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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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The Purpose and Possible Origin of Sun Wukong’s Golden Fillet

Posted December 15th, 2017 at 07:27 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated January 19th, 2018 at 09:40 PM by ghostexorcist

The Purpose and Possible Origin of Sun Wukong’s Golden Fillet

By Jim R. McClanahan

Click here to learn more about the historical, religious, and folklore influences on Journey to the West

The golden fillet (金箍圈, jingu quan) is one of the Monkey King’s most recognizable iconographic elements appearing in visual media based on the great Chinese classic Journey to the West (1592). It is generally portrayed as a ringlet of gold with blunt ends that meet in...
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Why Egypt Overtook Sumer

Posted December 12th, 2017 at 01:40 PM by Shotgunhistory




This is a bit of comparative History, where I explore why Sumer Was Overshadowed by Egypt.
I would love to get any opinions and comments
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Some translations

Posted December 12th, 2017 at 06:00 AM by brushhippie
Updated December 26th, 2017 at 05:14 AM by brushhippie

I got some of the documents translated..I will post the bulk of the text...basically another of the corospondences he received..they were discussing back and forth the path they should take in reclaiming their country...there were some differences in opinion what they should ask for in their "demands" I guess you would call it..they were wanting the land they lost in ww1 returned as per the treaty of 1920..apparently he was in favor of kicking the current residents out which did not sit...
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