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Saturday, June 21, 2014
5 Historical Misconceptions
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Loved it! :-)ReplyDelete
Somehow, I feel empty, betrayed by my lifelong learning. While I try to mourn and regain my sense of equilibrium, just don't prove there is no Santa Claus. I could not take another disappointment today.ReplyDelete
When I studied Latin, I don't think vomit was ever mentioned.
So much of our junior and senior history is wrong, but a lot of that has to do with the "to the victors goes the writing of history".ReplyDelete
And, along the lines of the vomitoriums, I can assure you that there are plenty of mistranslations and misinterpretations in such illustrious works as the Bible, that it is laughable.
We are, in general, a stupid people.
Thanks! I a link to this on yahoo earlier today but had not had a chance to see it.ReplyDelete
The info about Napolean's height and units of measure conversion was new to me.
Horned Vikings rule !!!!ReplyDelete
Napoleon is described by his contemporaries as being a short man. So, I am still convinced that he was of short stature.ReplyDelete
As for the Bible, there are even verses included that every religious flavor agrees were added later and were never part of any canon.
Hahaha. That's funny. Then again, that they havent found anything doesnt mean they dont exist... Never heard about Godiva though, very cool.ReplyDelete