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Orkneyjar – Who were the Picts?

The Pictish culture has always fascinated and intrigued me! Source: Orkneyjar – Who were the Picts?

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What is a Torc? « GroovyHistorian

ancient history, art, british museum, celtic, celts, education, facts, gold, heritage, historian, history, history teacher, social history, teacher, torc, world history Source: What is a Torc? « GroovyHistorian

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Strange Artifacts in History « GroovyHistorian

ancient history, egyptology, heirtage, heritage, historian, history, history teacher, middle east, monuments, near east, social history, teacher, world historys Source: Strange Artifacts in History « GroovyHistorian

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Midsummer’s Eve in Ireland – thefadingyear

Midsummer’s Eve- 21 June; A hundred years ago, and for many centuries before, Midsummer’s Eve was celebrated throughout Ireland on the 23 June, that is, on Saint John’s Eve. The bonfire was central… Source: Midsummer’s Eve in Ireland – thefadingyear

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Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

The Ness of Brodgar archaeological excavation in Orkney has been the focus of a documentary short by two US photographer and documentary makers. Source: Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

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Medieval Marriage in Ireland – Lora O’Brien

Irish History, Irish Society, Spirituality, Uncategorized Tagged With: Civil Rights, Gaelic Ireland, Irish Spiritual Practice, Marriage, Medieval, Spirituality Source: Medieval Marriage in Ireland – Lora O’Brien

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10 Insane Rulers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

There’s a long list of insane people who have held positions of power. It’s kind of in the job description. Here are the most insane rulers of them all. Source: 10 Insane Rulers You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Scribal complaints: Early medieval English copyists and their colophons « Dutch Anglo-Saxonist

“God helpe minum handum” – God help my hands. Making manuscripts was hard work, as these early medieval English colophons reveal. Source: Scribal complaints: Early medieval English copyists and their colophons « Dutch Anglo-Saxonist

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Living Liminally: An Amadán na Bruidhne – The Fairy Fool

Source: Living Liminally: An Amadán na Bruidhne – The Fairy Fool

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Why Are There Violent Rabbits In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts? | Jon Kaneko-James

Finally, there’s this image of a dog jousting against a rabbit who is riding a snail-man. Source: Why Are There Violent Rabbits In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts? | Jon Kaneko-James

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