Sunday, August 10, 2014

St Anterus 19th Pope

St Anterus was the 19th Pope from 235 to 236. He was the fourth of four Popes who were opposed by Hippolytus as the anti Pope in a schism of the church. His reign was only 40 days. His main accomplishment in that time was appointing a bishop for the city of Fondi, Italy. He died on January 3, 236 and January 3rd is his Feast day.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ancient Seven Wonders of the World Fact 28

The majority of the seven wonders were on the rim of the Mediterranean Sea while two were inland. The Pyramids at Giza are about 200 km or 124 miles from the coast and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were about 850 km or 528 miles from the coast.

Ancient Seven Wonders page

Friday, August 8, 2014

Knights Templar Fact 28

The Gonfanier was the knight that held the Templar standard in battle. No knight was allowed to leave the battlefield as long as the standard was raised. That contributed to the high fatalities to the Order over 150 years.

Knights Templar page

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Viking Fact 28

The Viking quote A man's own hand is most to be trusted originated in The Saga of Viga-Glum which was written in Iceland in the 13th century.

Viking page

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

American Civil War Fact 28

The Border states were the slave states that did not leave the Union but they did support the cause of the Confederates. They included Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland and Missouri.

American Civil War page

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ancient Egypt Fact Twenty Eight

The language of the Ancient Egyptians had an influence over the modern languages of Europe. There are many words that have similar pronunciations to the original word in the Egyptian language. For example French, Spanish and Italian all are similar with their respective words for 'desert'.

Ancient Egypt page

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pirate Fact Twenty Eight

The term Dead Men Tell No Tales was an expression that no survivors should be left so their plans would remain concealed.

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