Archive for October, 2008

  • The Library of Constantinople, in the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, was the last of the great libraries of the ancient world. Long after the destruction of the library […]

    Library of Constantinople

    The Library of Constantinople, in the capital city of the Byzantine Empire, was the last of the great libraries of the ancient world. Long after the destruction of the library […]

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  • 119 Spring Heeled Jack (also Springheel Jack, Spring-heel Jack, etc), is a character from English folklore said to have existed during the Victorian era and able to jump extraordinarily high. […]

    Spring Heeled Jack

    119 Spring Heeled Jack (also Springheel Jack, Spring-heel Jack, etc), is a character from English folklore said to have existed during the Victorian era and able to jump extraordinarily high. […]

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  • Went to Greenwich park on Saturday. What a fine day out that was, the whole of Greenwich park and the observatory, Maritime museum etc was a great inspiration to the […]

    The Greenwich Observatory

    Went to Greenwich park on Saturday. What a fine day out that was, the whole of Greenwich park and the observatory, Maritime museum etc was a great inspiration to the […]

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  • 117 John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, occultist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He also devoted much of […]

    John Dee

    117 John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, occultist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He also devoted much of […]

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  • The Knight’s Tour is a mathematical problem involving a knight on a chessboard. The knight is placed on the empty board and, moving according to the rules of chess, must […]

    The Knight’s Tour

    The Knight’s Tour is a mathematical problem involving a knight on a chessboard. The knight is placed on the empty board and, moving according to the rules of chess, must […]

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  • 111 Elena Petrovna Gan (Russian: Елена Петровна Ган, also Hélène, 12 August [O.S. 31 July] 1831, Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine, Russian Empire — May 8, 1891, London), better known as Helena Blavatsky […]

    Madame Blavatsky

    111 Elena Petrovna Gan (Russian: Елена Петровна Ган, also Hélène, 12 August [O.S. 31 July] 1831, Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine, Russian Empire — May 8, 1891, London), better known as Helena Blavatsky […]

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  • The fomorians, whose name means ‘dark of the sea,’ were a race of Gaelic demons said to be the offspring of Noah’s son, Ham. They are said to have the […]

    Fomorians

    The fomorians, whose name means ‘dark of the sea,’ were a race of Gaelic demons said to be the offspring of Noah’s son, Ham. They are said to have the […]

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  • The most detailed descriptions of Cthulhu in “The Call of Cthulhu” are based on statues of the creature. One, constructed by an artist after a series of baleful dreams, is […]

    H.P. Lovecraft: Cthulhu

    The most detailed descriptions of Cthulhu in “The Call of Cthulhu” are based on statues of the creature. One, constructed by an artist after a series of baleful dreams, is […]

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  • There is a great deal of controversy in certain circles regarding the Cuicuilco Pyramid. Cuicuilco was an ancient city in the central Mexican highlands, on the southern shore of the […]

    The Cuicuilco Pyramid

    There is a great deal of controversy in certain circles regarding the Cuicuilco Pyramid. Cuicuilco was an ancient city in the central Mexican highlands, on the southern shore of the […]

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  • For years i have discounted the idea of the Flood, probably because it was linked so heavily to the Bible and all those other apocryphal stories. Then I happened upon […]

    The Great Flood Myth…

    For years i have discounted the idea of the Flood, probably because it was linked so heavily to the Bible and all those other apocryphal stories. Then I happened upon […]

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