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    Olympics opening ceremony

    If anyone saw the opening ceremonies, you might have noticed who was carrying the Russian flag for Russia. Maria Sharapova, all 6'4"(195cm) of her. She really stands out. She was taller than almost...
  2. Thread: Rus Sea Raids

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    Cniva

    I have one piece of info I would like to share on how the Goths were able to defeat the Romans at the battle of Abrittus in 251 AD. They had a brilliant leader by the name of Cniva. He was smart and...
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    painting

    A date palm is pretty tall, no question about that. That Iraqi ambassador is the one who made that statement. You have to look at it from his point of view. I would be willing to bet he was around...
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    Height

    I doubt if any archaeological finds of the Rus or the early Goths will ever be found, since they cremated their dead. They did have an adequate supply of red deer for protein and they made cheese out...
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    Attitude

    Here is some more spicy info about the Rus. These guys had attitude. The chief of the Rus had a harem of concubines. They were all Slavic slave girls. In one town he had 300, in the next town he kept...
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    Nonsense

    I have watched your posts over the past 6 mo. and virtually every single one has the facts twisted or completely wrong. Most of it is pure BS! I think that was you a few months ago that was trying to...
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    Rus Sea Raids

    Some new info on the Rus from Empires and Barbarians.

    The Rus, Scandinavian river traders, were much more warlike than previously thought. They traded in furs and slaves. Slave trading was a nasty...
  8. Gothic Migration South from the Baltic to the Black Sea

    Some new info on the Goths from a book I am reading, Empires and Barbarians, by Peter Heather.

    The Gothic migration south from the Baltic to the Black sea was much larger than previously thought....
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    It will not matter what language it is in because...

    It will not matter what language it is in because humans will not be around a thousand years from now. We will be extinct.
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    Important!  Empires & Barbarians

    Just bought Empires and Barbarians by Peter Heather. Paperback edition, 2012, Oxford Univ. Press. 734 pages. Took him 16 years to write with 4 leaves of absence from his job as history professor at...
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    It is almost certain that the Gauls never merged...

    It is almost certain that the Gauls never merged with the Vandals. According to the Roman historian Procipius, he described the Vandals as "resembling the Goths in all respects including language"....
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    Sometimes I wear a Thor's hammer , all the time...

    Sometimes I wear a Thor's hammer , all the time when I work out at the gym. Everyone is "macho" there. There is one guy there who is 6'9"(207cm). His last name is Gustavson. He knows nothing about...
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    Important!  I was watching the Euro 2012 , Sweden vs England....

    I was watching the Euro 2012 , Sweden vs England. At the start the British were singing their national anthem, God save the Queen. Then the Swedes were singing theirs, I think it was called "Ancient...
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    Valentina

    Have to disagree 100% with this. If Sharapova was from Belarus, they would have listed her from there instead of Russia. The pic I uploaded is of Valentina. She is from Belarus. She is 32 and never...
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    The Rus can be traced to the Uppland area of...

    The Rus can be traced to the Uppland area of Sweden. I believe this is where the Goths came from too. There is a considerable amount of debate about this. There is a Swede on the History forum that...
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    Important!  Origins

    The Germanic culture may have originated there, but the Nordic peoples originated around the northwest coast of the Black sea. The recent genetic discoveries of the genetic mutations to blue eyes and...
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    Maria Sharapova

    Did anyone see the women's finals of the French open tennis tournament last Saturday? It was Maria Sharapova(Russia) vs Elanni of Italy. Elanni is 5'4"(162cm). Sharapova is 6'3"(191cm), but looks...
  18. Thread: The Vandals

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    Vandals

    If you want to learn the history of the Vandals, go to You-Tube. The History channel had a series on the Germanic tribes and one of the shows was about the Vandals. It is on You-Tube now. It is...
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    I disagree with you 100%. The History channel is one of the best channels on cable TV. You have a distorted view of how these channels work. They are on the air most of the day and have to have...
  20. That battle was indeed a tremendous...

    That battle was indeed a tremendous accomplishment, being that the Germans had far inferior weapons than the Romans. But this battle was decided by completely incompetent Roman generals. This battle...
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    You-Tube Videos

    There were a series of programs on the Germanic tribes on the History channel a couple of years ago. Now they are on You-Tube. I didn't get a chance to see all of them 2 years ago, now I saw the one...
  22. Celts

    A 2600 year old tomb is not surprising. The Celtic peoples were in Northern Europe long before that. It is quite plausible they were there in 2600 BC. That is 5200 years ago. They were the 1st of...
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    That "skin color change" was a sweep of the genes...

    That "skin color change" was a sweep of the genes across a large population over several generations. It didn't occur in just one person. And who cares what we looked liked before that. If we go back...
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    More info on evolution of pale skin

    From: Foreign Dispatches-Random remarks on Current affairs. Flickr.com April 20, 2007

    From the pages of Science magazine: New report on the evolution of a gene for skin color suggests that...
  25. Thread: The Huns

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    I have a book called "Chronicles of the...

    I have a book called "Chronicles of the Barbarians", eyewitness accounts of contacts with the various barbarians. There is 2 chapters on Genghis Khan and his sons and grandsons. Kublai Khan was his...
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