RSS

Rita Roberts’ translation of Knossos Linear B tablet. KN 897 D a 11

via Rita Roberts’ translation of Knossos Linear B tablet, KN 897 D a 11

Please click on the link to read the rest of my translation.

Advertisements
 
5 Comments

Posted by on November 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Cuneiform tablets provide clues to locations of 11 lost Assyrian cities

via Cuneiform tablets provide clues to locations of 11 lost Assyrian cities – The Archaeology News Network

 
1 Comment

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

 
Image

Translation of Linear B tablet KN 349 J b 12 by Rita Roberts.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 
Image

Translation of Linear B tablet KN 347 D x 01 by Rita Roberts.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Archaeologists unearth masterpiece sealstone in Mycenaean tomb

via Archaeologists unearth masterpiece sealstone in Mycenaean tomb – The Archaeology News Network

 
2 Comments

Posted by on November 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Cannon Balls found at Pontefract Castle.

The discovery of seven cannon balls embedded in the wall of Pontefract Castle has opened a vivid window on an episode from the West Yorkshire fortifications past.

.Described by Oliver Cromwell as one of England’s strongest inland garrisons, Pontefract Castle was besieged three times during the English Civil War, but never fell to military force and was one of the last castles to surrender during this turbulent period.

The cannonballs- which were recovered from a stretch of curtain wall during the 3.5  million pound Heritage Lottery Fund – supported.’Keys to the North’ project – were fired during the first of these sieges, in January 1644. Analysis has revealed that they came from a demi-cannon petro, three basilisks, and two culverin

Two of the cannonballs found at Pontefract Castle.

.

Further research has allowed the team to pin down precisely when the shots may have been fired, however, as Nathan Drake,’ a gentleman volunteer’ of the castle garrison, kept a  diary during the war. Between the 17th and 21st of January 1644, he records, l,363 shots were fired at the castle’s Piper Tower, from cannon placed within the back garden of Mr Lumne.

As the cannonballs were discovered in a section of wall just to the side of where this tower stood, and as Drake records no other instance of a cannon firing in this direction, it seems likely that the recently found. cannon balls were fired from this spot. the.team argues.

From other entries in Drake’s diary it can be calculated that Lumne’s house stood along the route of the siegeworks somewhere around the top of  Horsefair and the bottom of Salter Row, said Ian Downes, a member of the team working for Wakefield Council

All of  this means we have the location of the gun, the probable date it was fired, the size of the shot fired, and the location the shots ended up. From this we get a very real impression of the power of these guns. ‘said Ian. ‘It had been previously calculated that as much as 18lbs of black powder would be used to fire a 32lb shot ( the demi-cannon we have weighs  roughly 32lbs ), and that the effective range of such a gun would be around 490m.  The distance from  the  probable location of Mr Lumne’s house to the castle wall is about 480m.  This means that the gun was placed as far as possible from the castle to avoid being shot at by musket, but close enough  for the weapon to be effective.  The cannon balls ended up nearly 1m into the solid castle wall, a terrifying prospect for the besieged soldiers.

Pontefract Castle.

 

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

……’Whatever Happened to Ishtar?’ by Anne Frandi-Coory

Source: ……’Whatever Happened to Ishtar?’ by Anne Frandi-Coory

This is a book written by my dear friend Anne Frandi-Coory  It tells of her life after being abandoned by her mother at ten months of age, and from then on she lived a life of abuse and neglect in the Mercy Orphanage for the Poor and at the hands of her Lebanese father’s family.

Please click on the link above to read the complete post.

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on October 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

 
 
%d bloggers like this: