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8 years ago
Nebankh
I've been subscribed to Megalithic Portal emails for years now Andy! Great to see you here. This event looks fantastic. Please keep us posted on any more events for the 2011 Festival of British Archaeology. Jaq
Forum: History
8 years ago
Nebankh
I think things would have been very different had Emperor Julian's plans to restore paganism as the state religion of the Roman Empire been more successful. He was a brilliant man. "After gaining the purple, Julian started a religious reformation of the state, which was intended to restore the lost strength of the Roman state. He supported the restoration of Hellenistic paganism as the stat
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8 years ago
Nebankh
I always thought naked men painted blue, with blue hair (as it's thought they also put woad in their hair) was about the most terrifying sight to behold when encountering your enemy, but I think your self-decapitating warriors win hands down. Now if they'd painted themselves blue first..... think I might have decapitated myself on the spot!!
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8 years ago
Nebankh
Pete, it's true what you say about the British Museum, and I'd taken it for granted until a few years ago, when I worked close by to it. I'd been to the Egyptian section many times, and the Mesop section, but this this time I vowed to go in my lunchtime, at least 3 times a week and to get around ALL of the departments. Even though I did go most days, over a 5 month period, I STILL didn't get arou
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8 years ago
Nebankh
Darn! :-)
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8 years ago
Nebankh
Wow, interesting, T-bird. Thanks for this. I'll look up the giants story. Perhaps it was Conan the Barbarian and friends ;-) Jaq
Forum: History
8 years ago
Nebankh
Just to stir it up ;-) Akhenaten had an older brother Djhutmose, who "disappears from the public records and appears to have died some time during the third decade, fairly late, of Amenhotep III's kingship. His younger brother Amenhotep IV, better known as Akhenaten, succeeded to the throne instead." I always fancied he might be a better candidate for Moses, especially as he already
Forum: History
8 years ago
Nebankh
Really fascinating. It's amazing that DNA tests were forbidden up until recent years. Here are a couple of links I found that address the DNA results (56% of residents were found to be of Caucasian origin), the subject of the fish-scale formation and the double wooden palisade - I'm posting these just for balance, to weigh up the claims for and against them being descendents of Crassus' men.
Forum: History
8 years ago
Nebankh
The Army of Cambyses II was number 2 on the link I posted ;-) Interesting in the light of recent events, in November 2009, two Italian archaeologists, Angelo and Alfredo Castiglioni, announced the discovery of human remains, tools and weapons dating to the era of the Persian army in a rock shelter – a natural hiding place from a sandstorm – in the Egyptian desert near Siwa Oasis. "Dr Zahi Ha
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8 years ago
Nebankh
Very interesting, and great photo, thanks Ivano. That would appear to be quite strong evidence that some form of the ninth was still in existence during Hadrian's reign, rather than there not being a single shred of evidence as has been claimed. The quote about the bull being the probable emblem, since this was a Caesarian unit, is something I have also come across on other sites.. did you see
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8 years ago
Nebankh
Thanks for these details Titus, much appreciated. Do you know if it's true that no record of the legion’s emblem actually exists, but that Caesar's legions usually had a bull emblem? Jaq
Forum: History
8 years ago
Nebankh
The new film The Eagle (which I'm really looking forward to!) comes out later this month, so before seeing it, I thought it might be good to try to get an idea of what are the real facts versus the fictional version? The legend of the Ninth apparently gained its present popularity after novelist Rosemary Sutcliff wrote the epic The Eagle of the Ninth, which was a bestseller in 1954. Version of
Forum: History
8 years ago
Nebankh
LOL! Pirates doesn't sound quite as grand though! Good point about the catastrophes being couched as theophanies (a word I've just discovered while looking for examples) Jaq
Forum: History
8 years ago
Nebankh
They're a fascinating group, the Sea Peoples. They deserve their own thread! My Egyptology tutor (it was only night classes, but still....it was Lorna Oakes! :-)) told us that one theory was that they had no land to speak of, and were akin to pirates. Maybe that's in-keeping with what you say Jim, with them being made up of members of various groups from various islands or lands, united in a co
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8 years ago
Nebankh
Jason Gregory wrote: > Nice post Jaq. I can see you have understood the importance of > dealing with that shadow that can be a constant. From my own > experience I know with dealing with my own dark content within, > that it has been a long tough journey but what has come into my > life in the process has been great. Is it like this for you in > your life to? As you probably kn
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8 years ago
Nebankh
I love this poem by Kaximierz Dabrowski, which I think is a wonderful to sum up the positivity of weirdness. I very much like Dabrowski's theories relating to positive disintegration, and find it parallels spiritual/philosophical alchemy. "Be greeted psychoneurotics! For you see sensitivity in the insensitivity of the world, uncertainty among the world's certainties. For you often feel
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8 years ago
Nebankh
I addressed this to Susan as I'm agreeing with her : )
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8 years ago
Nebankh
I'm not an atheist, but I sincerely believe that what people are accessing is a part of their own mind. It's frustrating sometimes to see others insisting that if one is a complete atheist, then they don't comprehend metaphysical concepts. To study, discuss and understand metaphysical concepts doesn't always require belief in a supreme spirit - to me it implies belief in experience outside the
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10 years ago
Nebankh
Absolutely beautiful photo Deep - thanks for that, it had a profoundly calming effect on me - saving that one :-) Jaq
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10 years ago
Nebankh
I always give the sun a round of applause for a particularly spectacular sunset and say bravo! :-) Jaq
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10 years ago
Nebankh
Yes, the introductory article is excellent; looking forward to some interesting discussions.
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10 years ago
Nebankh
David Luke wrote: > > The interesting point is that if we assume Nebankh was > communicating with the trees directly and they were sad about > the coming bulldozers then the trees themselves had some > foreknowledge of this happening. I.e., the trees had > prescience. > > On the other hand it could have been that Nebankh had the > prescience of the bulldozers and m
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10 years ago
Nebankh
Hello David, I'm not sure if this is the kind of thing you are looking for, but it came to mind when you posed your question about species connectness, so here goes anyway! I've posted about this before on this site, so I hope if anyone has read this before they will forgive the repetition. In 2001 I started working in Holborn, and each morning I would walk from the mainline station at Euston,
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10 years ago
Nebankh
Perhaps that's The Fool from the Cockney Tarot deck? ;-)
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10 years ago
Nebankh
Thank you for the recommendations Karl - maybe further down the line... Camus is a better bet at this time. Jaq
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10 years ago
Nebankh
A Dark Philosopher wrote: > SILKPANTS LEMARCS!!!!?????? > How Rude! > *giggles* > That's going to stick, you know! :-)
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10 years ago
Nebankh
A huge thank you from me too Tony! What a memorable month. And on your last day here, I can now clearly hear the words of advice from the pages of Hermann Hesse; "Listen young Sinclair, I've got to go. Perhaps you'll need my help against Kromer or something else... If you send a message I shan't come riding crudely on horseback or by railway train next time. You'll have to listen to your i
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10 years ago
Nebankh
I'll get on to Amazon after midnight!! :-)
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10 years ago
Nebankh
Yes, it definitely leaves a trace of the person on the paper. My Dad used to do calligraphy, so finding envelopes he had addressed in his beautiful handwriting is a bit like looking at a painting, and imagining the artist's thoughts at the time. Sad but also a nice snapshot in time.
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10 years ago
Nebankh
A Dark Philosopher wrote: > > Certainly similar, Jaq, yes. If you have time to read through a > few of the threads in the QUANTUM PHYSICS section of Tony's > FORUM I have outlined a few parallel theories which would allow > this to happen utilising all the latest data from places such > as Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider. But whilst higher > dimensions and escaping
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