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Wisdom of the Stones of Anu
Posted by: martin on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 03:36 PM
History Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. Unto you, I call; and my voice is to my children. O ye simple understand wisdom: and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the Earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures...



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The mystery of Knowltons bells, and The legend of Lubberlu
Posted by: martin on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 11:51 AM
History Appart from the obvious history, which is boring to all but the the most ardent of historians. And the Black Death of 1485 that wiped out the vilage, which isn't much fun either. There is a romantically linked story to this place. When the community passed away, the place started to fall into ruin, and a couple of tikes remembered only as Bertie and Barney, decided that the two bells in the church tower could earn them a few shillings. So Bertie [ the brightest of the Two of them ] mooched around the abbeys and parishes of Dorset looking for a suitable cash buyer who wouldn't ask too many questions. He finally struck a deal with the Abbot of Bindon Abbey, Wool, nr Whareham....


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Largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe
Posted by: martin on Friday, April 04, 2014 - 11:38 AM
Submissions by webmaster Astronomers have weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe and found that it definitely lives up to its nickname: El Gordo (Spanish for "the fat one"). By precisely measuring how much the gravity from the cluster's mass warps images of far-more-distant background galaxies, a team of astronomers has calculated the cluster's mass to be as much as 3 million billion times the mass of our Sun. The Hubble data show that the cluster is roughly 43 percent more massive than earlier estimates based on X-ray and dynamical studies of the unusual cluster. By precisely measuring how much the gravity from the cluster's mass warps images of far-more-distant background galaxies, a team of astronomers has calculated the cluster's mass to be as much as 3 million billion times the mass of our Sun. The Hubble data show that the cluster is roughly 43 percent more massive than earlier estimates based on X-ray and dynamical studies of the unusual cluster. "It's given us an even stronger probability that this is really an amazing system very early in the universe," said team lead James Jee of the University of California at Davis...

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10 extraordinary sacred sites around Britain
Posted by: martin on Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 04:45 PM
Sacred Sites The ancestors of modern Britons saw something special in certain parts of the land and deemed them more sacred than others. Neil Oliver explains why they are so special. The rich and varied landscape of Britain inspired our ancestors to express their beliefs. In the flint mines of Norfolk, Stone Age miners carried their religion deep underground and at Flag Fen near Peterborough a vast ancient causeway was built across the fens with sacred objects placed among its timbers. People are still drawn back to these places today and the belief and ritual that surround them...

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Codex Gigas - The Devils Bible
Posted by: martin on Monday, February 03, 2014 - 04:58 PM
Literature - books magazines & pamphlets The Codex Gigas (English: Giant Book) is the largest extant medieval manuscript in the world. It was created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of Podlazice in Bohemia, and is now preserved at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, where two librarians are needed to lift it. It is also known as the Devil's Bible due to a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation. The codex is contained in a wooden folder, covered with leather and ornamented with metal. At 92 cm (36.2in.) tall, 50 cm (19.7in.) wide and 22 cm (8.6in.) thick it is the largest known medieval manuscript. It initially contained 320 vellum sheets, though eight of these were subsequently removed. It is unknown who removed the pages or for what purpose but it seems likely that they contained the monastic rules of the Benedictines. The codex weighs nearly 75 kg (165 lbs.) and the vellum is composed of calf skin (or donkey according to some sources) from 160 animals. The codex was created in the Benedictine monastery of Podlazice near Chrudim, which was destroyed during the 15th century. Records in the codex end in the year 1229. The codex was later pledged to the Cistercians Sedlec monastery and then bought by the Benedictine monastery in Brevnov. From 1477-1593 it was kept in the library of a monastery in Broumov until it was taken to Prague in 1594 to form a part of the collections of Rudolf II. At the end of the Thirty Years' War in the year 1648, the entire collection was stolen by the Swedish army as plunder. From 1649 to 2007 the manuscript was kept in the Swedish Royal Library in Stockholm. The site of its creation is marked by a maquette in the town museum of Chrast...

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