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Old 06-02-2017, 08:45 PM
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...-European.html

Here's a link about a paper on Ancient Egypt.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:20 PM
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I have some real news. Some Egyptian mummies were DNA tested and it turns out they're mostly Levantine with similarities to European and Anatolian populations.
I'm surprised that's news, I thought it was already the consensus.
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Old 06-02-2017, 09:50 PM
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I'm surprised that's news, I thought it was already the consensus.
I think it was suspected but not confirmed? /shrug
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:04 PM
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I think it was suspected but not confirmed? /shrug
I guess. Egyptian's a Semitic language. Plus, given Egypt's location on the Mediterranean, it'd make sense. Granted, Egypt's next to Kush, but it's harder to cross the desert or go up the cataracts than to sail across the Mediterranean.

Kush conquered Egypt for a hundred years or so, and set up the 25th Dynasty, but that's the blink of an eye on the Egyptian timescale. Plus, Egypt was also conquered by Persians, Hittites (Anatolians), Greeks, and so forth, so the overall heritage would definitely be more Mediterranean than anything else.
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Old 06-03-2017, 06:00 AM
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I'm surprised that's news, I thought it was already the consensus.
It was the first time it was actually done to my knowledge. There were also a lot of theories on how much impact those conquests had on the Egyptian population.
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Old 06-03-2017, 09:22 AM
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It was the first time it was actually done to my knowledge. There were also a lot of theories on how much impact those conquests had on the Egyptian population.
Ah, okay. Well cool that they finally nailed it down.
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Old 06-17-2017, 11:11 AM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_La_Flesche_Picotte

I really love when Google-Doodle's pick up these more obscure figures and give them their rightful day in the limelight
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:18 PM
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So here's a study on the Ancient Greeks:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/...nt-dna-reveals

They were closer to the East than modern Greeks.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:34 PM
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So here's a study on the Ancient Greeks:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/...nt-dna-reveals

They were closer to the East than modern Greeks.
I would like to see a similar study done to Turks to see just how much of an impact the Seljuks and subsequent Turkic population waves.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:20 AM
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I would like to see a similar study done to Turks to see just how much of an impact the Seljuks and subsequent Turkic population waves.
From the studies I've read about before, minimal. Greeks and Turks are essentially the same people genetically. It was a relatively tiny number of invaders which assimilated genetically but remained culturally dominant. Similar with the Bulgars, another Turkic tribe which assimilated into the Slavic super-majority and all that is left of them today is their name (the Bulgar in Bulgaria).
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:19 PM
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:10 PM
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If you love history and want to learn more I heartily suggest a podcast, which you can find in the iTunes store called "Tides of History".

It's worth listening to. They start off talking about how man came up with the idea of the State, the rise of the Roman Empire, and why the Eastern Roman Empire survived while the Western fell.

It's really great to listen to. If you have any historical podcasts that you enjoy listening to, why not put them here?
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An intact UB II (possibly with crew still inside) has been found off the coast of Belgium.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41318195
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I have decided that the era of single-shot cased ammunition rifles (albeit brief) was the best regarding military aesthetics.











As an added bonus, since it spans most of the 1870s and the early 1880s, it also coincides with the Victorian era, the era of the Old West, and the Meiji period. Interesting times.
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:31 PM
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You gotta include early WWI.
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You gotta include early WWI.
While I like WWI, too, that was not the era of single-shot cased ammunition rifles. WWI itself marks the beginning of a totally different era.
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:29 PM
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Some archaeologists are doing a kickstarter to excavate some neat WWI stuff.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...18/description
"In 2015 a team of archaeologists discovered a well-preserved German strongpoint at a ridge top known as 'Hill 80' near the village of Wijtschate or ‘Whitesheet’.
What they had stumbled upon was unique; a piece of the formidable trench fortress that had remained virtually untouched since the end of the war. Farm buildings had been incorporated into the defensive trench system to create an almost impregnable redoubt that was only taken in June 1917, in the Battle of Messines.
When the guns fell silent, the battlefront was forgotten, covered with the earth and that preserved it intact. As they dug, the archaeologists were amazed to find well-preserved and very deep German trenches. Poignantly, they encountered the remains of soldiers were also found as they fell, both British and German, testimony to the ferocity of the fighting here."
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:29 PM
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Finns! I still can't believe they were ever a part of the Axis!
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Finns! I still can't believe they were ever a part of the Axis!
This never gets old.
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Old 12-17-2017, 12:34 PM
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Indy Neidell wants to cover the Korean War and then WWII when he's done with The Great War. He's bringing in other people, too, like the guy from Real Engineering, Ian & Karl from InRange/Forgotten Weapons, and (for some reason) lindybeige (ugh).
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It seems that in 1929 there was a bit of a trend of interviewing the elderly about some of their experiences. Neat stuff.
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A bunch of Ancient Egyptian stuff came out recently.

A newfound tomb in Cairo:

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-egypt-...omb-cairo.html





New clues on a city in South Egypt:

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-newly-...-egyptian.html

A reconstruction of Nefertiti:



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