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Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map | Daily Mail Online

The bizarre sculptures of naked women exposing their vulva, found in medieval tower-houses, church sites and holy wells across Ireland and parts of the UK, have puzzled historians for decades. Source: Ireland’s bizarre genital sculptures revealed in new map |

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You Need To See This Extraordinary Viking Pub In Iceland | Bored Panda

A mixed martial arts gym called Mjölnir MMA in Iceland just opened a Viking pub. They are located in a forrest in the center of Reykjavík. The bar is named Drukkstofa Óðins, Drukkstofa is an old icelandic word for pub.

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Review: Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory — Coffee with Jane

Margaret is Tudor Princess and the sister to Arthur King of England, Henry, and Mary. She knows well her duty and ready to play her role. In order to sustain peace between England and Scotland, Margaret must marry James King

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Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE

It’s a far cry from ‘Way, hey, blow the man down!’ See the full video on thechive.com Source: Norwegian sailors sing awesome sea shanty as they pull into port (Video) – theCHIVE

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Celebrate National Unicorn Day by spotting the magical creatures around Scotland – Daily Record

Scotland’s national animal is being honoured today. Here are some top spots from the country’s unicorn trail. Source: Celebrate National Unicorn Day by spotting the magical creatures around Scotland – Daily Record

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The Celtic Literature Collective

Doing research for historical fiction in Ireland, I often try to find myths and legends, hoping for the least ‘adulterated’ versions. Of course, we cannot find the originals – those are lost in the mists of time in some oral

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Folklore of Archaeology: Of Giants, Fairies, Megaliths and Menhirs – #FolkloreThursday

There is so much to say about megalithic tombs: of their function, carbon dating, about morphological typologies, and catchment areas. I could tell you about function and materiality, about labour and material costs. I could tell you about the magic

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Story-telling in the Gaelic Tradition

Telling a story takes many forms, but the ancient tradition of telling a story around a fire during the winter nights is a special thing.   Declan Kiberd, ‘Story-Telling: The Gaelic Tradition’, in The Irish Short Story, ed. Terence Brown

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A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh – 470 years ago – The i newspaper online iNews

The Government has suspended all its advertising on YouTube after a discovery that its messages appeared before extremist far-right videos. Google, which o Source: A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh

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Mass Infant Grave found at a former Irish orhpanage

The ages of the dead ranged from 35 weeks to 3 years old via A Mass Infant Grave Was Found at a Former Irish Orphanage — TIME

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