots.
  • The lie that lingers: 3 in 10 Americans falsely believe the election was riddled with fraud (only because it was)

    01/20/2021 4:20:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 76 replies
    There are millions of Americans who will refuse to believe this sentence: There is no credible evidence of any significant fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Different people will take issue with different words. Some will reject the idea that the evidence that’s been presented by President Trump and his allies in conservative media and on Capitol Hill isn’t credible. But it isn’t; amateur affidavits aren’t credible evidence any more than tortured numerical analysis is. Others will debate the word “substantive,” willfully claiming that the existence of any fraud - which exists at a small scale, as it generally does...
  • Tom Cotton: Send In the Troops(FlashBack!!!)

    01/20/2021 1:58:17 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06/03/2020 | Senator Tom Cotton
    New York City suffered the worst of the riots Monday night, as Mayor Bill de Blasio stood by while Midtown Manhattan descended into lawlessness. Bands of looters roved the streets, smashing and emptying hundreds of businesses. Some even drove exotic cars; the riots were carnivals for the thrill-seeking rich as well as other criminal elements. ---SNIP--- One thing above all else will restore order to our streets: an overwhelming show of force to disperse, detain and ultimately deter lawbreakers. But local law enforcement in some cities desperately needs backup, while delusional politicians in other cities refuse to do what’s necessary...
  • Thank You, President Trump, for All You Accomplished

    01/20/2021 1:21:26 PM PST · by Heartlander · 28 replies
    The Stream ^ | January 20, 2021 | Al Perrotta
    Thanks to Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, Middle East peace deals, elimination of ISIS caliphate, Right to Try, fixing of the VA hospital system, and full-throated fight against abortion, millions more people will be alive to hear Never Trumpers tell them what an awful person he was.Orange Man Bad. No amount of good matters. The Forces Against TrumpIt will stand as one of the great miracles of America that Donald Trump was able to get so much done, big and small, so much winning, to use his term despite:Roughly 95% negative media coverage.A never ending stream of false stories including...
  • Astronomers Have Created the Largest Ever Map of the Sky, Comprising Over a Billion Galaxies

    01/20/2021 12:58:06 PM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | By ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES FOR RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY (AURA) | JANUARY 20, 2021
    A group of galaxies nicknamed the Copeland Septet, in the constellation of Leo. Astronomers using images from Kitt Peak National Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory have created the largest ever map of the sky, comprising over a billion galaxies. The final data release from the ambitious DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys sets the stage for a ground-breaking 5-year survey with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), which aims to provide new insights into the nature of dark energy. Credit: KPNO/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Legacy Imaging Survey ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Giant Map of the Sky Sets Stage for Ambitious DESI Survey Astronomers using images from Kitt Peak...
  • Riots? (Vanity)

    01/20/2021 12:55:48 PM PST · by Tacrolimus1mg · 11 replies
    So, can anyone tell me if there are riots right now, like the ones that happened when Trump was inaugurated? In DC, a lack of attention is going to be labeled as a victory for the National Guard and Capitol Police, as their show of force will be called an effective deterrent. Thoughts?
  • The Mysterious 'Alien Megastructure' Star Is Not Alone, Astronomers Discover

    01/20/2021 12:01:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | MICHELLE STARR | 20 JANUARY 2021
    A new clue has just been found that could help solve the mystery of a weirdly dimming star. KIC 8462852, also known as Boyajian's Star, seems to have a binary companion that could be contributing to its irregular dips in brightness. If confirmed with more detailed observations, the newly discovered companion star could help astronomers finally solve KIC 8462852's ongoing mystery. The star was discovered in 2015 by astronomer Tabetha Boyajian (hence it was previously Tabby's Star), and since then it has proven to be a real puzzle. It's a yellow-white dwarf star around 1,470 light-years away, and it keeps...
  • The media are lying about the 1776 Report

    01/20/2021 7:33:56 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 19 Jan, 2021 | Kaylee McGhee White
    President Trump created the 1776 Commission by executive order last year as part of an effort to counter the leftist narrative taking over our public schools. Unsurprisingly, the commission’s first report has been met with nothing but hostility. Spurred in part by the New York Times’s ahistorical 1619 Project, the 1776 Report seeks to correct some of the central claims made by the 1619 Project’s authors and provide an answer to the Left’s overly negative interpretation of American history. Contrary to what the 1619 Project might suggest, the American Revolution was not fought to preserve the institution of slavery, the...