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Old 29th December 2005, 11:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: What period in history would you have loved to go back and see for yourself

Batle of the Roses.I'd loved to have meet Richard III.Mind you I'd love to watch all of British history unfold.So when someone invents a time machine please give it to me
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Old 30th December 2005, 03:29 AM   #17 (permalink)
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lol...so I am not the only fan of the Wars of the Roses (note the line below my name: the Sun in Splendour)...

I would like to go back to the Middle Age Ireland(ah..the charm of the merry Irish people..I want to see the Druids too!so perhaps earlier for Ireland), Scotland and England, not that much of a fan for France or the rest of the continent at that time, certainly later periods, perhaps the Enlightenment is when the French became somewhat charming...

Don't want to go back to Rome that much...

Oh yes I would like to see the haydays of Imperial China, want to meet the Confucius himself...and to see the glory that is of the Emperor..perhaps Tang dynasty and the North Song dynasty would be wonderful...I would like to meet all those great poets and court officials(usually both are the same person) and even perhaps the Emperors themselves...

hmmm...actually I really want to be EVERYWHERE to witness EVERYTHING...and I agree with nixie that I would like to see the unfolding of the British history especially...it would be painful for me to see the Middle Kingdom(China) in its decline and the rest of Europe or Asia is just not as interesting...
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Old 30th December 2005, 11:12 AM   #18 (permalink)
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17th century, (think that's it!) the time of fops and dandies and highway men and guys in powdered wigs and frock coats. i LOVE that look, that whole romantic thing.

i wouldn't want to go back to ancient greece, after studying it for so long i dont' think i could cope with the way they percieved women. same goes for rome. egypt would be fascinating, to watch them build the pyramids.
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Old 30th December 2005, 11:15 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I'd love to go back to "...a long time ago..."

In a galaxy far, far away.
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Old 30th December 2005, 11:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Re: What period in history would you have loved to go back and see for yourself

go back to about 200.000 BC and see how the Neanderthales got extinct
go to Egypt and witnees the building of a pyramide ( and answer all those scientific questions, especialy the ones on the vase, and the tomb)
go to the Azain empires
go to the Greek and skip between the and the Romans and The Belgicae( need the beer)
ans then sit back and anjoy the other progressses...
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Old 30th December 2005, 01:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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go back to about 200.000 BC and see how the Neanderthales got extinct
go to Egypt and witnees the building of a pyramide ( and answer all those scientific questions, especialy the ones on the vase, and the tomb)
go to the Azain empires
go to the Greek and skip between the and the Romans and The Belgicae( need the beer)
ans then sit back and anjoy the other progressses...
can't seem to edit the previous post, I'd like to add that all of the previous would be intreguing for me to see how Europe was affected by this. There wasn't any real European structure until about 1000 BC, so I'd like to spend some time in the times mentioned above first. doesn't quite stroke this thread though...
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Old 30th December 2005, 01:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Re: What period in history would you have loved to go back and see for yourself

Not a particular century but I would love to go back to a time before alot of technology when man lived in harmony with the earth.
When Paganism was the prominent religion.
I know it would be practically impossible for us as a race to go back but I would like to of seen this time.
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Old 2nd January 2006, 08:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I would like to go back to ancient Rome and meet Cicero. And go back and find out exactly how and why agriculture started. And to various places to find out some family history. And to ancient Sumer.
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Old 13th January 2006, 12:46 AM   #24 (permalink)
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medievil Japan at the height of the samurai's glory.
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Old 16th January 2006, 09:49 PM   #25 (permalink)
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That would be interesting.

I wouldn't mind haveing a snout round the Byzantium empire, either.
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Old 29th January 2006, 01:31 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Two weeks in Paris 1788 or so, just before the guillotine... So that I could get a feel of what it was like for all the common peoples to have a dream on their doorstep...

Of course, soon after it all went awefully sour...
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Old 29th January 2006, 07:00 PM   #27 (permalink)
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go back to about 200.000 BC and see how the Neanderthales got extinct
Cornelius...you'd have to go much later than that (much closer to our own time). The Neanderthals stuck around until approximately 29,000 to 30,000 years ago. They were just getting started at 200,000 BC.

I agree, though, it would be interesting to go back and see how they really lived, how smart they really were (probably pretty smart), and to see how much language they really had (I'm betting more than they are sometimes given credit for). Oh, yeah, and to see if there really was any interbreeding going on between the Neanderthals and H. sapiens. Inquiring minds want to know.

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Old 29th January 2006, 07:02 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I would love to have been at the Easter Uprising
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Old 19th May 2006, 05:40 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Re: What period in history would you have loved to go back and see for yourself

Viewing the earlier posts, I must say it's a difficult question... there are so many periods I'd like to visit!

After having been to North-Wales recently, I would like to go back to the late 13th, early 14th century in Wales. I'm really curious about the difference in culture between the Welsh and the English in that period. Also, I would like to visit the castles, which I only saw as ruins, see how life was then.
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Old 19th May 2006, 07:26 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Cornelius...you'd have to go much later than that (much closer to our own time). The Neanderthals stuck around until approximately 29,000 to 30,000 years ago. They were just getting started at 200,000 BC.

I agree, though, it would be interesting to go back and see how they really lived, how smart they really were (probably pretty smart), and to see how much language they really had (I'm betting more than they are sometimes given credit for). Oh, yeah, and to see if there really was any interbreeding going on between the Neanderthals and H. sapiens. Inquiring minds want to know.
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