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The Yogi Cat of Mamallapuram

Posted December 27th, 2017 at 06:23 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated December 27th, 2017 at 04:33 PM by ghostexorcist

The Yogi Cat of Mamallapuram

By Jim R. McClanahan

I love cats and so does most of the internet. They are the perfect mix of cuteness and ferocity, chubbiness and athleticism, laziness and boundless, fiery energy. Archaeological evidence suggests our feline overlords first self-domesticated themselves as far back as 10,000 years ago in Turkey. They are believed to have entered into a symbiotic relationship with farmers by hunting mice that endangered crops. DNA evidence...
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Piecing together the First Intermediate period

Posted December 26th, 2017 at 10:38 AM by Shotgunhistory

Seasons Greetings I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and just a lovely day in general if you do not partake. Below I have tried to make a brief but concise summary of the First Intermediate Period. Hard as that is with the limited evidence, All I had was speculation to help me, and I have added some speculations of my own. Hope you enjoy!
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Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Posted December 26th, 2017 at 07:44 AM by Viperlord (Viperlord's History Blog)

I have written one long movie review before, for The Battle of the Five Armies, and prefaced it by stating I was an unabashed fanboy of Lord of the Rings, both Tolkien’s work and Peter Jackson’s adaptation. I issue much the same warning here; I have been a Star Wars fan since I was a child, I have seen every Star Wars film, played numerous Star Wars games, read much of the Star Wars Expanded Universe (when that was a thing), and viewed some of the television series spawned by the movies. As with...
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The Fog of Certainty: Liam Lynch and the Start of the Civil War, 1922 (Part III)

Posted December 22nd, 2017 at 01:05 PM by Ascendant (Éireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Article on Liam Lynch and his actions as IRA Chief of Staff during the immediate start of the Irish Civil War (third part of a series).

The Fog of Certainty: Liam Lynch and the Start of the Civil War, 1922 (Part III)

On the 8th July 1922, the 'Free State' newspaper – the title of which left no ambiguity as to its allegiance – published a scathing account of Liam Lynch, Chief of Staff of the IRA forces, and his actions while leaving Dublin the month before. Under the provocative...
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How the Pyramids were built

Posted December 18th, 2017 at 08:54 AM by Shotgunhistory

I am not a subscriber to the ancient aliens theory, at least not as it pertains to the Pyramids, but I dont dismiss people that have this view. To be honest I just think it is due to lack of information. You cant be angry with that. Anyway here is a video examining the Pyramids and the Old Kingdom, who built them. Looking back Sneferu seems to be someone that I would get on with. What do you think?
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