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The purpose of a ball bearing is to reduce rotational friction and support radial and axial loads. Slavery etc. Unearthed Ancient British chieftain and probable shaman reveal secrets about old burial rituals. The once monumental final resting place of a probable prehistoric chieftain and, potentially, his shaman has been discovered in southwest England.

Unearthed Ancient British chieftain and probable shaman reveal secrets about old burial rituals

It’s one of the most fascinating archaeological discoveries in southern Britain in recent years. Significantly, the duo formed part of a remarkable social and political process which changed human history – and still shapes our world today. 881bbad6bcf4824cefde0c235316654235cb.pdf?_ga=2.216244246.1283164858.1570878918-2124728752. Welsh Plains. Why are so many afraid to confront Britain’s historical links with the slave trade? Seldom have so many people taken to print and the airwaves to make the case for academic incuriosity.

Why are so many afraid to confront Britain’s historical links with the slave trade?

Rarely has the search for new knowledge, undertaken by a university of world renown, been so vocally condemned. That is what happened when Cambridge University announced a new academic research project to determine the extent to which the university (although not its wealthy colleges) “contributed to, benefited from or challenged” slavery and the slave trade.

Cambridge and its colleges are rich. Staggeringly rich. And – spoiler alert – some of the gifts and bequests buried deep within that mountain of wealth will have come from benefactors who were slave traders and slave owners. Yahoo fait désormais partie d’Oath. Paris (AFP) - The fossilised remains of an early human cousin found in the mountains of Tibet proves mankind adapted to live at high altitude far earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday.

Yahoo fait désormais partie d’Oath

A jawbone dating from at least 160,000 years ago of a Denisovan -- a now-extinct branch of humanity -- is the first of its kind discovered outside of southern Siberia, and experts believe it holds the key to understanding how some modern-day humans have evolved to tolerate low-oxygen conditions. Contemporaries of the Neanderthals -- and like them, possibly wiped out by anatomically modern man, Homo sapiens -- the Denisovans first came to light a decade ago. Their existence was determined through a piece of finger bone and two molars unearthed at the Denisova Cave in southern Siberia's Altai Mountains and dated to some 80,000 years ago. "To have beings, even if a little archaic, living at 3,300 metres (11,000 feet) on the Tibetan plateau 160,000 years ago.... Why Spain Does not Remember. In March 1939 General Francisco Franco’s fascist troops entered Madrid, after having subjected the Spanish capital to a brutal two-and-half-year-long siege.

Why Spain Does not Remember

When the Spanish civil war ended on April 1st, at least half a million people lay dead – including approximately 150,000 as a direct result of Francoist terror. In the aftermath, 20,000 Republican prisoners were executed and thousands more died in Francoist concentration camps or in refugee camps in Southern France. Though a defining moment in Spanish history, commemorations of the 80th anniversary of the Civil War’s end will be muted within the country itself. The wounds of Franco’s dictatorship and the brutal post-war years remain raw in contemporary Spain. The eightieth anniversary is an important date, but it’s almost better understood outside of Spain than it is inside the country itself. Was there more to 1910 than Tonypandy? The story of the honest Welsh miner betrayed by a hostile government has long fascinated, but were the riots really just a small part of a much bigger picture? - Free Online Library.

Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret. This article is the subject of a column by the readers’ editor.

Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret

“I can still see it very clearly, I have not forgotten,” says Títos Patríkios. The river fisherman looking for someone to learn his dying craft. At one time Carmarthen was Wales' biggest port with some 2,000 townsfolk making their living from the river.

The river fisherman looking for someone to learn his dying craft

This included the tradition of coracle fishing which dates back to Roman times and which became a large part of Wales' heritage. It's a very different picture today where coracle fishing is now a dying trade. It now only exists in part of Wales and even uses its own unique form of Welsh. For coracle fishermen share words which are used by nobody else and some of which are only used on specific rivers. If you meet a coracle fisherman they might refer to places on the river by names known only to the community. Coracle fishing is no ordinary job. It is in fact one of the rarest job opportunities you will ever find. The Atlantic Slave Trade Visualized in Two Minutes: 10 Million Lives, 20,000 ...

Not since the sixties and seventies, with the black power movement, flowering of Afrocentric scholarship, and debut of Alex Haley’s Roots, novel and mini-series, has there been so much popular interest in the history of slavery.

The Atlantic Slave Trade Visualized in Two Minutes: 10 Million Lives, 20,000 ...

We have seen Roots remade; award-winning books like Edward Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told climb bestseller lists; and The Freedman’s Bureau Project’s digitization of 1.5 million slavery-era documents gives citizen-scholars the tools to research the history on their own. In addition to these developments, Slate magazine has designed a multipart, multimedia course, “The History of American Slavery,” as part of its online educational initiative, “Slate Academy.” Visualizing 315 years—“from the trade’s beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion in the 19th"—the animation displays slave ships as increasing numbers of black dots zipping across the Atlantic to the Americas from the African coasts. Welsh farmstead is rare medieval hall house, experts confirm. A Welsh farmhouse that was once in such poor condition that rainwater ran through its rooms is in fact an exceptionally rare 600-year-old medieval hall house, it has been confirmed, after conservation experts used a groundbreaking new dating technique originally developed by climate change scientists.

Welsh farmstead is rare medieval hall house, experts confirm

Llwyn Celyn, which lies in the Black Mountains on the border of England and Wales, was completed in 1420, an analysis of its timbers found, making it one of only a tiny number of domestic buildings to survive from one of the most destructive periods in Welsh history, immediately following the failed revolt of the Welsh prince Owain Glyndŵr. Conservation experts from the Landmark Trust, who first encountered the building in a perilous state of disrepair but still inhabited by two farmers in 2007, initially believed it dated from much later in the 15th century.

Three of the world's earliest ever beer cans from Wales have sold for £1,300. Three historic beer cans produced in Llanelli have sold for a whopping £1,300.

Three of the world's earliest ever beer cans from Wales have sold for £1,300

Llanelli has a rich history of brewing, and the Felinfoel Brewery cans were amongst some of the earliest produced. Amphora graveyard reveals Rome’s trading networks - The Archaeology News Network. The world’s largest ancient Roman rubbish dump is revealing intriguing details about the extent and sophistication of trade in the Mediterranean 2,000 years ago. Monte Testaccio is an artificial hill in the centre of Rome that is made up of an estimated 25 million shards of broken amphorae, many from as far afield as Spain and North Africa. The amphorae, containing wine and olive oil, were broken up and dumped on the spoil heap after being unloaded from a nearby port on the River Tiber.

They could not be reused because wine and oil residue seeped into the clay, turning rancid after a while and preventing the containers from being recycled for fresh shipments. Each amphora was painted or stamped with an inscription detailing which product it contained, how much it weighed, where it was produced, when it was shipped to Rome and how much import duty was paid. 200 years ago the people of Carmarthen rioted to protect their cheese. In 1984, Carmarthen was in the eyes of the world as scantily clad women bathed in milk to protest the introduction of quotas for the white stuff.

The quotas were introduced across Europe under the Common Agricultural policy and were aimed at bringing rising milk production under control. Farmers were capped on how much milk they could sell every year before they had to pay a levy. Carmarthen Roman dig is filled in after key findings – The Archaeology and Me... How-children-s-literature-with-a-social-conscience-galvanized-a-generation-an... Children’s books often fly beneath the cultural radar, belying their ability to work powerfully on the social imagination. In the McCarthy-era US, for instance, they provided both a safe haven and a platform for writers and illustrators whose work was out of favour with the establishment.

Subsequent studies suggest that the progressive views many American children absorbed through their books shaped the generation that protested against the war in Vietnam, supported the Civil Rights movement and campaigned for equal rights for women. The story of the last recorded pistol duel in Wales. A duel used to be the way two gentlemen would settle a dispute which all too frequently led to fatal consequences. The chivalrous ritual, usually based on a code of honour, became illegal throughout Britain in 1844 but the last recorded duel in Wales took place on September 10, 1814.

Taking place in Cardiganshire in scenes which have become the source of legend, a quarrel rose between West Indian Thomas Heslop, who was then living in Carmarthen , and solicitor John Beynon from Llandyfriog, in modern day Ceredigion . Mystery to be Revealed at Laugharne Graveyard. Schoolteacher who led pupils to safety during Aberfan disaster has died. "Get under your desks, keep calm," were a schoolteacher's instructions, before she spotted a gap in the classroom and told her pupils: "I want you to leave the classroom, I want you to walk straight out to the yard, don’t look back.

" Those were the words of primary school teacher Hettie Williams, who was a teacher at Pantglas Junior School at the time of the Aberfan disaster, as she remained calm in a bid to help her pupils escape their classroom in October 1966. For her pupils, such calm, measured instructions will remain ingrained in their memories for the rest of their lives after the disaster which claimed the lives of 144 people, 116 children of them children. A waste tip from a nearby colliery slid down the mountainside in the mining village of Aberfan, and engulfed Pantglas Junior School and surrounding homes. That morning, on October 21, 1966, Hettie Williams - then known by her maiden name, Miss Taylor - had been teaching her class of pupils aged seven and eight.

Schoolteacher who led pupils to safety during Aberfan disaster has died. After taking control of our heritage, the Welsh government is offering little... "Pertrecho de un infante romano (siglos... - Bizancio Maravillosa. Poem of the week: from The Gododdin by Aneirin. John Donne, of York Castle, later of Horsenden (c.1430 - 1506) County, Duchy, Nation or Country? The Case For Cornwall! By Craig Weatherhill Introduction. ON THIS DAY TWO YEARS AGO..... You know... - All Things Welsh.

Trygve_lie. Trygve_lie. Sir Thomas Picton? Let him hang. Sir Thomas Picton's portrait hangs in a court room in Wales, sword in hand, as if menacing defendants or reminding them how lucky they are to live in times when the law is less savage than in his day. He was portrayed by Martin Archer Shee in red coat at a bloody battle. Behind him swirl smoke and soldiers. The Pros and Cons of Ancient War Elephants. TED-Ed - What life was like for a soldier in the Roman...

Ancient DNA tells tales of humans' migrant history. Scientists once could reconstruct humanity's distant past only from the mute testimony of ancient settlements, bones, and artifacts. No longer. Gwyn Alf Williams. OBITUARY: Gwyn A. Williams. Comerus Gallus - How to drape the toga - 2 ways.

A Search for a Lost Hammer Led to the Largest Cache of Roman Treasure Ever Fo... When Eric Lawes set off for a field in Hoxne village, Suffolk on November 16, 1992, it wasn’t on a treasure hunt. MC_2_11. English Rifles: The Victorian NRA. Fast Food Nation. Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi: Home. Home. FORVM ANCIENT COINS - Roman coins, ancient Greek coins, Byzantine coins, biblical coins...

Emigrants_from_carmarthenshire.pdf. CISP - Celtic Inscribed Stones Project. Ogham in 3D. Ogham stones are among Ireland's most remarkable national treasures. D.j.williams - Cartref. Caring_for_Medieval_Church_Archaeology_EN_CY. BBC Religion & Ethics - Did the Romans invent Christmas? 17 December 2012Last updated at 09:31. Myths and Legends from E2BN.