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Heinrich Schliemann was, to put it simply, a character. His life could fill a write-up in itself. Suffice it to say, he was a brilliant polyglot with a gift for languages, and he first made his fortune during the California gold rush, following this with other successful pursuits in weapons contracting and the sale of indigo dyes. By 35, he was wealthy enough to retire, and he was free to pursue his true love: Troy.
Schliemann was convinced that he could uncover the true location of the legendary city, and in its pursuit, he uncovered nine buried cities and a king’s ransom in gold, pottery, and other treasures (through somewhat questionable means, as we’ll discuss), which he called the Treasure of Priam. But by the 1870s he had turned his attention to Mycenae, an archaeological site in Greece. Here, Schliemann believed, he would uncover the graves of the great Mycenaean kings. And here, Schliemann made what was to become one of the most significant finds of his life: a golden mask.
In August 1876 Schliemann began his excavation of Mycenae. From his interpretation of the writings of Pausanias, Schliemann believed that Agamemnon was buried within the walls of Mycenae, and tests carried out in the preceding years had revealed artifacts and the remains of stone walls. Much of his efforts were focused on Grave Circle A, a gravesite with a diameter of about 90ft located near Mycenae’s western edge by the famous Lion Gate.
The Grave Circle contained six shaft graves (“a type of deep rectangular burial structure…containing a floor of pebbles, walls of rubble masonry, and a roof constructed of wooden planks”). The intact state of these graves—royal graves, at that—was an astonishing rarity in Mycenaean Greece.
From the start, Schliemann knew he had encountered something incredible. These shaft graves—five of which Schliemann excavated, and at least one of which may have been previously looted—contained 19 bodies (including 3 women and 2 infants), all of whom were surrounded by treasures: medallions, goblets, [ivory-pommeled s... keep reading on reddit ➡
A recent set of reports caught the attention of some very online people: Professor Huang Heqing, Professor of Archaeology at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, claimed in a recent lecture that various historical constructions were not a product of ancient civilizations but rather forgeries of the 19th and 20th century European states insecure about their status relative to China’s history. Among these where claims that the Pyramids, Sphinx, and Parthenon were all forgeries, and supported the hypothesis advanced by various Chinese nationalist scholars like Dong Bisheng, Zhu Youzhi, and Du Gangjian that China was the source of all major inventions like agriculture, writing, history, democracy, and civilization in general.
The first bit here of interest is the claim that the Pyramids were a European forgery. This draws on the controversial research of Joseph Davidovits and Michel Barsoum, French and American researchers who separately argued that the limestone found in the Pyramids exhibits characteristics that are not natural to limestone rocks and thus must be a kind of concrete (Davidovits and subsequent adherents call it a “geopolymer”). Barsoum's 2006 paper was the more professional attempt, but has some basic historical inaccuracies: it claims, for example, that there is “no trace” of ramps at the construction sites, but Zawi Hawass found evidence of ramps at the Giza construction site and published such evidence in 1998, well before Barsoum’s writings. The bigger issue is that Davidovits and Barsoum are irreconcilable, despite some attempts: Davidovits hypothesized the use of an alkali substance to bind together the “geopolymer,” but Dipayan Jana’s 2007 rebuttal notes that Barsoum’s findings demonstrated no alkali enrichment in the limestone which would be present in the “geopolymer” method, and Barsoum finds that the interior stones and non-limestone blocks were carved, which would limit the “concrete” hypothesis to only the outer stones. And while there is some degree of plausibility that m... keep reading on reddit ➡
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This is a great docu about scams, money, high society, and art, etc
Armie Hammer's Dad is in this, and he likely was part of the massive scam although he pretends to have no knowledge of it.
I liked the doc overall, really got me thinking, but I REALLY think the doc makers treated all these rich douches with kid gloves, especially the ones that were clearly and obviously in on the scam but pretended not to be.
But here is the thing. The fake paintings were deemed authentic by some of the world's leading art experts, even though one of the Jackson Pollocks had a misspelling in the signature! Like, are you serious with this shit? In one case a painting was authenticated by literally the worlds leading expert on Rothko, the guy who was in charge of the Rothko art estate.
So then rich wankers bought these fake paintings for millions upon millions of dollars, showed them in galleries, displayed them in their mansions and had their rich wankers friends over and they all gushed about how amazing, and emotional, and wrought with meaning these paintings of two rectangles were. Absolute masterpieces!
But then when they found out the paintings were fakes, they suddenly decided the paintings that they were gushing about five minutes earlier, are now worthless pieces of crap. Utterly without value.
Hold on! Just ten minutes ago you were telling me about how two fucking rectangles on a canvas were the epitome of genius, now you are saying that same painting is dumb and stupid and will literally throw it away!?
Well....which one is it? Its only amazing because you perceived it was painted by someone all you rich wankers decided was a genius? that is literally the only value it actually has? It has no intrinsic value beyond that?
The whole thing makes no sense to me. I know this ins't the place for this, but couldn't think of anywhere else to put it.
>The allegations of Braddon Liberal candidate and disgraced former Minister, Adam Brooks’ lying, forgery and catfishing are just awful. This is a man who lied to Parliament three times, then lied to the Premier of the day as a Minister. Mr Brooks is not a man of honesty or integrity, and is not a fit person to be an elected representative.
>A serial fibber, Mr Brooks now wants voters to believe him over a woman who has come forward as an alleged victim of his identity fraud.
>It seems even Mr Brooks is ashamed of his public record. If Peter Gutwein doesn’t have the integrity to dump Mr Brooks from the Liberal ticket, hopefully the people of Braddon will.
>Certainly, the women of Braddon must be thinking twice about Adam Brooks after this latest ugly, embarrassing situation he seems to have created for himself.
>This behaviour includes allegations of lying, forgery and duping a women into a relationship. Mr Brooks’ character is known, this is now a question of Mr Gutwein’s.
Hi all. Thought I would share that the special exhibition that the boar vessel is in closes next week on 5/16/21. After this date, it will go back in to storage and will likely not go back on view as the museum has decided that is is probably a modern forgery.
For anyone interested, they did a program a few weeks back about the scientific analysis done on the boar vessel! Boar vessel shows up just after the 15 min mark. Includes rare X-RAY shots of boar vesselscientific analysis vid from museum- boar vessel at 15:00
I've been consuming all the Cardano news and media on a daily basis for years now. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share a list of what I'm seeing for anyone else who's interested. Feel free to make additions as you see fit. Many of your additions from yesterday are in the “Newly Covered” list for today. Also let me know if you think any of the “Previously Covered but Still Interesting” items are no longer interesting and should leave the list.
Check out the youtube companion to today’s post: https://youtu.be/WdnWTRZxJ9Q
Newly covered today:
Previously Covered but still interesting:
EDIT: SOLVED!! Still More Two Minute Mysteries by Donald Sobol. Thank you for your help!!
I probably read this in late 90s/ early 2000s. Likely given secondhand so who knows how old it was. I think it was appropriate for my age (~12 or so). It was a collection of scenarios where you had to essentially be a detective and solve the mysteries/ crimes/ etc. To elaborate on the title...
Someone was selling an “authentic” sword or other weapon used in WWI that had an inscription that included the phrase “World War I, 1917” (or a related year) and the buyer recognized that it was a forgery. The “answer” was because WWI wasn’t called “World War I” until later, so the buyer knew it was fake.
Another scenario in the book: a prolific author (or someone adept at using a typewriter) was murdered and the only clue you had was a typed out note with a bunch of gibberish, like “96 2qw i9yh.” The “answer” was “it was john” because the victim was on the ground and tried to type out the answer without seeing he typewriter; he knew where all the letters were but because he was dying he was one row off, so “96” was “it,” “2qw” was “was,” “i9yh” was “john” (because the letters are all one row above where they should be). The actual phrase wasn’t “it was john,” but it was something that revealed the murderer.
Hope this makes sense. TIA!!
I am in cryptography class and I'm having a hard time understanding the Existential Forgery Attack and the textbook isn't helping either. Can anyone explain it to me?
I appreciate any help or examples you can give me!
I do not offer any apologies for the second one. Warning: It's Japanese performers having way too much fun with it. May not be for everyone. The first one, however, is classic.
So look what's blowing in and seeking to distract you from fest. It's the last of the Forgery chocobo events! KWEH! Of course, it's not the last we'll see of Chocobo, but the series is moving on to a new generation after this one.
Just two characters to focus on this time: the master of linguistic conservation Fujin, and the fiend-infused paladin Angeal. These two will get several new relics between them, which we'll look at shortly. Interloper and wannabe protagonist Vaan also joins them for relic padding.
Meet your new HAs:
Fujin's is only five hits, where many comparable BLK HAs get six; but the last hit comes in at 1600% piercing.
For perspective, her OSB hits 3750% (+500% additive with weakness hits), and the last hit of her arcane is 2650%. With reasonable objection based on piercing vs. non-piercing mechanics, here's a different comparison: a fully honed, full-gauge Limit Break - if BLK - will do 2400% piercing per hit.
Wings of Pride has a different purpose. While the attack's potency is dubious (100% per hit means that it'll do relatively weak damage without the hit count boost from a DR barrier,) this is offset by the fact that it gives Angeal a DR barrier.
But enough about that. RELICS!
|Lotus||Thrown (wind)||Fujin||Sync: "Crushing Winds" (BLK: 15x single wind/non; self en-wind (stacking: 3), break cap +1, sync, chase "Oikaze")|
|Greatsword||Sword (wind)||Angeal||Sync: "White-Winged Soldier" (PHY: 15x single wind/holy/non; party last stand, damage reduction 40% 2; self stack-switch (wind/holy: 2), break cap +1, sync, reaction "Endless Dream")|
|Soul Sabre||Sword (wind)||Angeal||Limit: "Unleashed Wrath" (PHY: 4x wind/holy)|
|Wind Guard||Thrown (wind)||Fujin||Awakening: "Kakeru" (BLK: 15x single wind/non; self en-wind (stacking), break cap +1, awoken wind, wind +30% 15s, wind -> caster line cast speed x2 1.)|
|Durandal CC||Sword (wind)||Angeal||Awakening: "Burden of Pride" (PHY: 15x single|
I've always been hesitant to read Nietzsche's final book because of his sister's mishandling of it and forging her own ideas into it. I also don't want to miss out on what authenticity lies therein. Are there glaring examples in the text that are clearly her forgeries? Some grey areas to consider?
Hi everyone! My name is Tremux and I made this murder mystery game using the purple truths from Umineko Chiru EP8 and Purple Forgery. There are some minor spoilers so it is recommended to finish Umineko EP8 before trying to solve this.
Here is a link for those who want to recap how to solve these from EP8:Do not watch it if you haven't played through EP8.
You can also ask me general questions on this post but I will not help with the game itself.
All characters have been named ambiguously as I didn't manage to fit all 18 characters into it.
If you don’t know how to speak/read English I don’t recommend playing this game.
Game that no one can solve can’t be called a game which is why there will be 2 questions that you must answer.
If there are multiple culprits, give the name of each culprit and the person killed by them. Your chances of randomly guessing the correct answer are statistically worthy of being called a miracle. Answer with the format below.
Culprit killed [insert victims here]
You killed Mother, Father and Grandfather.
Cousin killed Brother and Sister.
If there are multiple culprits, list each one's actions for all the murders.
For this question in particular if you miss any actions like forgetting to mention something the culprit did, like sealing a door or locking and unlocking doors it can break your theory.
This is not meant to be a repeat of Question I.
X murder: Overview
First murder: Culprit lied about going to the bathroom and killed both Father and Cousin. Culprit then locked the door with a master key. They also stole the key from Butler for the 2nd murder.
Second murder: Culprit lied about sealing the 2nd floor and killed everyone. They also unlocked the basement entrance using the master key they stole from Maid.
Once you figure out the right answer, it will explain everything perfectly and you will know it is correct.
I have your invitation to the game right here:
Good luck and make sure to read the game rules properly.
This details the solution to this mystery and the steps needed to reach the truth. I also added an ending to the story at the end of it. If you still hav... keep reading on reddit ➡
A genuine question because I'm really not sure anymore. I've always known that schools are businesses and some really unethical stuff goes down all the time, but listening to those phone calls and seeing them actually do it just enrages me. I know a lot of you guys feel the same
“Since the 1980s the Church has published extensively on its early history, helping to foster a greater understanding of some of the obscure historical episodes that Hofmann exploited in his forgeries to shed a negative light on the Church.”
This is categorically not true. The Church has published extensively, but only the same historical incidents scrubbed to be faith promoting.
To me, an original painting and it's forgery serve the exact same purpose which is to look at and portrey some message. They should be the same value. The person that makes it is irrelevant assuming someone else has the exact same skills. The value is the cost to make it + what it brings to the table once complete (the message of the painting or feelings upon seeing it).
Similarly, if I'm in the cereal isle and there are cheerios and a generic equivalent, those two cereals are identical and are worth the same thing which is a meal (or several meals). One company just charges more for theirs but their actual value is the same as they are identical and both serve the same purpose.
Another example: a nike t shirt has the same value as a generic t shirt with the same design and made from the se material. Some people just pay more for it even though it serves the same purpose. Both have a the same value which is cost to make it + benefits of the completed product (warmth, visual appeal, etc)