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...

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...

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...

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...

Efimok coin, Fomenko's phantom time and added 1,000 years of history

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Could not really help it but start this thread on the issue of date depictions. It appears that at some undetermined (so far) time we acquired this digit "1" in the year date on a more or less permanent basis. Prior to it we have either "I - (i)" or the same "I" but looking...

Was Czar Ivan the Terrible that terrible, or was he a Caesar Tyrant?

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In this thread I plan on showing that our understanding of the word "Tyrant" is seriously skewed. It appears we were provided with a substituted meaning of this word. This, in turn, assisted today's pseudo-historians to distort our understanding of certain historical processes. It also provided...

Egyptologist, carve us a vase: stoneworking tools and methods

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Archaeologists frequently comment that the best workmanship of Ancient Egypt occurs in the earliest eras of that long lived civilization, and in no area is it truer than the lovely hard stone vases and bowls made in predynastic times. Thousands were found in the earliest step pyramid of Djoser...

19th century Fax Machine by Giovanni Caselli

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Once again, this is supposed to be common knowledge, for it is googlable, and can be found on Wikipedia, as well as on a whole bunch of other resources. Yet, I doubt that things similar to the ones presented below are being taught at school. If they are, they are probably being presented as some...

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