1. KorbenDallas

    Book | 1883: Origin of the Western Nations & Languages by Charles Lasalle

    @Mabzynn shared a pretty interesting book in the comments section of a timeline related article. @Sonofabor suggested creating a dedicated discussion thread on this book. Google Books link: Origin of the Western Nations & Languages 1883 Source KD: I'd definitely love to find out where...
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    What event turned Scythia into Tartary?

    A while back I ran into the map below. It's always interesting why geographical names change, but we rarely get any explanations. This transition from Scythia to Tartary is not an exception. As far as I understand, it's impossible to estimate the true size of Scythia due to the lack of available...
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    Siena trumps Rome, or Wolf vs Elephant

    S.P.Q.R. vs. S.P.Q.S. Senātus Populusque Rōmānus vs. Senātus Populusque Sienus The Senate and People of Rome - SPQR Wiki The Senate and People of Siena - SPQS Wiki - oops, there aint's one Source We are taught that the city of Rome is very old. We are also taught that the history of the...
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    Ancient Coats of Arms

    It's gonna take a couple of minutes to lay the foundation for the credibility of the Ancient Coats of Arms. Please bear with me, and pay attention to the contents of the introduction. History of Heraldry Heraldry is the system of visual identification of rank and pedigree which developed in the...
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    Scythian gold craftsmanship, where did it come from?

    "The Scythians worked in a wide variety of materials such as gold, wood, leather, bone, bronze, iron, silver and electrum. The characteristic art was produced in a period from the 7th to 3rd centuries BC, after which the Scythians were gradually displaced from most of their territory by the...
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    Tartaria: formerly known as Scythia

    Tartaria once (olim, lat) Scythia The Cosmographia by Sebastian Munster from 1544 is the earliest German description of the world. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and even Czech. The last German...
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    1899 statue of Leif Erikson

    This photograph was allegedly made in 1899. The statue itself was made in 1897. Well, may be it was, may be it was not. Does he look like a viking to you? This "norseman" is prone to freezing his family jewels off. And... I could swear to God I’ve seen those two breast plates somewhere before...