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But what happened to all the scholars and sciencists of Western Rome during the Barbarian Invasions? They didn't pass on their knowledge, and then died of old age. There were a lot of Latin scholars in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. People die. The way that knowledge gets lost is by not being transmitted from generation to generation. In general, society, ...


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The treasure of the Knights Templar is a case in point. Not the one they left for Dan Brown to find out; the one they dug out by apparent accident, which we now call money multiplier. I have no idea what name they had for the thing, nor if they were even conscious they got hold of a treasure in the form of actual, physical, solid gold coins. This however, ...


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The Egyptian labyrinth(s) could possibly be an example of actual treasure hidden behind a puzzle. I had a little difficulty finding a source that "felt reliable". This tantalizingly detailed description: You entered the maze from a descending stairway, hidden on the south side of the pyramid, which led to a small chamber. This apparently led nowhere;...


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Alla Masevich writes in the memoirs under the name "Stars and Satellites in My Life": In fact for Lovell such request was an important reason for advertizing of the telescope. For the first time from the USSR asked for the help, and it, but not in the USA. http://www.ras.ru/FStorage/download.aspx?id=7780a8cf-35f6-4024-8541-69b1adaeeea6 Alla Genrikhovna ...


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The Copper Scroll The Copper Scroll is a Dead Sea scroll found in 1952, unique in that it is of copper (with a little tin), has a list of 63 or 64 locations of treasure with "obscure hints of the locations". Although it was initially disputed whether or not the list was historical rather than legendary, a scholarly consensus seems to be emerging that ...


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One man's lock is another man's puzzle. Combination locks have been used since at least ancient Rome. Whether the lock uses numbers or letters (or other symbols), the combination to be entered may be set based on a riddle or some other piece of knowledge as a mnemonic. The lock is meant to be solved at some future time by someone who has the correct ...


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Here is an interesting recent article related to the subject on BBC News: Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons from which one can learn that surgeons are still using the Nazi anatomic atlas which was made when dissecting the bodies of executed political prisoners. But apparently there is no better atlas... The main author was ...


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The project that Scott Manley is referring to was known as Project A119, and was run at the Armour Research Foundation (ARF), which was based at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The ARF is now known as the IIT Research Institute. The official title of Project A119 was A Study of Lunar Research Flights, and Volume 1 of the report, produced in 1959 by ...


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It is very hard to know know when more than 50 % of Humans over the age of 16 knew that the Earth is roughly spherical. The two regions with the largest populations are China and the Indian subcontinent. It is quite possible that at various times they had a total of two thirds of the world's population. It is said that intellectual elites in India ...


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The Wikipedia article Myth of the flat Earth gives a general summary for the Western world as: According to Stephen Jay Gould, "there never was a period of 'flat Earth darkness' among scholars (regardless of how the public at large may have conceptualized our planet both then and now). ... Historian Jeffrey Burton Russell says the flat-Earth error ...


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