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    Albigensian Crusade: The genocide of the Cathars

    The Cathars have always been fascinating for me as a Neoplatonist, and they are one of my favorite historical cases of religious oddballs in due part because of their association with Gnosticism which has its own affinities with Neoplatonism. It doesn't appear to be a widespread idea, but there...
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    Mud flood, dirt rain, and the story of the buried buildings

    Precisely. Apparently it was called Neustadt from around 1365 - so it's not exactly a new town, and it was changed from Rudolfswerth or Rudolfovo *back* to Novo Mesto after World War I. So there's probably a new town built over top of the 'new town', built over what? Before 1365, there is no...
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    Mud flood, dirt rain, and the story of the buried buildings

    For comparison - here is the terrain as of recent times.
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    Mud flood, dirt rain, and the story of the buried buildings

    Here is a very interesting case concerning a particular castle in Slovenia which may or may not indicate evidence of mud flood(s?). I am skeptical about the mud flood hypothesis, but this one has certainly given me pause for thought. The castle is not terribly exciting as far as design goes...
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    Tartarian Language and Alphabet

    That's fascinating. If the western European language isolates like Basque, Etruscan, Lemnian, Rhaetian, Venetic, Pictish et al. are part of the Finno-Ugric (thus western) branch of the Ural-Altaic languages along with languages like Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian and related to the Altaic...
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    Tartarian Language and Alphabet

    This caught my eye. I'm not sure that Finno-Ugric would be a development out of Tartarian per se but from what I've briefly learned about Finno-Ugric and whatever Tartaria might be (I am leaning towards an rump state of another civilization), it is possible that the Tartaric language belonged to...
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    1893: the destruction of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

    So here's something interesting. Like the statues in ancient Europe, the statues in Chicago appear to be painted in bright and vivid colors rather than the assumed bare marble that we have known up until the recent times? And how recent is recent? Lo and behold, after centuries of 'dark age' all...
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    USA: 1850-1915 Expositions, Exhibitions, Centennials, Jubilees, etc

    If anyone here is Calfornian and from San Diego especially, feel free to correct me but San Diego looks incredibly lush and verdant in that 1915 expo drawing, it doesn't even look like the traditional rugged, Mediterranean-like landscape most of southern California has. It looks almost tropical...
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    World Expositions: Phenomenal Attendance?

    Yeah, attendance numbers to seem to be incredibly high. Plus on top of that, this is justified by the explanation that people traveled from all around the world to see it. Including to places where expositions happened in seemingly unlikely places like Omaha, Nebraska. I mean really?
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    Could our planet Earth be one huge quarry?

    ^^ the Grand Canyon in this context reminds me of Mariner Valley on Mars, and how that world was supposed to have been a lush, verdant planet much like ours. I'm not sure I could conceive what kind of resource extraction would take out such a huge chunk of planet; whatever it was, it would have...
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    New England in the Crimea

    I agree. I always understood the Saxons to have remained in England even after the Normans established their regime. I'm not sure about the nuances, but from what I can tell these disenfranchised nobles may have only represented a small minority of English nobles who objected to Norman rule...
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    New England in the Crimea

    I'm not sure, but the explanation for Saxons in the Crimea goes like this - when William of Normandy conquered England, a small group of disenfranchised Saxon nobles went to Constantinople in 1071 but the chief noble, Seward, was imprisoned around that time so it has been proposed that they went...
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    New England in the Crimea

    Disclaimer: if this is in the wrong section, please feel free to advise me otherwise. Before there was New England in America, there was New England in the Crimea. After William of Normandy conquered England in 1066, many Saxon nobles fled east. The English landed in Constantinople and were...
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    The Ancient Roche (Rosh) Empire - please be on the lookout

    The Germanic languages underwent a sound shift around the 1st or 2nd centuries and before then, they shared many similarities with Celtic languages. Two examples of this are Chlodovic for Ludwig or Louis (which I have personally thought may be related to the Latin Clodius, later Claudius) and...
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    The Phantom Time Hypothesis

    I didn't see anything in the posting guidelines against posting in more dated threads. I'm sorry in advance if posting in old threads is discouraged, as I know it's a common rule on other forums on the web. I think I know how Illig and Fomenko tie in together. It's a rough idea and a general...