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Preserving Ireland's Ancient, Mysterious Tree-Based Alphabet: An Ogham stone at Kilmalkedar. This one commemorates "Máel-Inbher, son of Broccán.

Ogham stone located within a 12th century church at Ardmore Co Waterford.

Ogham stone located within a 12th century church at Ardmore Co Waterford.

Ogham is the oldest known form of written Irish.  It consists of an alphabet made of 20 characters named after types of tree and is at least 1,700 years old.  Inscriptions in Ogham  pronounced o-am  are thought to date back to at least the 4th century A

Ogham is the oldest known form of written Irish. It consists of an alphabet made of 20 characters named after types of tree and is at least years old. Inscriptions in Ogham – pronounced o-am – are thought to date back to at least the century AD.

A key to the Ogham alphabet—on the sides of stones, the main "stem" is vertically oriented instead of horizontal.

Preserving Ireland's Ancient, Mysterious Tree-Based Alphabet

A key to the anchient Irish Ogham alphabet—on the sides of stones, the main "stem" is vertically oriented instead of horizontal. (Image: Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language/Public Domain)

The 1,500-year-old monument covers 300 acres and might have been built by the Huns.

Mysterious stone monument found in Kazakhstan is way bigger than Stonehenge

Henry and Thomas James Dixon, no. 50, "King’s Head Inn Yard, Southwark" (1881), carbon print mounted on card, from 'Relics of Old London' (Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, 1875–1886, courtesy Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection)

King's Head Inn yard, Southwark, This photograph was commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London to form part o.

Aberlemno Sculptured Stones  This week the picture of the Serpent stone above caught my attention. It is one of the Aberlemno Stones near Aberlemno village in Angus Scotland. Located in this area there are five pictish stones. The Picts were people who lived in ancient Eastern and Northern Scotland. I am by no means an expert in history, although I find it extremely interesting.

Serpent Stone in Aberlemno, Angus, Scotland ~ an unshaped standing stone, bearing incised Pictish symbols whose meanings are unknown. It's considered one of the finest & best-preserved Pictish symbol stones still standing in or near its original position.

GILAN    xvi. FOLKLORE – Encyclopaedia Iranica

The folklore of Gilān is a striking example of the intricate ties between pre-Islamic practices and Islamic rituals.

archaeology, Beyond Science, Early Contact With the Americas Reconsidering History New Evidence Ancient Chinese Explorers Landed in America Excites Experts By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times  Petroglyphs found in Arizona that show ancient Chinese script. (Courtesy of John Ruskamp)

New Evidence Ancient Chinese Explorers Landed in America Excites Experts

An adobe house at 9th and Mateo, circa 1900, in what's now L.A.'s downtown arts district. Hand-colored lantern slide

An adobe house at and Mateo, circa in what's now L.'s downtown arts district.

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