"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Friday, January 27, 2023

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

This week's Link Dump is honored to be hosted by the Cats of the Crystal Palace.

They are the champions!

What the hell is the "Baghdad Battery?"

The world's oldest known runestone.

Nothing to see here, just the Earth's core doing weird things.

A bit of life insurance fraud.

Ancient bioweapons.

Any holiday featuring pancakes and coffee is good by me.

The interesting explanation of why the Navajo Code was impossible to decipher.

Some forgotten warrior queens.

A new theory about the Nazca Lines.

So, it seems that everything we thought we knew about the origin of modern birds is wrong.

A man's mysterious murder of his wife.

A look at Napoleon's first division at Waterloo.

The latest from ancient Egypt.

The mystery of the "Balochistan Sphinx."

Mustaches cause appendicitis.  No, really.

Amsterdam's Cat Police.

The world's oldest restaurant.

The "other" Queen Cleopatra.

An attempted suicide at Clapham Common.

The odd death of a Georgian-era caricaturist.

A strange 7,000 year old mass grave.

A look at the Battle of Verdun.

Photos of a lost corner of Whitechapel.

The career of a Victorian fore-edge painter.

The oldest ceremony in the world.

Victorian mourning, economy style.

A million-year-old ax factory.

A child's tragic life and death.

HMS Proserpine's icy nightmare.

The Elizabethan energy crisis.

A look at the Roman Empire's navy.

A look at Gobekli Tepe.

The world's oldest billboard.

That's it for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll meet some Scottish witch cats.  Beer-loving Scottish witch cats.  In the meantime, bring on James and Linda.

1 comment:

  1. I have to write that I think the Balushistan sphinx isn't man-made. As the article points out, if archaeologists thought so, they'd be all over it. Who wouldn't want to be the first to excavate a brand new site? The Elizabethan 'energy-crisis' was an interesting read. Coal must have seemed as miraculous as morphine was hailed - at first. And as for the other Cleopatra, I've read of her, and of King Juba. It's interesting that their child was given the name Ptolemy. But then, the famous Cleopatra was actually the seventh of the name of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Interesting stuff, once again, Undine.


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