Nuremberg, materials for speculation

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Only very recently have I become aware of Tartary and started to read in this forum. I'm a young german who has always loved history but also felt great distaste for official stories and the standard education in this field. One of the first things I did after reading on here was go through my...

MUD a different angle.

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Approaching the mud flood from a different angle because like KD suggests on another thread I too feel we are looking in the wrong places. Not that I have the inside track but it is a feeling that has grown in me since coming here. Everything has come to feel 'handed out' if you will, laid out...

1649 Vehicle a.k.a. Nuremberg Carriage By Johann Hautsch?

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A celebrated mechanician called Johan Hautsch of Nuremburg in Germany built an ornate carriage in 1649. It is thought to have been worked by two men concealed inside, who turned the rear axle by means of handles. It is reported to have gone up and down hills, and steered around corners, and...

Tic Tac, Gimbal, and Friends

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In late 2014, a pilot almost hit into one of the AAVs after it flew past him as he was coming in for a landing. He described it as a "sphere encasing a cube." They filed an aviation flight safety report and became angry as the AAVs being drones became less likely (they figured the government...

USA: 1850-1915 Expositions, Exhibitions, Centennials, Jubilees, etc

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Little did we know about these American Expositions. Apparently there were hundreds of those, with architecture as elaborate as our famous Chicago Fair of 1893. I kept on running into multiple off the wall expos, that somehow managed to stay out of sight. This investigative direction is getting...

World Expositions: Phenomenal Attendance?

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This thread is not about Exposition Architecture, but rather about some phenomenal attendance numbers as they pertain to the pre-commercial flight era World Fairs (Expositions, Exhibitions, Centennials, Jubilees, etc). I will allow the reader to make any appropriate conclusions on the matter...

Phrygia to Asia: Scythian Gold, UFOs, Giants and Gog and Magog

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Herodotus, claims the priests of Hephaestus told him a story that the Egyptian pharaoh Psammetichus had two children raised in isolation in order to find the original language. The children were reported to have uttered bekos meaning "bread" in Phrygian. It was then acknowledged by the Egyptians...

1886 Meigs Elevated Railway: 227 feet of BS

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The Meigs Elevated Railway was an experimental steam-powered monorail invented by Josiah V. Meigs of Lowell, Massachusetts. He wrote an extensive explanation of how the railway worked, complete with diagrams and statistics, which was published in 1887. The weight of the train was carried on a 22...

1876: Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

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More than 200 buildings were constructed within the Exposition's grounds, which were surrounded by a fence nearly three miles long. There were five main buildings in the exhibition. They were the Main Exhibition Building, Memorial Hall, Machinery Hall, Agricultural Hall, and Horticultural Hall...

Battlefield America

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I called this thread a "Battlefield America", because after all the photographs I've seen, and bogus stories I've read, this is the impression I get. Yet, the entire issue is being downplayed beyond belief. The issue does not stop with the United States. The reason I did not include any other...

The Cataclysm Event That Changed Africa Forever

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I propose the Pigafetta family has the key to understanding the cataclysm that disconnected Europe from the Americas and Africa until they were slowly rediscovered. Antonio Pigafetta, a man who survived the circumnavigation of the earth with Magellan, extensively detailed his trip and made many...

Questionable Alexander the Great Narrative

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The Battle of Gaugamela, was the decisive battle of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. In 331 BC Alexander's army of the Hellenic League met the Persian army of Darius III near Gaugamela, close to the modern city of Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan. Though heavily...

Did Monomotapa-city become South African Pretoria-city?

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Pretoria was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius, a leader of the Voortrekkers, who named it after his father Andries Pretorius and chose a spot on the banks of the "Monkeys river" to be the new capital of the South African Republic. The elder Pretorius had become a national hero of the...

Subterranean Norway, preparation for impending doom?

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Norway has formally announced its plan to build the worlds first tunnel for ships, paving the way for a gigantic 1.7-kilometre (1 mile) passageway to be dug underneath a rocky peninsula in the country and north-west. The Stad Ship Tunnel, which is expected to cost some US$312 million to...

1929 Rospigliosi Castle in Lima: Construction

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The Rospigliosi Castle is a small castle located in Lima, Peru . It was built in 1929 by Carlos Rospigliosi Vigil. The legend says that he wanted to finish the castle just in time for the visit of the Spanish King Alfonso XIII to be able to live there. The castle never welcomed the king of...

Washington, District of Columbia, Capitolium

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The construction of the Visitor Center required excavation to a depth of 65 feet, which was 35 feet below the existing capitol foundations and within two feet of the plan area of the foundation elements. Slurry walls with tiebacks were used for the excavation support. GEI’s design included a...

Giant "Ancient" Romans, Human Engineering and the Real Slavery

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Well, I just wanted to throw this out there. May be we could generate a discussion, or something. For a while now, I have been trying to find a possible explanation for the weird infatuation with the Ancient Roman culture displayed by those who lived in the 19th century. According to the...

1885: The Great Fire of Galveston

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The flames soon spread with startling rapidity, and within a very few minutes were being blown a solid sheet of fire across Strand street, catching the frame buildings on the opposite or south side. While the fire department was very severely criticized, mainly by those opposed to the recent...

The secrets of Deadwood, South Dakota

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Something is not sitting right with me and the history of the town of Deadwood, South Dakota. I was watching this alleged documentary (below), and with every sentence the entire story line was getting more and more ridiculous. Please dedicate some time to watching the video. Pretty sure you will...

World War II: The Inconvenient Questions

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By June 1941, the Red Army of the USSR was an impressive and formidable force that could stop any army of then-Europe if it were really preparing for defense . There is a logical assumption - that the USSR was preparing not for defense, but for something completely different. What exactly? I...

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