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    Same general type as Peter Farinelli? What do you...

    Same general type as Peter Farinelli? What do you think?

    http://www.media4.hw-static.com/wp-content/uploads/6868367.jpg

    When we first came here my father supported Juve so I did too, but now,...
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    That's how I always think of it too. I said years...

    That's how I always think of it too. I said years ago talking about another civilization that it's not really about my "ethnic identity" for me. I'm just always for the civilized core.

    It's a...
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    You could almost say he was raised by British...

    You could almost say he was raised by British stepmothers: the so called scorpioni, a bunch of upper class English women long resident in Florence who refused to leave even during the war. His...
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    The Death of Franco Zeffirelli

    "https://www.cbsnews.com/news/franco-zeffirelli-dies-96-italian-director-known-for-romeo-and-juliet/

    Great interview with him. There are multiple parts, but this is particularly good. His English...
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    Thank you for letting us know, Regio. Today will...

    Thank you for letting us know, Regio. Today will be Zeffirelli day for me. No chore: such brilliant work.
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    The last of the Calabrian "Greeks"

    It's a sad story. There are only a few hundred speakers of Greko left, and most of them are old. No one forced them to give up their language, but events conspired against them. Their refuge was an...
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    Surprising tech found in Pompeii

    See:...
  8. Unusual megalithic monument found in Ireland

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    https://www.thejournal.ie/megalithic-monument-sligo-4682855-Jun2019/

    "Carrowmore in the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland, with 5,500-year-old passage tombs dating from 3,600...
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    And your point is??? As an Italian I take it...

    And your point is???

    As an Italian I take it you're aware that those northern provinces with such high GDPs have loads and loads of Southern Italian immigrants who have been there for upwards of...
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    Sorry, matadworf, I'm not completely sure what...

    Sorry, matadworf, I'm not completely sure what you mean. According to the authors of this paper, that minor Central European/Slavic genetic imprint also made its way to Crete, except for the...
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    It never bothered me when my bisnonna wrung the...

    It never bothered me when my bisnonna wrung the neck of the chickens or bopped the rabbits over the head, but I always found something to do far on the other side of the property if I was there when...
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    Today is Lucio Battisti day for me. :) ...

    Today is Lucio Battisti day for me. :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPWfa3gKUpg

    A funny version where they try to sing it in Spezzino. Only one guy really knows it. That's what has...
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    It's good to finally put to rest the whole...

    It's good to finally put to rest the whole question of the relationship between Sicilians/Peloponnesians/Cretans.

    As I tried to explain over and over again, a lot of the misunderstanding had to...
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    Iosif Lazaridis‏ @iosif_lazaridis...

    Iosif Lazaridis‏ @iosif_lazaridis 22h22 hours ago



    This work started before we published the first genome-wide data from Bronze Age Crete (doi: 10.1038/nature23310) which showed that the Minoan...
  15. Plus, I love the arrogance of this guy who isn't...

    Plus, I love the arrogance of this guy who isn't a winemaker, and for that matter might not even be a wine drinker that he and other scientists could come up with "magnificent new tastes and...
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    Well, I'm not an aficionado of the corrida, but...

    Well, I'm not an aficionado of the corrida, but it's not my country or my business, and as I said upthread I don't think what the bull goes through is any more torturous than conditions in most...
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    I don't know how much more clearly the authors...

    I don't know how much more clearly the authors could have put it. Those three areas show less influence from anyone. It's isolation and then drift.

    As for the "there must be Turkish" blood in...
  18. Our wine is practically the same as that of the Romans

    Who knew they also drank Pinot Noir and Syrah. :) Love them both!

    See:...
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    The emphasis these days is on the risk to the...

    The emphasis these days is on the risk to the health of women, and yes, childbirth is one of them. Ignored is the fact that a lot of men do jobs that aren't at all safe, and it impacts their...
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    "The genetic effects of the Arab...

    "The genetic effects of the Arab occupationReligious strife and a failed revolution in Arabic Andalusia in the beginning of the 9th century resulted in the exile of a large segment of the population...
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    I wish they had included South Italian samples...

    I wish they had included South Italian samples rather than just Sicilian samples. See, I'm never satisfied. :)

    "Both PCA and ADMIXTURE point to the strong genetic similarities between Cretans and...
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    I haven't yet read their explanation for it, but...

    I haven't yet read their explanation for it, but imo, isolation, isolation, isolation is usually the reason. It's why the internal plateau Sardinians don't plot near anyone else.

    I'm convinced...
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    "These Neolithic settlers and subsequent waves of...

    "These Neolithic settlers and subsequent waves of Neolithic migrants (Broodbank & Strasser, 1991; Cherry, 1981; Nowicki, 2008; Weinberg, 1965) established the first advanced European civilization,...
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    The Genetic history of Crete

    Very interesting:

    See:
    Petros Drineas et al

    "Genetic history of the population of Crete"


    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ahg.12328
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    Within our lifetimes, most manual labor will be...

    Within our lifetimes, most manual labor will be done by robots. One of the last good paying jobs for non-college graduates is truck driving. They've been testing robot and self-driving trucks for...
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