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Gymnastics History - A Brief Overview


Gymnastics, as an activity, has been around for more than two thousand years in one form or another, from the ancient Greek Olympics, to Roman ceremony, to today's modern meets.As an organized and truly competitive sport, gymnastics has existed for a little more than a century.

Gymnastics Olympic Champions From 1988-2004


Here are the men's and women's all-around champions from the last five Olympic Games -- these are just brief biographies, but they surely give you an idea of your gymnast's potential.2004 Paul Hamm, Carly PattersonPaul Hamm, the 2004 men's all-around champion in gymnastics, was born on September 24, 1982, and has a twin brother by the name of Morgan.

Sir Francis Drake


FRANCIS DRAKE: - It is my perspective that history has had secrets which Royal Families like the Stuart Bees needed to keep close to their vest; and that these secrets are still kept by our supposed 'experts' in history, to this day. The English claim to ownership in the Americas has been made on the basis of John Cabot who may never have reached the area of Canada and that Venetian half witted mariner was laughing-stock among his contemporaries.

Druidic University


MEGALITHIIC POWER PLANTS:Druidic University:Long before there was a Rome or Eternal City there was a Druidic University near Rennes-le-Chateau. Just as we saw Oxford University was built at the same location the Pheryllts (Druidic Alchemists like the Cabiri discussed by Lewis Spence) had a university you will find many locations sacred to the Kelts are usurped by Rome/Bruttii.

Native American Life After Prophetstown


My name is Luksi Humma, I am Choctaw or, Chahta, our name in reality. I am a builder of people and log cabins.

Medieval Siege Weaponry: Castle Walls Beware


Medieval siege weaponry was required in any self-respecting war leader's arsenal in a time when castles with thick defense walls were common and cities surrounded by large, fortified walls were not out of place.With warfare commonplace, it's little wonder the variety of medieval siege weaponry is great.

The Dating Game


Lord Renfrew, Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge University states: "Archaeologists all over the world have realized that much of prehistory, as written in the existing textbooks, is inadequate. Some is quite simply wrong.

Shakespeares Art: Understanding King Lear


Students of Shakespeare have spent a very great deal of time debating the meanings of "Othello", "King Lear", and "Macbeth". The wealth of criticism of any one of his plays can be overwhelming to the casual student.

Leonardo Da Vinci


THE BICYCLE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI: - "? a man who was at once an artist, an inventor, a scientist - and who saw no contradiction between these diverse realms.In his unceasing quest for truth, Leonardo explored every branch of the sciences known to his age and proved to be far ahead in many respects in his precise observations, his striving for sound methodology and measurement, and the value he placed on empirical proof.

Ogham and Aymara


OGHAM:As any reader of my work knows by now, Ogham and an Ogham mentor played a major role in altering my life and commitment to learning about the ancients. I think Ogham was the original alphabet derived from chants, shamanic healing (Luis Beth Nion) and the lunar calendrical math shown in the work of archaeologists like Alexander Marshack.

Christopher Columbus


CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: - It seems a mystery to most academics why the governments who are based on Manifest Destiny and the 'colon'-ization of the world by Christophe Colon (this is the name he wanted to be called and may actually be the Catalan Cathar name for him. Colon means 'Dove' and it is the Dove of Jesus or Peace which the Cathars sought to provide in their Gnostic ecumenicism.

Arthur Koestler


ARTHUR KOESTLER:Humanitarian, historian and scientist are just a few of the labels associated with this most excellent man of letters. Here is a quote from his book The Act of Creation.

An Interview on History and Educational Media


1. Can you briefly summarize why you think history is a weapon of war against people?Briefly?, not really, except to say Sun Tzu wasn't the first to notice that propaganda was the first and most important part of conquest.

Thaitsuki Nihonto Samurai Swords: Leading The Way


So why are these swords so popular? There are several reasons but number one is quality. The Thaitsuki swords are handmade by trained craftsman in using a family method over 200 years old.

Debussy and Gamelan According to a 150 Year Old Man


Hello!If you haven't been transported by the mesmerizing sounds of Gamelan yet, we highly recommend you hear some. It will change the song you can't stop singing.

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The Humanities' Decline Makes Us Morally Obtuse
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School of Arts and Humanities, O'Donnell Institute Unveil New Journal
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Washington Post

Give the humanities courses their due
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Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels made a critical request of students in his Sept. 15 op-ed, “Please take that 'impractical' humanities course.” The title of his piece spoke for itself. As a political science student at Syracuse ...



Huntingford Humanities to feature Thor Hanson
Peninsula Daily News
CHIMACUM — The 17th annual Huntingford Humanities Lecture will be by author and scientist Thor Hanson on Thursday. Hanson, who lives on San Juan Island, will speak at 6:30 p.m. at Chimacum High School auditorium at 91 West Valley Road.



Penn: Office of University Communications

Q&A with Karen Redrobe, new director of the Wolf Humanities Center
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With a plan to expand programs and increase diversity and inclusivity, Karen Redrobe has stepped into her new role as director of the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She replaces James English, an English professor, who was ...



National Catholic Reporter

Decline of humanities education reflects ancient debate
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Why the Decline of the Humanities?
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Enrollments in college humanities programs have been falling for years — why? In a new Martin Center article, Indiana University professor Fabio Rojas offers an explanation. First, he considers the standard reasons advanced by people on the left and ...



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UConn to Lead New England Humanities Consortium
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The University of Connecticut will lead a new collaboration of colleges and universities in this region forming the New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC), which will focus on programming in such fields as history, language, art, literature, and ...



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The dying humanities degree
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