natgeotravel:

Sticking with tradition in Scotland.
Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

natgeotravel:

Sticking with tradition in Scotland.

Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

mammothsteppe:

The Cro-Magnon portable cosmos, albeit incomplete, of Paleolithic figurines from across Europe (especially Germany). This bestiary includes bear, horse, lion, reindeer, bison, waterbird, mammoth, and hedgehog. More on the pantheon later.

ritasv:

‘Survivor of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion’  Unknown artist  (Anybody know?)

ritasv:

Survivor of the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion’  Unknown artist  (Anybody know?)

sweetlovelyuniqueforsebalter:

Paradiso:

Edinburgh,Scotland,UK

sweetlovelyuniqueforsebalter:

Paradiso:

Edinburgh,Scotland,UK


Dynna Stone in Ringerike Style
"Gunnvor made a bridge, Thyrdrik’s daughter, in memory of Astrid, her daughter. She was the handiest maiden in Hadeland."
Historisk Museum, Oslo, Norway
Photo by mararie

Dynna Stone in Ringerike Style

"Gunnvor made a bridge, Thyrdrik’s daughter, in memory of Astrid, her daughter. She was the handiest maiden in Hadeland."

Historisk Museum, Oslo, Norway

Photo by mararie

archaeologicalnews:

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The setting: Europe, about 7,500 years ago. Agriculture was sweeping in from the Near East, bringing early farmers into contact with hunter-gatherers who had already been living in Europe for tens of thousands of years.

Genetic and archaeological research in the last 10 years has revealed…


How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation William O’Connor, thedailybeast.com
History teaches us that the Vikings were brutal, thieving invaders, but much of that history was written by Viking victims: European monks. New evidence says otherwise.
They say history is written by the victors, but what if the victims are the…

How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation
William O’Connor, thedailybeast.com

History teaches us that the Vikings were brutal, thieving invaders, but much of that history was written by Viking victims: European monks. New evidence says otherwise.

They say history is written by the victors, but what if the victims are the…

mammothsteppe:

Indexing the mysterious markings in painted caves worldwide. Especially this Cro-Magnon “code.” More later.

mammothsteppe:

Indexing the mysterious markings in painted caves worldwide. Especially this Cro-Magnon “code.” More later.

archaeologicalnews:

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Richard III’s last moments were likely quick but terrifying, according to a new study of the death wounds of the last king of England to die in battle.

The last king of the Plantagenet dynasty faced his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug. 22, 1485, only two years after ascending the…