Myths and Folktales

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In the menu above, some to the right, you'll have the item Podcasts. Putting the mouse on it, you get in English "Myths and Folktales", if you switch language, you'll get that in German or Dutch. Clicking on it, you get an overview of stories, told by volunteers. You are…

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Sarmatian – Germanics article published

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Again a small project has come to an end. It is quite a long article about the possible influence the steppe peoples of the Sarmatians could have had on Germanic peoples. It discusses the cultural influence and also a genetic imprint. Facts, assumptions and speculations should give a short overview…

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The Story of the Frisian Pidder Lüng and the Kale Revenge

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The following story is based on the ballad "Pidder Lüng" by the German poet Detlev von Liliencron (1844–1909), but the content is not entirely identical. The story probably is to be situated in the 15th century when Schleswig-Holstein and therefore also the isle of Sylt were under Danish rulership. Meanwhile,…

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The treasure in the Dreieich (Three-Oaks)

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The nightwatchman of Götzenhain, today a district of the German town of Dreieich, once did his duty at All Saints' Day. When the twelfth hour dawned, he was patrolling at the edge of the village. There he paused to call out loud the hour. His "Hear you people ..." came…

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A short progress report

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The new notebook, badly needed, came, and is meanwhile setup, configured and ready for use. Because it will mostly used while I am 'on the road', I felt it necessary to built in some tricky securities; except for BIOS and Windows passwords is the harddrive scrambled which needs an access…

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Lienden – Roman Coins

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A short note I wrote down two years ago - time for its publication. :-) At the village Lienden, northwest of the Dutch city of Nijmegen, at previous Batavian territory, many gold coins were found, Roman Solidi from Late Antiquity. This golden treasury was by and by found, the first…

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What is Astrology?

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On January 16, I was again at the Eldaring regulars' table for the Rhine-Main area and the Taunus. This time the focus was on astrology. Ms. Hannelore Goos gave a lecture entitled "What is Astrology?". A lecture that was understandable even for interested people who knew hardly or even nothing…

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