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Indian History Thread by Edwin Bricklehork - Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:50:48 EST ID:OE1PGRtd No.55613 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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INDIA
I don't hear nearly enough about Indian History, 'specially since they invented shit like our number system and how the ancestors of many Indians are so intimately linked with the ancestors of most Europeans
Like, you know, Sanskrit, Parsi, and Greek share a relatively recent ancestor, 'specially compared to languages like Basque and Spanish or Finnish and Swedish.

So, what d'you think is NEAT about India? Some shit from the Harrappan Civilization? Some fucking thing the Buddha did, or Jainism, or maybe some Hindu mythologies? Babur? The British East India Company? War with Pakistan?
Tell me what you know about the worlds most populous democracy!
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Angus Trotfoot - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:55:29 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57012
Do you have a name or something to go with that image mate?
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Isabella Bammerfetch - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 06:14:27 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57026 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57023
Thanks man, that has been wondering me for years.
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Cedric Cellersud - Thu, 04 May 2017 10:16:38 EST ID:8iQhyERG No.57178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55613
"Everyone bathe in the same river for 200 years. When they ask, you are spiritually advanced."
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George Nondleshit - Sun, 07 May 2017 12:06:29 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57178
>Everyone bathe in the same river for 200 years.
Is this supposed to be a joke based off of a fundamental misunderstanding of how rivers work?
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Martin Bardfuck - Thu, 11 May 2017 23:20:10 EST ID:uOfeITwV No.57184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57181

You can never bathe in the same river twice.


The big M by Hedda Hammerwadging - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:45:23 EST ID:PqJIYKVF No.56862 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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/his/, what's the deal with Mussolini? Was he cool? Does he just get trashed because he was a fascist, or was he actually a dic?

pic related.
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Cornelius Snodwill - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:05:34 EST ID:o53eXY05 No.56939 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56938

>Italy
>republic

They were a monarchy until 1943 when the king fired Mussolini.
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Jenny Crozzlekedge - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:14:10 EST ID:6GUxSp3q No.56943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56934
Okay, so what about all the other places you named? You said parts of china in your last post.
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Caroline Grandridge - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:21:17 EST ID:8hSk1rC9 No.56944 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56943
Those are all places Italy invaded and annexed before and during WWII, many of which were neutral or axis powers.
It's silly to paint a fascist power that claimed it was their people's right to conquer other people as some benign victim who just wanted autonomy for their people.
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Cedric Cellersud - Thu, 04 May 2017 10:20:33 EST ID:8iQhyERG No.57179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56862
Look to your left. Now look to your right. Neither of these people will correctly lecture you on Mussolini. College students majoring in political studies have a 1 in 5 chance of being enamored with fascist thought.
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Martin Derrysere - Sat, 06 May 2017 00:57:36 EST ID:gLL4HKNH No.57180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56862
I'd say the italian fascist movement in general is more interesting than mussolini the man. In a nutshell he was a socialist (like most anti-establishment intellectuals at the time) who was kicked out of the socialist party due to his refusal to accept neutrality in WW1. Fascist intellectuals saw the bolshevik experience as a failure due to the wide spread famine which occurred after the revolution. He was apart of this circle, although not keenly influential in fascist thought per-se, which through the vanguard of a few heavyweights saw itself make a natural transition from socialism -> national syndicalism -> fascism. This was the a result of asking a pretty important question, how can we get italy off its knees sucking the dick of european powers and on its two feet as a super power?

Italy unified late during the fervor of nationalism unleashed by napoleon and the economic development of italy was also behind its neighbors. Italy needed an industrial revolution but found itself devoid of the natural resources necessary to spark it as england/germany/france were doing.

The result was, in my opinion, a patchwork 'third way' out of economic obscurity and into supposed greatness; part of that was the use of nationalism via their Roman heritage to justify their (once again...) late arrival to the colony scene. Mussolini was expedient in the sense that he wasn't really an ideologue, although i'd say he was an intellectual. Early in fascist development (1921) Mussolini said,

"The state must maintain all imaginable possible controls, but it must renounce every form of economic management"

But fascist third-way corporatism eventually (in my opinion) found itself give way to good ol' fashion socialism under the bolshevik model.


Suomio by Jenny Ceggletin - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:34:00 EST ID:SbLL3rxd No.56367 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Why didn't the Finnic culture/language spread in Europe? They were there longer than Indo-Europeans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3UH-lSm-40
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Molly Noffingwit - Sat, 08 Oct 2016 05:39:08 EST ID:BYWVJoFN No.56928 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56912
lets be real, thats how every group became dominant in its own time and sphere
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Fanny Pushdit - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:09:56 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56367
Probably because Finland was never a particularly big population center throughout most of history nor was it ever a major central trading center.

Also, yes, the fact that the language is absolute bonkers likely didn't help.
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Reuben Smallridge - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:25:51 EST ID:GwUD1vEi No.57042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because Indo-Europeans domesticated horses and invented war chariots.

Also it did spread, much of the northern part of European Russia is made of Republics with significant Finno-Ugric populations.
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Nigel Doffingtat - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:31:36 EST ID:ueQZvpy5 No.57050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
finno-ugrics spread out toward the urals and siberia

I-Es spread out to western europe and even then it was not complete cultural assimilation until the roman era as there are many pre IE european holdouts in antiquity (etruscans, nuragics, eteocretans/cypriots, paleoiberians plus the forefathers to the basques)
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Ebenezer Dishson - Wed, 03 May 2017 16:13:34 EST ID:8gNEOVqK No.57175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57007i know this whole crazy finnish meme is great but this doesnt look any more complex than latin really. it starts with a root word and branches off into a few different word meanings depending on how you use the root, then each word has different tenses and forms depending on context, like how you have to conjugate verbs and decline nouns in latin. It's confusing as fuck for an english speaker, but so is Latin to be fair, it's just a little easier because we happen to still use a lot of latin roots.


emailing academics? by William Bapperfoot - Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:16:48 EST ID:XFbI7gxA No.56613 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Would it be inappropriate to email a question to an associate professor at a major university about sources for a course of his that's cited on wikipedia?
I'm trying to find information about Uruk's population in the third millennium BCE, but most of the figures online don't cite any real scholarly data and a reference to part of a course this professor taught is the most I can find on wikipedia.
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Reuben Pittspear - Wed, 05 Oct 2016 02:56:46 EST ID:NG1TsJYT No.56920 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56616
>Academics in particular tend to think they have some obligation with regard to their public works

Not only that, but they also just really love to talk about their focus to anyone that will listen.
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Shit Burryforth - Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:14:01 EST ID:gYCJk4B2 No.56994 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If they reply it helps justify their existence.

By all means, do.

I've known a lot of academics and they really are just intelligent and very bored people. This is exactly the kind of stuff they love to engage with.

If they don't want to they will ignore or sidetrack your request. You can literally say, "If you're too busy I understand but I would really appreciate (this level of detail) of explanation." Be precise and most would rather email you than watch some shitty television show that's beneath them, or play with their fucking kids.

"No, honey, I've got an important email to write."

They're pretty normal people.
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Hamilton Bollerdock - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 14:02:17 EST ID:cVNnBfM0 No.57035 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56613
Email their graduate students. They do all the work anyways.
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Hamilton Clayville - Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:28:02 EST ID:ERYmyDk/ No.57162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56613
If you are close to the campus you can probably stop by his office during office hours.
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Ebenezer Dishson - Wed, 03 May 2017 16:09:45 EST ID:8gNEOVqK No.57174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57162
thats weird to do if you're not even a student at that university though
emailing the guy isn't weird op, but i see why you'd ask. if his email is on the school website and he has published work, (what history professor hasn't published at least some journal articles, though?) you are totally fine to email him about his work.


Learning all the things: Greece by Edwin Crirrylitch - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:58:33 EST ID:z22WJzz+ No.57137 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If I wanted to learn all there is to know about Ancient Greece and its history (especially concerning their political system, mythology, major philosophies/philosophers, and how these things related to and affected lives, from the top echelons of society down to the average person), where would you recommend that I start?

ITT give me documentaries, books, podcasts, articles or just tell me any facts that you personally find interesting about the aforementioned subjects. I want to know things
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Hedda Duckridge - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:58:10 EST ID:eiV3jIIn No.57154 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57153
Neither amazing nor Greek.
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William Pubbleforth - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:05:02 EST ID:eiV3jIIn No.57156 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57154
Also not amazing is Ave Imperator's Youtube channel. But he does cover Greek and he has posted here, so there's that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alHblKc_F8Q
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Oliver Blopperfuck - Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:56:32 EST ID:vsXjJRdF No.57167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Khan academy
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Ebenezer Nanningwill - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:19:29 EST ID:Ffm1VC5s No.57168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57154

fuck you too buddy
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Sidney Sigglestone - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:10:40 EST ID:+A561kbm No.57169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57168
Sir, if you watched Ave Imperator instead of Historia Civilis, you might be a little more stoic and a little less prone to hyperbole and emotional instability. Valete.


Logical Catholic Order by Kyle Lewis Sison - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:40:39 EST ID:Ygs9AYXj No.57124 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is or was there a Catholic order of which the testaments of the bible are interpreted as histories of interactions between humans who had technology to live eternal life and those who were other than possessing technology to live eternal life?
I am a Catholic, and though I'm spiritually starving for some community realism...so I want to know.
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Kyle Lewis Sison - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:19:44 EST ID:Ygs9AYXj No.57126 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57125
Can you prove the believers of religions and mythologies throughout history were generally logical and not atrociously fearing death? My hypothesis is respectful of intelligence of humans. We are brave and smart. We don't believe fairy tales...we just weren't always included in on the eternal life technologies.
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Shit Becklewill - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:22:41 EST ID:wVlCXJBU No.57127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
keep forcing your meme on every board faggot. it's not quite avatar fagging so you can get away with it!
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Kyle Lewis Sison - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:38:09 EST ID:Ygs9AYXj No.57128 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57127
I'm just early (hopefully) and trying to save. If I succeed then you succeed...so wish me luck?
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Cædmon Clipian - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:34:06 EST ID:56/DbdeS No.57160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57124
The neo-orthodoxy movement of the 20th Century laid the groundwork for realist Christian ordinance, but was largely a Lutheran trend. If I were you, I'd disavow Catholicism if realism is what you seek.
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Cædmon Clipian - Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:34:06 EST ID:56/DbdeS No.57161 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57124
The neo-orthodoxy movement of the 20th Century laid the groundwork for realist Christian ordinance, but was largely a Lutheran trend. If I were you, I'd disavow Catholicism if realism is what you seek.


The history channel isnt history hear my drunken rant! by Nathaniel Hubberwet - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:07:48 EST ID:ozqZ+LdR No.57141 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Pawnstars:

Scripted TV show with made up historical objects 80% of the show is about the characters and not history

Ancient aliens:

Some batshit insane guy trying to convince everyone that aliens exist and created our plant is not history, there isnt any historical evidence or facts confirming this.

Swamp People: Bunch of redneck inbreds hunting alligators and living in louisiana

Ax men: Lumberjackasses logging trees

Big Rig Bounty Hunters: Some fat fuck that repossess trucks

American Pickers: some con artists who pick garbage then claim its old and historical and raises the prices above being fair at all.
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Phoebe Hevingfuck - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:41:19 EST ID:pACIDeoi No.57155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Who the fuck watches regular TV when you have internet? I satisfy my history cravings in so many ways possible with the internet.

Podcasts, Youtube channels, Netflix, BBC documentaries... Bird up.
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Cornelius Shittingwill - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:18:35 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57148
The CEO of History Channel talked about this in some interview a while back.

Basically he said: "Look m8 I love history too and I want to see history docs too, but as long as you fucking retards keep watching garbage reality TV shit on our channel, that's what you're gonna get."
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Archie Supperlan - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:44:35 EST ID:GJTiKYyy No.57158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I completely agree, the history channel is just reality tv now to be competitive
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Emma Billingwill - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:21:04 EST ID:7+djbLxY No.57159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57155
this
/thread
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Sidney Sammergold - Tue, 02 May 2017 10:56:44 EST ID:jf6fe/6r No.57172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57141
>>57159
>>57157
It's not just this History Channel... It's every channel. Sci-fi has wrestling. TLC is half reality and home and garden shows. The Home & Garden channel is half cute-animal shows. BBC airs Star Trek TNG for half the day. It goes on and on. No US channel that airs with a particular genre or style manages to maintain it for more than a handful of years before it hijacks itself for more profitable, entirely unrelated programming.

Oh, and there's another writer's strike coming up, so get ready for even MORE reality shows!

You're kinda stuck with on-demand or the Internet. The commercial model of television is just plain broken for specialty channels, even though all hundred of those channels are all owned by maybe five corporations, and they could certainly use the "popular" channels to fund the specialty channels. One would *think* that fact would prevent this crap, but alas, it is not the case, as each is forced to compete for earnings individually.

PBS still has its ups and downs I suppose.


Tell me everything you want me to know by Polly Nicklefuck - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:38:35 EST ID:3zNoMkNy No.56988 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey, /his/, I live in Iceland so I feel distant from other countries. Most people here are informed, I think.. But I'm not sure whether it was my parents being separated/ dad in jail/ mother being completely ignorant of all problems in the world
But I never learned anything truly about the world. I'm 20 and in 2014 I asked my formed boyfriend the question "What is a fascist?" he was shocked having me not known what it was, as well as not knowing anything about North Korea
I felt angry myself that I didn't know these things and entered a class completely based on WWII, but it was intended for complete history nerds, so I went about deep details which usually people wouldn't even know about Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.
However I still don't feel in place here. During the American elections I got pretty scared that WWIII might happen, because I've gone into way deep shit about how incredibly awful WWII was, and I know nuclear weapons are probably wayyy worse now than during Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but I calmed down and don't think/hope not that Trump will be going near that.
I also have been reading about ISIS, the Al-Quaeda, even tried to read some of Islam but all of which I did just sounded exactly like the bible, although I know it isn't, they worship Allah, and things are fucked in their beliefs although I want to find out exactly what their religion bases itself off, and what ISIS stands on
I want to understand what's going on in Syria and how to feel about refugees, I know they are being off limited in every country, even here in Iceland, and just what we could do for them, why everything is happening in the world..
I know my country is very small and insignificant to the outer world, but I really want to know whats going on, because it is happening, its real and thus it is important, and I will keep coming here to try to get a fix over whats up, but I'd also like it if you guys could help me gather more info, comment about it, or even drop me links, whatever it is.
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Thomas Pellerchet - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:05:06 EST ID:ueQZvpy5 No.57132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57130
>>57131
>if you don't agree with muh socialism you're a stormlard!

Can't I hate both of you monkeys in peace? nb
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George Chupperbanks - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:23:20 EST ID:a4RgRtBV No.57133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57132

Never said anything about "agreeing with socialism" you dork
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George Clayson - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:22:53 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57134 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57132
No one is accusing you of being a Stormfronter. I accused you of being a fucking stormfront immigrant.

If you don't know the proper catplanet, that just proves that you're a fucking stormfront immigrant.
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Caroline Higglekid - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:33:10 EST ID:JgLSnCXL No.57135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56988
It's tough to say what's going on, as the internet has ceased to be a way to accurately acquire info (in my opinion). There is quite a bit of misinformation, as has always been. Check out the Katyn Massacre. The soviets murdered the heads of the Polish army and this information was suppressed in the west because we had to be behind Russia for economic and military reasons. They tried to pin it on the National Socialists at the Nuremburg trials and they all lol'd. So yeah, I'd go with Sherlock Holmes in that your mind has only so much space, don't tax it and your sanity attempting to make sense of heavily suppressed current events while a league of idiots bleat on your ear. History will tell us what we didn't do.
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Thomas Mimmerfire - Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:53:37 EST ID:JvKHliQV No.57136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57135
>the internet has ceased to be a way to accurately acquire info (in my opinion)

Nah, you just gotta know how to vet sources as credible or not.


Local Buried Treasure by Sidney Fomblelock - Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:19:28 EST ID:6Jk/Rj9V No.57108 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So lately I've been Indiana Jonesin, looking up lost treasures to be found.

For instance, near me in Illinois, USA, there's supposedly gold hidden in a place called the Sweetin Mansion.

Guy built a mansion around the time of the American Civil War. When the war broke out, he didn't trust banks to hold his earnings, and so hid his stash somewhere on his property. Later on he broke his neck horseback riding and his stash was never recovered.

Folklore says his stash is in a cave guarded by ghosts and rattlesnakes.

I'm thinkin about checking it out.

What treasure legends are around you?
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Jarvis Clozzlelock - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:48:20 EST ID:+Y0H01EZ No.57110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57108
It's not exactly local, but I've heard a lot of people talk about Confederate stashes of gold and money that get dug up fairly regularly in the path of Sherman's March to the Sea.
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Phineas Cligglehidge - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:02:55 EST ID:9EmCHdWO No.57111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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There was a very successful outlaw gang in Florida 100 years ago and a lot of their money was supposedly stashed away in the swamps and/or woodlands. I suspect a lot of people who would look have been deterred by the dangers and general unpleasantness. And maybe I just hate fun, but I'm pretty sure that most outlaws who came into a lot of money and kept doing outlaw shit for years on end probably just spent what they could hold on to and gave away what they couldn't for good will and favors.
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Lillian Peshway - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:02:33 EST ID:4s7lwCBr No.57116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Supposedly Jean Lafitte hid a great treasure in the swamps south of New Orleans that nobody ever found, but with the coastal erosion, I wonder how much is findable anyway
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Cedric Grimfield - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:11:47 EST ID:wVlCXJBU No.57122 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here in Arizona we have a large mountain range that separates the inhabited phoenix metropolitan area from uninhabited desert wilderness called the Superstition mountains. Legend has it a dutch miner found a huge vein of gold and hid his stash somewhere in the mountain range. I have heard different versions of the story but usually people say he told his sons where it was on their deathbed, but they could never find it, or that he died before telling them the directions, or whatever. I've hiked around there a few times but never found any treasure. People been lookin for years though for the lost dutchman's treasure.
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Hamilton Sodgewill - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:26:00 EST ID:FisBRQum No.57123 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57122
A lot of people die out there. Mostly from the terrain and elements, but a lot of murders too.


Christ's Cut by Faggy Sasslestack - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 13:01:52 EST ID:wFiqczKy No.56569 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Did Jesus have a Jewfro or an Afro?
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Matilda Crundledodge - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:35:21 EST ID:swlAdxHJ No.57056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Finally, a chance to show off my pic of Baby Black Jesus
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Fuck Pinderspear - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:11:01 EST ID:fWsCsdbU No.57117 Ignore Report Quick Reply
All that matters is that his education came from the east
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Oliver Sinningpone - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:25:21 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>57117
>All that matters is that his education came from the east
Word?
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Fanny Fuckingworth - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:05:05 EST ID:wVlCXJBU No.57120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57117

u do know Lamb was a satirical work of fiction right?
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Oliver Puggleburk - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:33:19 EST ID:mSizdWFT No.57129 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57120
Soooo fucking good though. Need to reread nb


Looting lol by Jarvis Clozzlelock - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:43:55 EST ID:+Y0H01EZ No.57109 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, I live in an area with a lot of historic sites for the United States--loads of maneuvering and raiding and fighting during the Civil War, some action in the Revolutionary War & 1812, plus the fact that Europeans have been in the area for 400 years. Unfortunately, a lot of important shit gets paved over all the time. Battlefields being turned into subdivisions and shopping malls. I got a nifty metal detector for Christmas so I think I'm gonna snoop around a wooded area at the junction of two local roads behind a gas station later this week. According to some local records during the Civil War a group of Confederates and Union troops skirmished at that road junction. There's another road nearby that something like 50 generals marched troops on during the War I'd like to search. Keeping in mind none of this land is parkland if you get caught relic hunting on protected battlefields they fine you, lock you in jail, & confiscate your metal detector & the vehicle you drove in on , have any of yall ever gone out and tried to gather relics?

I know it's trespassing but these are basically bum-infested thickets waiting to get turned into another strip mall and it feels wasteful having that history get lost, you know?
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Walter Geffingstock - Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:46:48 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>it feels wasteful having that history get lost, you know?
Digging up artifacts without going through the proper archaeological methodology destroys any historical value that the items had. Without very carefully recording things like exact coordinates, soil stratum, soil type, etc. you've stripped the artifact of its temporal and special context, which are needed to establish historical context. This is why dig sites are so specific with their grids and boxes. So while leaving it in the ground might let some historian dig it up later or maybe not, digging it up yourself will definitely waste the historical value of whatever you find, at least in an academic sense.

I mean, post-Revolutionary American artifacts aren't exactly shedding light on some dark and mysterious part of human history and I'm certainly not going to cry over the loss of what will likely be Yet Another Bullet in the American historical record, so do whatever. But just know that every time you find something, some archeologist out there is silently shedding one single tear.
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Oliver Wadgekut - Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:28:02 EST ID:C0s92n5H No.57113 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57109

I've been looking into metal detectors for this reason.

The thought of treasure speaks to a place in my spirit that rejoices at the thought of discovering something new, or rediscovering something long lost.

Historical accuracy aside, relics are about the only thing I would ever be proud to decorate a room with. Aside from monetary value, I could see myself placing quite a sentimental value on artifacts I recovered from the field.

And a modest find would make a hell of a bar story. I mean, are you really going to regret searching for some long lost treasure or better yet, recovering something that others can only imagine seeing for themselves?

It's the call to adventure. A dream of fortune. And in the end, what's a few lost trinkets going to matter to anyone?
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Polly Fullernick - Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:19:37 EST ID:ueQZvpy5 No.57114 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57112
This. Never forget your actions are not in a vacuum, and other people will follow your lead if you let them. One bullet is nothing. A thousand idiots with metal detectors trampling over historical sites is not nothing. Europe has huge problems with treasure hunters ruining old Roman ruins or neolithic dolmens trying to hunt for gold.
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Cyril Widgenut - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:11:39 EST ID:nLTvpZ14 No.57118 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57114
>searching for gold in neolithic dolmens

Just when you think people can't get more retarded... they do.
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Shitting Murdwater - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:19:30 EST ID:M+lZDv5i No.57121 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In cases where the area will be destroyed it sounds more okay to do, considering the above, with this clip about similar practice archaeologists called salvaging: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/damnation-desert-goddess-remembers-arizonas-glen-canyon


How reliable is historiography? by S\Gh0st\ - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:17:53 EST ID:ywx7469d No.57044 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sometimes I get a little paranoid about this. Do all historians have evidences about they're afirmatives?
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Martha Bluddlespear - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:20:33 EST ID:wVlCXJBU No.57069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>they're

how does your brain operate at such a dim level that you can even make this mistake? even since i was 5 years old i have never used "they're" on accident. switching their and there is slightly more understandable but still embarrassingly retarded. but how the fuck do you "accidentally" throw in a god damn apostrophe and not even catch it? unless english is your second language, i think you are a dummy
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Phoebe Fonkinhood - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:50:45 EST ID:TuA6Cd+C No.57070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57069
Is your shift button broken? No? Then how about starting a new sentence with a capital letter? How dare you lecture someone while using such sloppy punctuation yourself.
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Basil Bingerforth - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:42:38 EST ID:4Js4gPGR No.57071 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57070

You ended your question with a period.
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Rebecca Crockleford - Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:23:07 EST ID:FvOh3MvL No.57072 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57071
It was a rhetorical statement?
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William Grimman - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 02:50:00 EST ID:4Js4gPGR No.57106 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57105

I was just fucking with him

I don't even know what histiography is.


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