Via Isaac Meyer-Episode 258 The City that Never Sleeps, Part 1

This week, we start a look at the history of the city of Tokyo. How did the frontier fishing village of Edo go from backwater nowhere to the heart of the nation in only a few short generations? http://traffic.libsyn.com/historyofjapan/History_of_Japan_258.mp3Sources Mansfield, Stephen. Tokyo: A Biography. Richie, Donald. Tokyo: A View of the City. Mansfield, Stephen. Tokyo: A Cultural…

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Via Under the influence!-Uther Pendragon, the Prophecy of Merlin and the Making of a King

he legendary Uther Pendragon was the father of Arthur Pendragon, who was destined to become the greatest King of the Britons. Arthur would drive out the invading Saxons, bring peace to the country and build an empire in Europe. Uther was usually seen as a strong king and a great warrior but could also be vain, quick tempered, impulsive and ungrateful at times.

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Via charles french words reading and writing-Living Under the Winter Ice~

Laufas is an old turf house in Northern Iceland. There are many of these partially underground historical sod houses in Iceland. The house was built between 1866-1870. The houses are very large and multi-level, with one floor completely underground. In this photo you can see the sod brick construction which has withstood the test of…

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