Category Archives: Round Towers

Ravenna Revisited: Basilica of San Vitale

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The monuments of Ravenna propel the visitor into the strange domain of cultural appropriation where one man’s glorious restoration is another’s heinous desecration. Where the re-branding veneer of fake restorations and obfuscating modifications are deemed authentic because they “have their … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: Mausoleum of Theoderic – Tragedy

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When the layers of farce are peeled away it’s possible to discern the “half abandoned” tragedy of Ravenna that’s full of “sumptuous splendour and incredible decay”. Upon the loneliest and most desolate shore of Italy, where the vast monotony of … Continue reading

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Ravenna Revisited: Mausoleum of Theoderic – Farce

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The Mausoleum of Theoderic is a fascinating structure with an intriguing history that lurches between tragedy and farce as the mainstream desperately attempts to control the narrative. Act 1: Farce Scene 1: King Theoderic’s Sarcophagus English Wikipedia proudly displays an … Continue reading

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The Red Score: Otto von Sadovszky

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I’m grateful to remnant13 for introducing me to the work of Otto von Sadovszky. Otto J. von Sadovszky (July 3, 1925 – May 12, 2004) was a Hungarian American anthropologist who worked at California State University, Fullerton in southern California … Continue reading

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P.N. Oak: Chips of Vedic Society

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According to P. N. Oak the “blundering” Academics in Aspic have constructed a false historical narrative that has “forgotten” there was once a Worldwide Vedic Culture. It is also unknown that in the remote forgotten past the Hindus i.e. the … Continue reading

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Catastrophic English: India In Greece

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The “conjectured confederation of seafaring raiders” known as the The Sea Peoples appear to be good candidates for the westward migration of the Roma people across the Middle East and onwards into the Mediterranean basin and Europe. The Sea Peoples, … Continue reading

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Catastrophic English: Anglo Saxon Architecture

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There are a few problems with Anglo-Saxon Architecture. Firstly, Anglo-Saxon Architecture is a contentious and amorphous academic construct that has no universally accepted definition for above ground structures. No universally accepted example survives above ground. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_architecture Secondly, the only Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading

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Vitrified Forts – Up In Smoke

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When discussing Vitrified Hill Forts academics have a tendency to emit a lot of hot air and behave as if they were suffering from Smoke Inhalation. Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death for victims of indoor fires. Smoke … Continue reading

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William Betham – Round Towers Resolved: Origins

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This posting focuses upon on the origins and associations of the Round Towers of Ireland that William Betham determined were “sepulchral mausolea, like those of India and Italy” Cremation, so far as history informs us, never obtained as a mode … Continue reading

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Theodore Bent and The Round Towers of Zimbabwe

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James Theodore Bent [1852-1897] was an English explorer and archaeologist who [amongst other things] made the first detailed examination of the “round towers” in the Great Zimbabwe. In 1889 he undertook excavations in the Bahrein Islands of the Persian Gulf, … Continue reading

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The Round Belfries of Ireland

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Edwin Richard Wyndham-Quin was an Irish Lord, a Conservative Member of Parliament for a Welsh constituency [Glamorganshire] and an archaeologist who [we are assured] helped to establish “a sound school of archaeology” in Ireland. Edwin Richard Wyndham-Quin, 3rd Earl of … Continue reading

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George Lennox Barrow and The Round Towers

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George Lennox Barrow was [amongst other things] a Colonial Administrator and, in later life, an Irish Historian. George Lennox Barrow [1921 Dublin -1989 Dublin] Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England British Solomon Islands Protectorate Defence Force during the Second World War … Continue reading

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Philip Callahan and The Round Towers

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Philip Callahan has always been a keen hiker and after World War II he decided to take the scenic route home from Japan by hiking across Asia and the Middle East. Therefore, it’s no surprise he is very familiar with … Continue reading

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Philip Callahan: Paramagnetism

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Philip Callahan is [amongst many other things] a famous entomologist. Prof Philip S. Callahan is the greatest scientist of the late twentieth century. …. He got his Ph.D. at Kansas State in entomology (study of insects). He wrote that his … Continue reading

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Henry O’Brien and The Round Towers

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In 1833 the Anaemic Academics didn’t embrace Henry O’Brien’s hypothesis that the Round Towers of Ireland were constructed as phallic temples in the pre-Christian era because his observations [and evidence] contradicted their sanitised historical narrative that had been established by … Continue reading

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Henry O’Brien and The Round Tower Competition

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Henry O’Brien was [amongst other things] another classicist who wasn’t destined to become an Authorised Academic Oracle. Henry O’Brien (1808–1835) was an Irish classicist and author best known for his hypothesis concerning Irish round towers. Henry O’Brien was the son … Continue reading

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The Heinsohn Horizon and The Round Towers

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A frequently referenced truism is: History is Written by the Victors. However, there are situations where: History is Written by the Survivors. This was especially true after the Heinsohn Horizon [around the 930s AD] when the Machiavellian Monasteries began manufacturing … Continue reading

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Ignatius Donnelly: Trans-Atlantic Architecture

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One of the heinous heresies committed by Ignatius Donnelly was to graphically highlight the numerous architectural similarities between the Old World and the New World. These astonishing similarities [which the mainstream prefers to dismiss as accidental coincidences] include: obelisks, pyramids, … Continue reading

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Ignatius Donnelly: Trans-Atlantic Languages

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Ignatius Donnelly was [amongst other things] a Catastrophist who [like Immanuel Velikovsky 70 years later] wasn’t destined to become an Authorised Academic Oracle. Ignatius Loyola Donnelly (November 3, 1831 – January 1, 1901) was a U.S. Congressman, populist writer, and … Continue reading

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