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Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists

Extinct tree grows anew from ancient jar of seeds unearthed by archaeologists | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
This tree was grown from a 2,000-year-old seed discovered at the site of Herod the Great's palace.

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Exciting! ...Until I think of Jurasic Park.

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Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
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Rusk Auto Houses

Rusk Auto Houses | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
I see a headline from the Fargo Forum: “Pushing Tin: Fargo History Found In Early Garages“. Of course, I know exactly what they’re talking about — one of my favorite things is the Rusk Auto House, a product of the Fargo Cornice and Ornament Co, designed to solve the problem, “the automobile has just been invented, now where do we keep it?”
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Eight Beaches Where Strange Things Wash Ashore

Eight Beaches Where Strange Things Wash Ashore | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
For those with the beachcombing drive, even the most average-looking stretch of sand holds allure. But while collecting rocks and shells is nice, some...

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Gallery of Cave Art Paintings from the Chauvet Cave

Gallery of Cave Art Paintings from the Chauvet Cave | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
A Gallery of Cave Paintings from the Chauvet Cave as part of the Bradshaw Foundation France Rock Art Archive. The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites in the world.

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Nine Famous People and What They’re Buried With

Nine Famous People and What They’re Buried With | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Icons of their time, these celebrities didn’t stray far from their public personae when it came to their final resting places
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Where the Stars Died

Where the Stars Died | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

Over the years, Hollywood stars have often made the headlines by being involved in a wide variety of scandals, murders, suicides, accidents and controversial deaths - even occasional acts of celebrity heroism.

From Fatty Arbuckle to O.J. Simpson, these incidents have gripped the imagination of the American public. And many of them happened right here in Los Angeles.

Where did Marilyn Monroe die? How about Janis Joplin and John Belushi? Where was Phil Hartman murdered? Where did Freddie Prinze commit suicide? Where did "Superman" die?

Where can you find the scene of the crimes for such infamous L.A. cases as The Menendez Brothers, the Black Dahlia, Patty Hearst, the Manson Family, the Robert Blake case, and the Nicole Simpson murders?  It's all here, and more.

What follows is a list of the actual locations of the Hollywood stories which made the news. The locales are listed by decade, and include street addresses and links to interactive online maps for your convenience.

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A Striking Beauty: 10 Eerie Abandoned Bowling Alleys

A Striking Beauty: 10 Eerie Abandoned Bowling Alleys | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Alley oops! From lustrous lanes of leisure to the gutters of despair, these 10 eerie abandoned bowling alleys have all gone so quiet you can hear a pin drop.

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Jeremiah's Vanishing New York: Cafe Edison

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York: Cafe Edison | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

Drop a bomb on Times Square. It's over. The Cafe Edison is being evicted.

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11 Homes That Are Haunted By Dead Celebrities

11 Homes That Are Haunted By Dead Celebrities | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

Generally, A-list celebrities enjoy a sweet life of luxury, power and pampering when they hit the big time, so when their time is up on earth, it's no wonder they don't want to leave it.

Zillow.com has picked out 11 shocking tales of celebrity haunted homes.

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Happy Halloween! Visit the Homes of 10 Famous Horror Writers - Urban Ghosts

Happy Halloween! Visit the Homes of 10 Famous Horror Writers - Urban Ghosts | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Exploring the homes of famous horror writers including Alfred Hitchcock, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe and more - and not all of them are scary.

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Art Deco cinemas of South India

Art Deco cinemas of South India | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

A series of photos capturing these time capsule cinemas


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Relive ‘The Pan Am Experience’ by dining in a 1970s-era replica 747

Relive ‘The Pan Am Experience’ by dining in a 1970s-era replica 747 | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
It was heart-wrenching for Anthony Toth to see his life dream slowly being dismantled into hundreds of

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Metropolitan Museum Acquires Important Group of Egyptian Vessels and Ornaments Excavated in 1913-14 at Haraga | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum Acquires Important Group of Egyptian Vessels and Ornaments Excavated in 1913-14 at Haraga | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

(October 8, 2014)—Thomas P.Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that the Museum has acquired an important group of vessels and jewelry ornaments excavated in Egypt in 1913-14 at the site of Haraga, near...


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Harriet Chalmers Adams

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Harriet Chalmers Adams, the first president of the Society of Woman Geographers (founded in 1925) was regarded as the foremost woman explorer of her time. Having decided to follow the trails of Columbus and the conquistadors, she traveled to almost...

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Incredible Facts about 30 of the World's Most Notorious Slums of All Time | WOE

Incredible Facts about 30 of the World's Most Notorious Slums of All Time | WOE | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
When traveling, most people focus on tourist sites and beautiful scenery and ignore the more rundown areas. However, some of the world’s most notorious...

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One Armed Bandits & My Las Vegas “Payola”

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One Armed Bandits & My Las Vegas “Payola”
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Modern Ghost Towns of America

Modern Ghost Towns of America | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Everyone has heard of ghost towns. The term usually conjures images of the old west. However there are some places that have been abandoned quite recently. A reminder that nothing is permanent.

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Tarquinia's Etruscan gems in the Necropolis of Monterozzi

Tarquinia's Etruscan gems in the Necropolis of Monterozzi | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

I was eager to visit and explore the Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi at Tarquinia, in Northern Lazio, after reading about the painted burial chambers that are preserved here. I caught the local bus from Tarquinia train station into the centre, and then it was not too far to walk to the necropolis on the outskirts of town.

The most impressive frescoes for me were found in the Tomb of the Leopards. The main strip of mural depicts a lavish banqueting scene in honour of the dead, including several couples tended by two young boys. The men have darker skin while the women are lighter. The side walls of the burial chamber are painted with people bringing dishes, playing instruments and dancing among pretty foliage. Although the drawing is quite simple, it is amazing to see such strong colours bursting out of a fresco that dates back to around 450 BC. [...]


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Exploring The Paris Metro's Eerie Ghost Stations

Exploring The Paris Metro's Eerie Ghost Stations | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
image credit The term ghost station has come to describe any abandoned or disused station on an underground railway system, but is particularly associated with Paris, where a collection of defunct platforms and silent tunnels

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We Shall Overcome -- Ida B. Wells Barnett House

We Shall Overcome -- Ida B. Wells Barnett House | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it

Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931), journalist, civil rights advocate, suffragist


Ida Bell Wells-Barnett lived in Chicago in this late-19th-century Romanesque Revival style stone residence while fighting to end lynching, segregation and the economic oppression of African Americans. She and her husband bought the building in 1919 and lived there until 1929.

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For books by & about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, go here.

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The Last Motorcycle Graveyard

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This story is both a motorcycle lover's dream and nightmare. It comes from the depths of the internet, passed around on specialist forums and chat rooms, a t
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UK: The book that saved Britain's canals

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Yorkshire Post He was also passionate about Britain's industrial heritage long before it became fashionable.”


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29 Weird Museums Preserving Our History

29 Weird Museums Preserving Our History | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
From burnt food to PEZ memorabilia, there's a museum for everything. Start planning your summer roadtrip immediately.

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These 1861 Photos Helped Convince Abraham Lincoln to Preserve Yosemite for the Public

These 1861 Photos Helped Convince Abraham Lincoln to Preserve Yosemite for the Public | Visiting The Past | Scoop.it
Stanford University celebrates the National Park's 150th anniversary with some retro photos

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Technological advancements in photography were massively influential in creating an environmental preservation movement.  These are just as captivation now as they were 150 years ago. 

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
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Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
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