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Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Forensic Analysis, In the News, Video Slider, Videos | Comments Off on Richard III Killed by Sword Thrust Upwards Into Neck

via Discovery News King Richard III was killed by a sword thrust from the base of the neck all the way up into his head, according to...

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The blacksmiths of Telangana and tracing the origins of wootz steel

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Featured, History, In the News | Comments Off on The blacksmiths of Telangana and tracing the origins of wootz steel

The idea for this post started when I came across a fascinating short article from the Hans India newspaper. In Blacksmiths of Telangana:...

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News UK: Few know Sir Francis Drake’s sword is on display at Plymouth naval base

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off on News UK: Few know Sir Francis Drake’s sword is on display at Plymouth naval base

Via the Plymouth Herald A GREAT deal of Plymouth’s prestigious history is sadly hidden away from the public gaze under lock and key....

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In the News UK: Unlucky Viking sword could be yours for £120,000

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off on In the News UK: Unlucky Viking sword could be yours for £120,000

Dateline UK via Daily Mail Online “Is this England’s unluckiest sword? Viking broadsword was on the losing side of four of...

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Skeleton executed by sword blows to head poses questions on Norman Conquest

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in In the News | Comments Off on Skeleton executed by sword blows to head poses questions on Norman Conquest

Dateline: UK via Culture/24 UK An unusual set of battlefield burials have led to the skeleton of the first ever human discovery directly...

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News: Photo shows Briton before death by samurai sword in 1862

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News: Photo shows Briton before death by samurai sword in 1862

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Featured, History, In the News | 0 comments

Dateline: Japan via Asahi Shimbun A rare photo of a British merchant taken before he was killed by samurai in 1862 in Yokohama, which...

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