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Anticyra (Locris)

Anticyra was a town reported to be Locris in ancient Greece, but now believed to be an error of ancient commentators. The existence of two ancient towns named Anticyra in central Greece is accepted by mainstream scholarship: Anticyra and Anticyra in Thessaly. William Smith, writing in the mid-19th century, reported that the supposed Anticyra in Locris was identified as the same as the one in Phocis by most modern scholars. Livy, however, expressly says that the Locrian Anticyra was situated on the left hand in entering the Corinthian Gulf, and at a short distance both by sea land from Naup ...

Nebraska Man

Nebraska Man was a name applied to Hesperopithecus haroldcookii, a putative species of ape. It was heralded as the first higher primate of North America. It was originally described by Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1922, on the basis of a tooth found by rancher and geologist Harold Cook in Nebraska in 1917. Although Nebraska man was not a deliberate hoax, the original classification proved to be a mistake, and was retracted in 1927. Hesperopithecus means "ape of the western world," and haroldcookii was given as the species name in reference to Cook.


Runamo is a cracked dolerite dike in Sweden that was for centuries held to be a runic inscription and gave rise to a famous scholarly controversy in the 19th century. It is located 2.7 km from the church of Brakne-Hoby in Blekinge, in South-Sweden. For hundreds of years people said it was possible to read an inscription, and learned men referred to it. As early as the 12th century, the Danish chronicler Saxo Grammaticus reported in the introduction to his Gesta Danorum that the runic inscription was no longer legible being too worn down. This had been established by a delegation sent by th ...


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