Orders chest of HMS Eagle with sealing wax spots, c. 1804
This chest was used to store the orders and money that a ship needed during the voyage. This chest belongs to the Admiralty and was sealed before the voyage began.
Only when at sea was the captain allowed to open it and receive the orders, in the presence of his senior officers who served as witnesses.
You have to chuckle…
Well, I’m off to knock down the pyramids because the Egyptians had slaves for 5,000 years. Wish me luck…
The Associated Press
AP announced earlier this week that they would no longer release police photographs (mug shots) of those arrested as part of their reporting. Though it was not stated explicitly, the sense is that a stream of black faces associated with crime was not very woke – not enough equity perhaps?
Make of that what you will.
Roman Naval Workmanship
This is the Roman River Barge De Meern 1, excavated in Leidsche Rijn (a neighborhood in Western Utrecht in the Central Netherlands) in 2003 and now in a Museum.
The River Barge was built of Dutch oak, the felling date of which could be dendrochronologically dated to 148 AD ± 6.
De Meern 1 was repaired at least twice in the second half of the second century (felling dates 157 and 164) and was probably in use for 50 to 60 years, as indicated by the accompanying finds of leather sandals, which had a cut that was common in the years 190 to 200.
The ship was about 75 feet long and 8 feet wide. It had a rudder and a square sail. The deck structure included a captain’s cabin, in which a toolbox and personal belongings of the captain were still found during the investigations. In addition to the finds, the barge was abandoned in a great hurry and sank quickly, possibly during an accidental mooring maneuver.
Those Italians got around.
Dakota Fire Hole
I never made one but I had a conversation recently with somebody who recommends them for smoke-free breakfasts in the hinterland. I looked it up and came up with this:
He uses a Dutch oven, which makes sense. The woodcraft to do this when camping is beyond what I am presently inclined to do. I just fire up the Coleman gas stove. But it’s good to have the knowledge.
Just a thought. Progressives don’t force-vax people who are armed with Colt 1911s set in Condition One. In fact, they want no part of such people. Europeans don’t carry those handguns anymore, do they? Neither do Australians. Pity.
If you want a jab, that’s fine. If not, it should also be fine — my body, my choice, right? (now this)
MikeW Lives in Thailand
He doesn’t live here. I’ve seen photos of his fancy new house, but he doesn’t have the sweeping balcony/deck.
As we prepare for Sunday – “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14
Art by the French School, dated 1650.