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Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby mrswdk on Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:07 am

FOR generations experts have argued over exactly who was responsible for creating Stonehenge.

Now scientists in London believe they have found the answer… and it’s all down to a bunch of farmers originally from Turkey.


https://www.metro.news/stonehenge-was-p ... y/1522017/

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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby mrswdk on Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 am

England actually has quite a proud history of being Turkish. England's patron saint, who is celebrated with a public holiday every year and whose banner is on both the English and British flag, was also a Turk:

All nations need heroes. What we know of St George makes him a fine one - though very little of his story can be a certainty. But from fairly contemporary references, it looks as though he was born a Christian in Cappadocia, now in eastern Turkey and may have been of some "Darian" - Persian - blood too.

His mother came from what was then the larger area of Palestine (Israel and the Occupied Territories today). The Roman Empire had at the time spread all over this region. George joined the Roman army, becoming a fairly high-ranking officer. But he fell foul of the Emperor Diocletian, who, fearing a plot against his pagan second-in-command, embarked on a systematic terror against all Christian believers. George refused to bow to Diocletian and abandon his religion. Anticipating trouble, he gave his property to the poor and freed his slaves. He was imprisoned, tortured, and finally beheaded at Nicomedia, on April 23, 303AD.


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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby saxitoxin on Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:43 pm

If Stonehenge were in France it would have burned down months ago.
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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby HitRed on Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:51 pm

It turns out TREES are going to be the biggest issue in rebuilding. France needs 1,600 in a size that hasn't existed in France for 500 years.

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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby saxitoxin on Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:59 pm

HitRed wrote:It turns out TREES are going to be the biggest issue in rebuilding. France needs 1,600 in a size that hasn't existed in 500 years.

Oregon *ring* *ring*


No American trees to France until Macron withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement.

If he's unwilling to do that he can always grow his own trees and the rebuilding can start in 2419. Or use corrugated plastic. They can fund it by selling sponsorships; PaddyPower and Hyundai could each get their logo on one of the spires at a certain investment level.
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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby mookiemcgee on Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:28 pm

HitRed wrote:It turns out TREES are going to be the biggest issue in rebuilding. France needs 1,600 in a size that hasn't existed in France for 500 years.

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do you have a link, this interests me... France has plenty of forests, and some very fine quality tight grain white oak is exported to the USA for winemaking.
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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby Dukasaur on Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:50 pm

mookiemcgee wrote:
HitRed wrote:It turns out TREES are going to be the biggest issue in rebuilding. France needs 1,600 in a size that hasn't existed in France for 500 years.

Oregon *ring* *ring*


do you have a link, this interests me... France has plenty of forests, and some very fine quality tight grain white oak is exported to the USA for winemaking.


It may have fine quality trees, but none of them are large enough. All of Europe's great forests were cut down over the centuries.

Sorry, don't have a link. I heard it in an interview on the BBC.
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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby HitRed on Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:37 pm

mookiemcgee wrote:
HitRed wrote:It turns out TREES are going to be the biggest issue in rebuilding. France needs 1,600 in a size that hasn't existed in France for 500 years.

Oregon *ring* *ring*


do you have a link, this interests me... France has plenty of forests, and some very fine quality tight grain white oak is exported to the USA for winemaking.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-new ... l-14383757
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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby mookiemcgee on Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:43 pm

Thanks, yes I dug up a few more as well... one from canada said they had the trees big enough and would be happy to supply them but they couldn't do the same type of wood.
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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby riskllama on Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:55 pm

yeah, i believe the beams in question were made of oak. and i'd imagine you'd be hard pressed to find oak trees anywhere today that would be big enough. maybe they should look at repurposing some old ship masts or something...*shrugs*.
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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby DoomYoshi on Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:10 pm

just use some French maids to cut down my morning wood. If I have 2 naps a day we'll have it finished in no time.
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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby The ram on Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:13 am

mrswdk wrote:England actually has quite a proud history of being Turkish. England's patron saint, who is celebrated with a public holiday every year and whose banner is on both the English and British flag, was also a Turk:


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ewasbornin


St George's day is the 23rd of April. It's never been a public holiday and has never really been celebrated. The flag means more than the legend of St George slaying a dragon. Remember that red cross was flown during the crusades, so whoever George was, he certainly wasn't a Turk of modern day Turkey.
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Re: Stonehenge was 'built by Turks'

Postby mrswdk on Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:05 am

The ram wrote:
mrswdk wrote:England actually has quite a proud history of being Turkish. England's patron saint, who is celebrated with a public holiday every year and whose banner is on both the English and British flag, was also a Turk:


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ewasbornin


St George's day is the 23rd of April. It's never been a public holiday and has never really been celebrated.


St George's Day 2019 Events In London

https://londonist.com/london/things-to- ... -in-london

This sort of Morris-dancing-knights-in-shining-armour-wave-your-English-flag freakery goes on up and down the country on St George's Day.

The ram wrote:The flag means more than the legend of St George slaying a dragon. Remember that red cross was flown during the crusades, so whoever George was, he certainly wasn't a Turk of modern day Turkey.


Saint George (Greek: Γεώργιος, Geṓrgios; Latin: Georgius; d. 23 April 303[4]) was a soldier of Cappadocian Greek origins, member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith.

George was an historical figure. According to an account by Metaphrastes, he was born in Cappadocia (in modern Turkey) to a noble Christian family; his mother was Palestinian.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George
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