Fighting Robots

These are robots which I classify as being used to compete for fun or sport however they are large robots and not the smaller ones used for home entertainment. MegaBots / Great Metal / FutureWise /      

Ormanpark Peacocks

This beautiful peacock was at a zoo (basically a few cages) in Ormanpark, a park located in Adapazarı, the capital of the Sakarya Province in Turkey.  For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com The best way to support this website is to share it and this article across social media and with your friends. Let…

Historic Findings: Turkic Khaganate

nejron / 123RF Stock Photo   A Turkic monument was discovered in eastern Mongolia, consisting of a stone sarcophagus at the center surrounded by 14 stone pillars each bearing inscriptions called tamga. The ruins were dated to the 8th century during the Second Turkic Khaganate, an alliance of nomadic clans under a Khagan located in…

ToT Facts #1: Vermont vs Bahrain

For use elsewhere, credit: Tome of Trovius, https://tomeoftrovius.com     Vermont GDP https://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?reqid=70&step=10&isuri=1&7003=200&7035=-1&7004=sic&7005=1&7006=xx&7036=-1&7001=1200&7002=1&7090=70&7007=-1&7093=levels#reqid=70&step=10&isuri=1&7003=200&7004=naics&7035=-1&7005=1&7006=xx&7001=1200&7036=-1&7002=1&7090=70&7007=-1&7093=levels   Bahrain GDP http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2017/02/weodata/weorept.aspx?pr.x=32&pr.y=19&sy=2015&ey=2016&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=512%2C672%2C914%2C946%2C612%2C137%2C614%2C546%2C311%2C962%2C213%2C674%2C911%2C676%2C193%2C548%2C122%2C556%2C912%2C678%2C313%2C181%2C419%2C867%2C513%2C682%2C316%2C684%2C913%2C273%2C124%2C868%2C339%2C921%2C638%2C948%2C514%2C943%2C218%2C686%2C963%2C688%2C616%2C518%2C223%2C728%2C516%2C558%2C918%2C138%2C748%2C196%2C618%2C278%2C624%2C692%2C522%2C694%2C622%2C142%2C156%2C449%2C626%2C564%2C628%2C565%2C228%2C283%2C924%2C853%2C233%2C288%2C632%2C293%2C636%2C566%2C634%2C964%2C238%2C182%2C662%2C359%2C960%2C453%2C423%2C968%2C935%2C922%2C128%2C714%2C611%2C862%2C321%2C135%2C243%2C716%2C248%2C456%2C469%2C722%2C253%2C942%2C642%2C718%2C643%2C724%2C939%2C576%2C644%2C936%2C819%2C961%2C172%2C813%2C132%2C199%2C646%2C733%2C648%2C184%2C915%2C524%2C134%2C361%2C652%2C362%2C174%2C364%2C328%2C732%2C258%2C366%2C656%2C734%2C654%2C144%2C336%2C146%2C263%2C463%2C268%2C528%2C532%2C923%2C944%2C738%2C176%2C578%2C534%2C537%2C536%2C742%2C429%2C866%2C433%2C369%2C178%2C744%2C436%2C186%2C136%2C925%2C343%2C869%2C158%2C746%2C439%2C926%2C916%2C466%2C664%2C112%2C826%2C111%2C542%2C298%2C967%2C927%2C443%2C846%2C917%2C299%2C544%2C582%2C941%2C474%2C446%2C754%2C666%2C698%2C668&s=NGDPD&grp=0&a=   Vermont Area Census of Population and Housing, 2010 CPH-2. Population and Housing Unit Counts Pages 1 & 41 https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/cph-2-1.pdf   Bahrain Area Demographic Yearbook Collection, 2011-2015,  DYB 2012 – individual tables & notes, Table 3 https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic-social/products/dyb/index.cshtml https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2012/Table03.pdf…

Historic Findings: Urartu in Erzurum & Van

belchonock / 123RF Stock Photo The Urartu civilization is bursting onto the scene. An Iron Age kingdom based between Lakes Van and Sevan, with a small presence near Lake Urmia, they had long been the antagonists of the Assyrians to the south and are regarded as the ancestors of the modern Armenian people. Near the…

Historic Findings: Zoroastrianism in Anatolia

nejron / 123RF Stock Photo The archaeological site Oluz Höyük is located in the Amasya province of Turkey, one of a number of provinces bordering the Black Sea provinces. The site is near a village close to the border of the Çorum province. It would be rather ordinary and dull, except for the fact that…

Roman Findings: Julian Landing, Augustan-era Ships, Sümela Chapel

bloodua / 123RF Stock Photo   The landing site of Julius Caesar’s British Invasion has a new contender at Pegwell Bay based on carbon dating of weapons, similarities to the fortress of Alésia and the size of the bay compared to Caesar’s fleet size. The research was carried out by researchers from the University of Leicester….

Historic Findings: Tablets of Assyria & Fabergé Knives

kmiragaya / 123RF Stock Photo   Assyrian Tablets A trove of Assyrian tablets, 93 in total, have been discovered near the small village of Bassetki, northern Iraq, dating to around 1250 BCE. Two Mittani cuneiform tablets were also found, belonging to a civilization which was located north of the Assyrians. The ruins that the tablets…

Roman Findings #1-20

Roman Findings: Metro House, Amasra Sea Ruins Roman Findings: Beit Shemesh Monastery, 1,000 Doliche Seals Roman Findings: Caesarea Mosaic, Roman Boxing Roman Findings: Julian Landing, Augustan-era Ships, Sümela Chapel Roman & Byzantine Ships Hampshire Temple Sümela Chapel Kahramanmaraş Necropolis Çorum Hermes Denizli Sewage Marble Roman Findings: Caligula’s Stolen Mosaic EB2AB Roman Lead Stolen Mosaics Remains…

Historic Findings #21-40

Historic Findings: Seljuk Tablets Tablets found in the south of Turkey add to their early history Historic Findings: Turkic Khaganate A memorial mound to a long dead Yabgu may hold secrets of the ancient Khaganate of the steppe. Historic Findings: Ile-Ife Glass The glass beads from Ile-Ife have been analyzed more thoroughly  Historic Findings: Griffin…