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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Antiquity?
Last post by Frenzie -
Some 5 000 years ago, when people moved they packed their suitcases and their monoliths.
The discovery of a dismantled stone circle--close to Stonehenge's bluestone quarries in west Wales--raises the possibility that a 900-year-old legend about Stonehenge being built from an earlier stone circle contains a grain of truth. Radiocarbon and OSL dating of Waun Mawn indicate construction c. 3000 BC, shortly before the initial construction of Stonehenge. The identical diameters of Waun Mawn and the enclosing ditch of Stonehenge, and their orientations on the midsummer solstice sunrise, suggest that at least part of the Waun Mawn circle was brought from west Wales to Salisbury Plain. This interpretation complements recent isotope work that supports a hypothesis of migration of both people and animals from Wales to Stonehenge.
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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Last post by Belfrager -
Yes, that's more or less correct.
I know because I'm an even less poor Moor speaking proper Portuguese with V sound. :)
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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Antiquity?
Last post by Belfrager -
Why did you start counting at around 3.000BC? the real scale in my opinion would be around 40.000 years ago, with Homo Sapiens.
Course in that case you would have 40000/30=1333 generations where nothing happens during 1200 generations. A bit boring story.
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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Last post by jax -
Just passing this on,

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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Antiquity?
Last post by jax -
Hey! That's the old kingdom. That predated antiquity with 2-2½ millennia, longer than the 1½ millennia antiquity predated us. But we might be here because those Egyptians liked a tipple. So  :cheers:

I have made a proposal to keep track of time, when a wrist watch won't do: Big history: Generational history
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Metal rules.  :headbang:
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The Lounge / Re: The Holiday Greetings Thread
Last post by jax -
The year of the metal rat, that began 25 January last year, is on its last three hours.

This to be followed by two weeks of spring festival.

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DnD Central / Re: Money dumped in vast amounts for space?
Last post by jax -
The Chinese is timed neatly for the Spring festival. The year of the metal rat is ending, and we're now entering a metal bullish year.

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DnD Central / Re: Money dumped in vast amounts for space?
Last post by Belfrager -
So... the United Emirates beated China and USA and their space probe arrived first to Mars.

Welldone. Yes, I know it is not a race... but it is.