“They Found Richard III. So Now What?”
What the remains of the “hunchback” king can teach us about other English royals
The last time Richard III was buried in Leicester, England, he had been taken from a battlefield, slung naked over a horse, stabbed in the buttocks with a dagger and thrown into a shallow grave. That was late August 1485. On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Richard will be buried again. This time will be different.
Mysterious Viking Rune Code Cracked?
By Ida Kvittingen
Why did Vikings sometimes use codes when they wrote in runes? Were the messages secret, or did they have other reasons for encrypting their runic texts? Researchers still don’t know for sure.
But Runologist K. Jonas Nordby thinks he has made progress toward an answer. He has managed to crack a code called jötunvillur, which has baffled linguists and historians for years.
His discovery can help researchers understand the purpose behind the mystery codes.
From Liberty Voice, article by Kimberly Ruble:
Modern day Druids are extremely unhappy with a $44 million revamping that is underway at Stonehenge.
Numerous dozen Druid members that were dressed in flowing robes were protesting at the site on Wednesday. They were demanding for a reburial of Neolithic remains which have been put on display in a presentation about the prehistoric mysterious circle of stones.
A Druid by the name of King Arthur Pendragon, who is leader of a Druid group known as the Loyal Arthurian Warband, equated the display of the skeleton bones to some sort of Victorian peep show.
From The Press, article by Emily Flanagan
ARCHAEOLOGISTS near York believe they have found a chapel built by Richard III to commemorate the Yorkist victory in one of the bloodiest battles ever fought on English soil.As the row continues over whether the Plantagenet king should be buried in York or Leicester, a discovery in a peaceful field on the outskirts of York has unearthed more of his legacy, ending a 16-year search for the building’s remains.
The land was where the Battle of Towton was fought; the bloody clash between the Lancastrians and Yorkists in the War of the Roses. According to accounts at the time, it left 28,000 soldiers dead, causing rivers to have run red with blood and survivors fleeing across “bridges of bodies”