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This Day In History, July 15, 1799, Rosetta Stone Found In Egyptian Village   video
Offbeat  (tags: video, discovery of Rosetta Stone, Napoleon, Lenoard Nemoy, Magic, History, Military History, this day in history, bizarre, culture, humans, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, photos )

Fiona
- 6 days ago - youtube.com
This is a very long video... but it covers the discovery of the Rosetta Stone during Napolean's Expedition to Egypt. The beginning of the video, covering Napolean's purpose is very interesting. Can you guess who the moderator is from his voice?
Worlds Oldest Known Spider Dies In Australia At The Age Of 43
Offbeat  (tags: ancient, discovery, history, interesting, news, research, science, scientists, spiders, study, unusual, wildlife, world )

Caree
- 83 days ago - cnet.com
The female trapdoor spider known as Number 16 passed away in Australia, leaving scientists who'd been studying her feeling "miserable" about her death. "To our knowledge this is the oldest spider ever recorded, and her significant life has allowed us -
10 of the Biggest Cat Lovers of All Time, Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: cat lovers, history, famous people )

Jeri
- 125 days ago - cheatsheet.com
Certain cats are famous in their own right, but some of the people weâEUR(TM)ve read about in the history books were huge at lovers.
ReykjavíK Catwalk: A Brief History Of Cats In Iceland
Offbeat  (tags: cats, Iceland, history )

Jeri
- 164 days ago - grapevine.is
A committee on the protection of animals in Iceland estimates that there are currently more than 20,000 cats in Iceland, and more than 20,000 dogs too, and yet it seems like there are more felines faffing about on the streets.
The History of Cats - Cats in the Ancient World
Offbeat  (tags: cats, history )

Jeri
- 171 days ago - catster.com
YouâEUR(TM)d be surprised at the key roles cats played throughout ancient history and mythology. LetâEUR(TM)s look at the history of cats in the ancient world.
Arizona Desert: Exploring The Devil's Highway
Offbeat  (tags: Arizona, Desert, Southwest, USA, wildlife, geography, history, terrain, culture, humans, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, photos, pictures, unusual, usa, world )

Fiona
- 238 days ago - desertusa.com
El Camino del Diablo âEUR" the Highway of the Devil was once for Spanish conquistadors a 250-mile link between the northwestern frontier of their Mexican Empire and their colonies of California.
Apache Spring, Fort Bowie, Arizona...........Ecosystem, Terrain And History Of A Place In The American West
Offbeat  (tags: Apache Spring, Fort Bowie, Arizona, USA, History, Flora, Wildlife, Ecosystem, americans, animals, environment, government, humans, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, protection, unusual, world )

Fiona
- 351 days ago - desertusa.com
Image = Tombstone of Little Robe, son of Geronimo In depth examination of a place in the American Western desert: the vegetation, animals, present condition and past events. Please note, comment and forward.
URGENT - PETITION - Say NO to the Closure of Lyon's Museum of Textiles & Decorative Arts
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, Lyon, France, museum, textiles, decorative arts, Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratif, heritage, history )

Evelyn
- 371 days ago - change.org
This museum has approx 2.5 million textile objects covering 4.5 thousand years of history. Its closure would be a massive loss to world as well as French heritage. (Lyon was a major capital of silk weaving.)
Is This The WorldâEUR(TM)s Oldest Joke?
Offbeat  (tags: history, funny, odd )

Marty
- 436 days ago - ancientpages.com
Humor has been a part of our history as long as humanity has existed. Our ancestors most likely appreciated to laugh just as much as we do today....
These Place Names Reveal Britain's Gloriously Eccentric History
Offbeat  (tags: Great Britain, place names, sign posts, history, funny, Anglo Saxon )

Scooby
- 487 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
One of the greatest things about Britain is our collection of bizarre and amusing place names. TheyâEUR(TM)re so good you can read a map for entertainment rather than navigation.
Cash to Splash: The Perfect Country Homes to Get Hitched in Style If Money Is No Object
Offbeat  (tags: Tudor, mansions, history, United Kingdom, grade listed, pictures )

Scooby
- 497 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Have you ever been a guest at a wedding in a glorious venue and wondered what it might be like to live there full time?
On First Time Out With His Metal Detector, Amateur Treasure Hunter Finds £1m Hoard of Ancient Golden Jewellery
Offbeat  (tags: History, gold bangle, Iron Age, metal detecting, Scotland, U.K. )

Scooby
- 497 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
But on his very first outing with the device, he uncovered a £1million hoard of Iron Age jewellery that is ScotlandâEUR(TM)s most important find in a century.
We Struck Gold! Two Amateur Treasure Hunter Friends Discover BritainâEUR(TM)s 'Oldest' Iron Age Bling in a Cow Field in Staffordshire
Offbeat  (tags: Iron Age, history, staffordshire, England, metal detecting, gold )

Scooby
- 497 days ago - google.co.uk
We struck gold! Two amateur treasure hunter friends discover BritainâEUR(TM)s 'oldest' Iron Age bling in a cow field in Staffordshire
Giant 3,000-Year-Old Statue of Pharaoh Ramses II Found Buried in a Cairo Slum Is Hailed as One of the Most Important Discoveries
Offbeat  (tags: Ramses II, pharaoh, egypt, statue, relic, history )

Scooby
- 497 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive 26ft (8 metre) statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum. Researchers say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago
Want to Be King of the Castle? Mansion Where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Spent Their Honeymoon Goes on Sale
Offbeat  (tags: henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Thornbury castle, Tudor, England, history, King, for sale )

Scooby
- 498 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
e was a man who no doubt insisted on a king-sized bed - and now, the historic mansion where Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn spent their honeymoon has been put on the market for £8.5million.
 

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