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Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first?

Started by Jack Neulist. Last reply by Karl Helweg Feb 20. 133 Replies

Lately, I've found myself interested in a subject far outside my specialty.I grew up in the Southwest, and I've heard some stories about "Old Ones" etc. who predated the Indians. Until last year, I'd…Continue

A Brief Synopsis of the modern History of Vietnam

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Sean O' Jan 5. 3 Replies

I'm visiting Vietnam in June this year. It's my first visit - my first to all of Asia for that matter. As a 40yo well-read American, I have a decent understanding of Vietnam's recent history. I'd say…Continue

What O'Reilly Got Wrong

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The New History Wars

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Comment by Shane on January 7, 2015 at 1:34pm
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Comment by Karl Helweg on January 7, 2015 at 1:18pm

100 years ago today Kaiser Wilhelm approved zepplein bombing of England.

The Kaiser approved London bombing by zeppelin January 7th, 1915 and the first successful raid was January 19-20, 1915.  One hundred years ago this month.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_strategic_bombing_during_World_...  

Comment by Mark D'Andrea on January 5, 2015 at 10:04pm
To Jordan, re: book on George Washington. "George Washington's Secret Six" by Brian Kilmeade. Story of the men and women he used as a spy ring in New York City, Long Island and CT to help track British movements in Manhattan and surrounding area. These are the real heroes of the American Revolution, and Washington knew it. A good read.
Comment by Henry II on July 8, 2014 at 7:38pm
As for the Holy Grail, anywhere that was a route for the Crusaders makes sense, not even sure if King Arthur was ever a real person, or whether he was based on a real person who fought the Saxons, Heard the lady in the lake and the sword in the stone were based n Sarmatian folklore.
Comment by Travis Spuhler on July 8, 2014 at 12:01pm

Personally, it'd probably have been lost/destroyed a LOOONG time ago. As Jesus spent time with the more common man, even if people recognized the divine, I doubt they could afford to sacrifice any of their dinnerware.  IF it does still exist, I'd be looking along the most common routes to/from the Crusades: France, Germany, Italy, the UK, etc.

Comment by Lone Yeti on July 8, 2014 at 11:51am

'he'd simply have to follow the Arthurian legends and look for it either in England, Scotland, or Wales'

Perhaps also France? What is the most convincing grail explanation?

Comment by Steve Dallas on July 8, 2014 at 8:36am

I've only ever read of it in fiction

Comment by Henry II on July 8, 2014 at 12:34am
has anyone here ever heard of the Spear Of Longinus? Im curious about it, since I heard a legend that supposedly hitler got defeated after his army lost this spear of Longinus to general Patton.
Comment by Henry II on June 26, 2014 at 12:36am
In real life Indiana Jones would probably not have had to make a journey to the Middle East to find the Holy Grail, he'd simply have to follow the Arthurian legends and look for it either in England, Scotland, or Wales.
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