Category Archives: History and Archaeology

Date in History

1-8 Jan – French forces under the Duke of Guise conquered the fortress at Calais, the last English territory in France (1558). 1 Jan – German scientist William Rontgen announced his discovery of x-rays (1896). 1 Jan – All cigarette … Continue reading

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Quotations – Greek-Roman

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest. It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow. Aesop (620 BC – 560 … Continue reading

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Calendars, Cultures and Politics

In the absolute sense, time is dictated by the rhythms of nature as determined by the Creator. In the past it was viewed as the distance in history (as opposed to geography) between events. In that mindset, the idea of … Continue reading

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Historical Sites Destroyed

History is the story of man, who we are and where we came from. More importantly it is the story of God’s work with and for man. As such every part of it is important, even parts that don’t please … Continue reading

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Early American Medicine

This summer my family and I explored Fort Ligonier, an eighteenth century British fort in Western Pennsylvania, and the Bushy Run Battlefield, a historic site of the Seven Years War (1756-1763). My children opined about what it must have been … Continue reading

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Protected: Culture and Ethnography

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Archaeology in Genesis

For anyone interested in a primary on archeology and the Book of Genesis, this may fit the bill. Archeology in Genesis

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The Year in Disaster and Emergency History

16 Jan – In the Marcellus Flood, also known as the Grote Mandrenke (“great drowning”), up to 100,000 people died across the British Isles, the Netherlands, northern Germany, and Denmark (1362). 17 Jan – Kobe, Japan was demolished by a … Continue reading

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Useful Latin Sayings

Ab ovo – from an egg Ad alta – To the summit Ad astra – To the stars Ad libitum – at liberty, at one’s pleasure Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – To the greater glory of God – motto of … Continue reading

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Timeline of Events from 850 BC to 4 BC

Timeline of Events from 850 BC to 4 BC This morning in Sunday School I was describing the background of the feast of Belshazzar in Daniel 5. In order to fully understand what this story, and what all Bible stories … Continue reading

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