Browsing: January

A Brief History On January 31, 2022, we take a look at one of many persistent conspiracy theory type allegations that seem to permeate our society at the present time, this time going back to the ancient origins of the Olmec civilization of what is now modern Mexico.  Despite ample evidence to support the conventional academic view of Olmec origins, as well as other Native American peoples’ origins, these wild theories include Nordic, African, Chinese, and Jaredite sources of the population that became the Olmecs. Digging Deeper Current serious academic scientists date the Olmec civilization from about 1500 BC and…

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A Brief History On January 28, 2022, we know of a Scotland firmly entrenched in the broader United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and previously a major member of the British Empire, but of course before 1707 when Scotland became part of the Kingdom of Great Britain, Scotland had been an independent kingdom since the 9th Century.  With recent rumblings in Scotland of a return to independent status, increased interest in the origins of this great country and its people become relevant as modern scholars must know where you have been to determine where you are going. …

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A Brief History On January 22, 2022, we take a look at an early influential European civilization headquartered on the Italian peninsula, the Etruscans.  Etruria, a region on the Central Western side of the Italian peninsula, that area covered by modern Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria, was once home to a people and civilization called Etruscans.  The Etruscan culture, having arisen around the 9th Century BC, flourished to become the dominant culture in Italy by 650 BC.  How the origin of the Etruscans came about, and how their culture grew to out-compete other cultures on the Italian peninsula, including the Ligures…

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A Brief History Computer-animated monster comedy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Hotel Transylvania: Transformania on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 7:00PM!  For your chance to watch a virtual screening, please log on to http://amazonscreenings.com/HT4historyandheadlines.  The link is good for the first 25 people who click on it. Digging Deeper Tips for Amazon Virtual Screenings: Amazon Studios Virtual Screening AmazonScreenings.com         How To RSVP + What to Expect Log-in or create a user account with AmazonScreenings.com, then redeem the code to RSVP for the screening. You’ll receive an automatic confirmation…

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A Brief History On January 3, 2022, we take a look at the latest movie in the Matrix movie franchise, The Matrix Resurrections that we screened shortly after its release (December 22, 2021).  Having watched all 3 of the previous Matrix movies (all starring Keanu Reeves as Neo), and even going so far as to re-watch them all in succession prior to screening the latest edition, we felt prepared to make an appropriate analysis of the new edition in the film franchise. Digging Deeper Several things jump right out at you when you see this new film.  First, “Neo,” aka…

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