Πέμπτη, 14 Ιουλίου 2016

Romans set for Carmarthen return


 
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Roman re-enactment group Comitatus
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The Romans are returning to Carmarthen to put on an exciting cavalry display!
Roman re-enactment group Comitatus will be performing in Carmarthen Park on July 23.
The group will set up a living history camp in the park, but the main entertainment will be the cavalry display.
READ MORE: Historical re-enactment events

The Roman Empire's Secret Weapon Was Whistling Ammo

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The bullets were used approximately 1,800 years ago and were discovered at Burnswark Hill in southwestern Scotland. What actually happened at Burnswark Hill is up for debate. Some scholars claim that the Romans launched a massive attack at native Scots, others claim it was Roman training post. Regardless, there were a lot of Roman soldiers there.

Did you know? San Francisco was built on the abandoned & buried ships of the gold rush

 

vSJ7wL7We love these sorts of wacko history facts and here is another wacko one –  a great deal of downtown San Francisco, is built on landfill based on sunken ships that were abandoned during the Gold Rush.
During the Gold Rush of 1849 and 1850s there were no railroads, airplanes, or automobiles. The fastest mode of transportation to the first stop for the gold fields, San Francisco, was aboard a vessel. By the summer of 1850, over 500 vessels were recorded as being anchored in the vicinity of Yerba Buena Cove. After they had arrived, whole crews abandoned their ships, along with the passengers, to make their way up to the gold fields. Many of the vessels were eventually left to rot, others were eventually used for such purposes as storeships, saloons, hotels, jails, and some were sunk purposefully to secure water lot titles (property that was originally underwater). As wood was scarce at the time, due to the many fires that swept the city and the increasing need for building material, many of the vessels were also broken up for their timber as well as other parts such as the metal plating.