1. KorbenDallas

    1200s Old London Bridge: what do we know?

    Now, this early 13th century bridge presents an interesting piece of architecture. I do not know when the 13th century could be placed on the adjusted time table, but if we choose to go along with the narrative, there will be more questions than answers. Obviously, there is no way to vouch for...
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    Hartmann the Anarchist or The Doom of the Great City

    The plot centers around Mr Stanley, a young moneyed gentleman who aims to stand for election as part of the Labour party in the early 20th century. Through his associations with many of London's most prominent socialists and anarchists, he encounters and befriends Rudolph Hartmann and 'goes...
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    London: Chronology of Events published in 1686

    I am not sure how to interpret the publication date. It appears the below book was published in 1685. At the same time, a book published in 1685 could not cover 1686. Book Source It's kind of important when the book was published, because the below list of events says "since". Correct me if...
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    SPQR this & SPQx that. Empires were everywhere.

    This here is Lord Mayor's Dinner at Guildhall on 11/09/1829 (year according to the notice of the British Museum). The dinner was organized by William Thompson who was the Lord Mayor of London from 1828 to 1829. The dinner was held in honor of his predecessor Matthias Prime Lucas. The Lord Mayor...
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    Obelisks Plus: Cleopatra's Needle. Journey to London.

    NOTE: Even with the technology available in 2005, when Italy agreed to repatriate the Obelisk of Axum, it had to be cut into three pieces and flown in three trips to Ethiopia. The obelisk only weighed 160 tonnes. Axum Obelisk Reinstall In ancient Rome, the transportation of obelisks was not...
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    1827 London Colosseum: demolished

    Built to Exhibit a Painting The London Colosseum was a building to the east of Regent's Park, London. It was built in 1827 to exhibit Thomas Hornor's "Panoramic view of London", the largest painting ever created. The design of the Colosseum was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. The Colosseum was...