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#761 Panzermann

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 1742 PM

not exactly news, but a critical look at stirrups nad their actual influence: https://benlandautay...nce-of-cavalry/


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 2146 PM

When armies were collections of nobles and retainers, they were small enough and self equipped enough to be heavy cavalry. Many individusl nobles were rich enough to equip a platoon sized element of militia horse. Equipping a battalion of professional heavy foot would be a bit much for most.

As central governnents became more powerful than local nobles, they found they could raise infantry more easily than cavalry and give them training, discipline, and equipment that would trump horse.
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Posted 18 March 2019 - 0809 AM

Recent DNA evidence taken from 10 of the Mary Rose crew, reveals that 5 of them were from the Mediterranean. One of them was probably Spanish, another Italian, and one had a father whom hailed from present day Morocco or Algeria.

So no complaining about ethic actors in Tudor period dramas in future. :)

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 1309 PM

not exactly archeology, but somebody found an old WW1 150mm artillery shell and EOD took it away to make safe. during this they found that it did not contain explosives, but had czar-era roubles hidden in, dating  from 1898 to 1910.

5100 roubles back then was about the price of a farm i read. it was probably somebody´s life savings, but how did he become an owner of 150mm shell ?

 

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 1107 AM

https://nypost.com/2...-reveals-ruins/

 

The incredible ruins of an ancient palace in Iraqi Kurdistan have emerged from the waters of the Tigris River.

 

A team of German and Kurdish archaeologists reports that, in fall 2018, receding waters in the Mosul Dam reservoir unexpectedly revealed the remains in the ancient city, Kemune.

 

The Bronze Age palace was revealed on the eastern bank of the Tigris river in Iraq’s Duhok province. As part of a project involving the University of Tübingen in Germany, the Kurdistan Archaeology Organization and Duhok Directorate of Antiquities, archaeologists identified a building with mud brick walls up to 2 meters (6.56 feet) thick.

 

 

 

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 0835 AM

A Conversation With the Team That Made Bread With Ancient Egyptian Yeast
How a scientist harvested 4,500-year-old yeast and turned it into a loaf of sourdough
 

 
The thing I baked with on Sunday is for sure contaminated with modern yeast, but I’ll tell you what: it smells really different than any other sample I’ve ever had. It acted differently than any other starter I’ve ever used. And it produced a soft, super high, fluffy loaf of Einkorn and barley bread. Which, as any baker will tell you, is really impossible. Baking with ancient grains produces pucks. I’ve worked for years to be able to bake with Einkorn. That’s how hard it is. And this made it easy.

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the bread he baked from Einkorn and other old sorts of grain from his description seems like an interesting flavour that I would like to taste. He documented his immediate findings on Twitter on the experimental baking:
 

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