Alternate History of the World


19th century Photo Business Advertisement

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Very often we hear that the reason for not having too many 19th, and early 20th centuries photographs lies within the novelty of the invention. It is often suggested that opportunities to have a photo taken were few and far between. I am not so sure about that, for the amount of the 19th century...

18th century Cartography and Map Making

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Have been looking at a lot of different maps recently, and came across a few puzzling ones. Their appearance simply does not match my traditional understanding of the eighteenth century means and abilities. At the same time, my knowledge of the semi-ancient surveying techniques is next to zero...

Troy: X marked the spot for centuries, but the ruins were only identified in 1822

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The official history tells us that the city of Troy was founded in 3000 BC. This same very history teaches us that the city was abandoned in 500 BC. The Trojan War was a historical event of the 13th or 12th century BC, but by the mid-19th century AD, both the war and the city were widely seen as...

Mohenjo-daro was destroyed 450-500 years ago

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It appears our archaeologists are hiding our true history on purpose. Unfortunately, there is plenty of evidence to suggest such a notion. This time we are going to look at the allegedly 4,500 year old city of Mohenjo-daro. Of course, this is not its real name. Scientists say that they do not...

Why is China not centuries ahead of the world in technology?

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According to official sources, China has been hundreds of years ahead of the rest of the world in just about every field of civilization building-medicine, weapons of warfare, technological inventions, manufacturing processes, structural engineering, and so on. So how is it that China hasn't...

Trump family crest

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I was inspired by the recent Lincoln posts to look for presidential crests. Turns out the Lincoln family doesn't have one... which is odd because even my family has one. But that's hardly the point of this small post. What do we make of Trumps various crests? What do you guys think? Is it just a...

Funeral trains, flags, mummies or when did Lincoln really die?

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Originally, this thread was not big enough to justify its placement on the front page. I noticed this weird flag on the Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train which I ran into due to BStankman's thread. To avoid derailing, I decided to ask forum members to see if they could identify the flag in a...

Lincoln's funeral procession and Zwarte Piet

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Anything strange about wearing virginal white to a black tie funeral? Were these women marrying the Martyr to Justice? I don't remember Lincoln owning a harem. But maybe he did free these ladies from something, in his belief system. It is very hard to find a photo of the horse train online, but...

Hyperborea: what if it still exists?

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Obviously we know that all the major landmasses, as well as the smaller ones, have already been discovered. We have space satellites providing us with up to date geographic imagery. The International Space Station is out there constantly keeping a close watch on our planet. At least, this is the...

The Grand Canal of China

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The Grand Canal, divided into 7 sections, was built in the 5th century B.C. although an earlier section of the canal, the old shenzin canal was around in 771-476 B.C. Ignoring the Shenzin canal, the Grand Canal is listed as the oldest canal (artificial river) in the world. It is 1,115 ft long...

1860s: Advanced Civil War weapons

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Most of these weapons I have never seen before. And while I have known about the Gatling Machine Gun, some of the other ones appear to belong to a different time frame. They are not as advertised as our regular cannon balls. Yet the below killing machines do appear to pertain to the Civil War...

Sodom and Gomorrah are at the bottom of the Dead Sea

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For centuries people knew exactly where Sodom and Gomorrah once stood. The ruins of the Biblical cities were apparently still visible as late as 1650. Only with the approach of the 19th century did we conveniently forget where to look for the famous cities of sin. Their sins we could debate at a...

NASA: 1960s artificial Sun, Moon and Earthlight patents

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Apparently this is not even news. It sure is to me though. The fact that these patents are 50+ years old makes it even more intriguing. How far did they manage to improve on the 1960s technology? These inventions are not something BBC, or CNN would report on in their daily news, yet the...

Lictors and Roman Fasces Weapons: Grand Deception

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Roman, or Etruscan Fasces is one of the things we all have seen, yet our understanding of this bundle of wood appears to be as far from the truth as possible. I dare to say that we know nothing about it. This innocent pile of twigs with an attached axe could be one of the most powerful weapons...

He says the Eye of Africa is the lost city of Atlantis

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Not only did the lost city of Atlantis actually exist, but its true location has been hiding in plain sight for thousands of years, completely unnoticed, as we’ve been looking in all the wrong places... Since everyone assumes that it must be under the ocean somewhere, such as in the depths of...

Lightning Rod Fashion: 18th century grounded Umbrellas and Hats

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It appears that a time specific necessity is being dismissed as an insignificant fashion style of the past. There is nothing better to have other than a wire cable dragging behind pulling back on your umbrella, or tagging on your hat. Gentlemen could simultaneously work on strengthening those...

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