Watlington Hoard May Re-write Early English History. A Little Anyways.

Watlington Hoard May Re-write Early English History. A Little Anyways.
  Researchers from the British Museum recently unveiled a Viking hoard of silver that may rewrite early English history. An amateur discovered the treasure in a field in Watlington, Oxfordshire, around 40 miles west of London. The collection of more than 200 items, which includes silver coins, jewelry, and ingots, was intentionally buried in the late 870s A.D., during a tumultuous period when Anglo-Saxon armies fought to repel conquering Viking forces. In 878, King Alfred the Great of Wessex, the last independent Anglo-Saxon kingdom, finally halted the Viking invasion at the Battle of Edington. While English history portrays Alfred as one of the first great English heroes, the Watlington hoard suggests that one of Alfred’s rivals, King Ceolwulf II of Mercia, may also have played a hero’s role. Ceolwulf II is hardly mentioned in English historical accounts—and unflatteringly when he is—yet several of the recently discovered coins prominently depict Alfred...
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How To Recognize Any Classical Artist- A Little Humor.

How To Recognize Any Classical Artist- A Little Humor.
I came across this and found it to be funny, but somewhat spot on too if you have any familiarity with some of these classical artists. Enjoy. The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures. It represents a continuous, though periodically disrupted, tradition from Antiquity. Across cultures, and spanning continents and millennia, the history of painting is an ongoing river of creativity, that continues into the 21st century. Until the early 20th century it relied primarily on representational , religious and classical motifs, after which time more purely abstract and conceptual approaches gained favor. 1. Michelangelo 2. Titian 3. Rubens  4. Caravaggio 5. Bruegel 6. Bosch 7. Rembrandt 8. Boucher 9. Degas  10. Greco 11. Picasso 12. Eyck
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Demons, We All Have Them

Demons, We All Have Them
Demons. We all have them at one time or another. They can define us, or drive us. They can take the form of something as simple as a vice, habit or behavior and on a grander scale, as the stories go a physical entity. Those who choose to limit themselves by making the determination that in extreme cases these can be a sign of imagination, stress or even mental health issues have never been able to fully prove that they don't exist, but without physical proof still prefer to stay on the side of "some other reason". This is never true for those experiencing them.   For me, life has presented me with very few situations I could attribute to the appearance, disappearance, or subtle influence of such a thing.   But when they have, no literary description can (in my eye) fully describe the intensity of emotion and it's...
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