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Nineties rock

An ancient stone circle that stands/ On West Aberdeenshire’s green lands,/ Is 20 years old,/ Researchers were told,/ And built by the last owner’s hands./// An ancient stone circle that standsOn West Aberdeenshire's green landsIs 20 years old,Researchers were told,And … Continue reading

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Cheddars of the Lost Ark

An ancient Egyptian hard cheese/ Was found in the tomb of Ptahmes,/ But though there’s allure/ To cheese so mature,/ Be warned, it may carry disease./// An ancient Egyptian hard cheeseWas found in the tomb of Ptahmes,But though there's allureTo … Continue reading

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Our Arse-Faced Ancestor

Our ancestor lived in the sea/ Around half a billion BC/ Its one single hole/ Performed a dual role/ A pain in the arse, you’ll agree./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38800987 Our ancestor lived in the seaAround half a billion BCIts one single holePerformed … Continue reading

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Outstanding Debts

UK archaeologists found/ Old tablets of wood underground/ With ancient things written/ By Romans in Britain,/ Like “You owe me 10,000 pound!”/// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/ancient-roman-texts-first-londoners-uk-most-important-ever-archaeological-discoveries-a7059271.html UK archaeologists foundOld tablets of wood undergroundWith ancient things writtenBy Romans in Britain,Like "You owe me 10,000 … Continue reading

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King Crowned

Plantagenet Richard the Third/ Whose bones expert teams disinterred/ Was hit on the head/ And this made him dead/ Forensic researchers inferred./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-29222775 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/512314849758830592

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Flaming Pharaoh

When Tutankhamun sadly died/ Embalmers rubbed oil on his hide./ But mummification/ Turned into cremation/ As Tut’s entombed body got fried./// http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/spontaneous-combustion-of-tutankhamuns-mummy.22585023 When Tutankhamun sadly diedEmbalmers rubbed oil on his hide.But mummificationTurned into cremationAs Tut's entombed body got fried. — … Continue reading

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Biggus Dickus

In London forensic analysis/  Of old Roman houses and palaces/  Uncovered a horde/  Of carefully stored/  Good luck charms of fists & of phalluses. ///http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/citys-roman-remains-rival-pompeii-experts-marvel-at-treasures-found-in-excavations-for-new-office-block-8566834.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/322002610339082240

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