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Andrew Ledford
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Lives in Long Beach, California


Happy Lunar New Year 
To G+ Friends And 
The World

Here is a picture taken a while back. I used to visit Taiwan annually for Chinese New Year 

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+Amber Pan I would love to visit Taiwan again. It is one of my favorite places 
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Bronze mirror linked to Shaman Queen Himiko found in China for 1st time
I think I have posted previously about this type of mirror found in archaeological sites in Japan . 
If you enjoy Japanese and Chinese history you should find this archaeological clue interesting. It connects the state of Wei (you may remember Wei from Sun Tzu’s book the Art Of War) and Japan’s third-century shaman queen Himiko. 
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Spectacular Japanese Matchlock Pistol – mid 19th century
A few days ago I posted an amazing Japanese snaphaunce pistol, from the 1650s.
Today I am following up with an equally beautiful but less historically interesting matchlock from the mid 1800s. The workmanship on this pistol is quite exceptional. 
peashooter85: “An incredible hand carved, gold and silver inlaid matchlock pistol originating from Japan, mid 19th century. ”
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Island Building In Japan
The formation of a new land mass is always interesting. I have seen some video about the equipment +NHK uses to document this historic event. They have some unique camera drones that can get up close and personal, even with lava bombs (volcanic bomb) and cinder flying through the air. 

#japan   #volcano   #island   #NHK  
Japan has Some Fascinating Geology. Watch The Earth Do A Little Island Building In The Land Of The Rising Sun
This video was Published on Feb 26, 2015
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New Ancient Mesoamerican City Found In Honduras
A joint Honduran-American expedition has confirmed the presence of extensive pre-Columbian ruins in Mosquitia in eastern Honduras, a region rumored to contain ruins of a lost "White City" or "City of the Monkey God."
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1944, VW Type 166 Schwimmwagen, 4 Wheel Drive, Floating Car.

The VW Type 128 and 166 Schwimmwagen (literally Floating/Swimming Car) were amphibious four-wheel drive off-roaders, used extensively by the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS during the Second World War. The Type 166 is the most numerous mass-produced amphibious car in history. 
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The Volkswagen Type 166 is a buoyant SUV with all-wheel drive. It was developed on the basis of the KDF car and the Volkswagen Type 82 for Special Forces. Colloquially, the Type 166 is also referred to as VW swimmer or commonly known as swimming car
manoftheworldmagazine: “ "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - André Gide, French Novelist This can help to leave the shore… 1944, VW Type 166...
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+Daniel Hartman The Wikipedia article did say the first models “easily suffered hull-ruptures at the front cross-member, as well as in the wheel-wells” 
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On March 1st or 2nd the legendary WWII Japanese battleship the Musashi Was Found in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines.
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Tlingit armor composed of Manchu Dynasty Coins. Is this really Tlingit armor? If so it must have an amazing story to tell
Are there other Tlingit people besides the North American tribes? 
From Wikipedia
The Tlingit are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America.

It would also be helpful to know when the last of these coins was minted. I believe the Manchu Dynasty lasted about 300 years, from 1644 to 1912. I can see these coins being used as trade goods when this part of the world was colonized by Russia. The first permanent European settlement in Alaska was founded in 1784. In 1867 America purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.

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Exceptionally nice Scythian Bow, Quiver and Arrows, from the 3rd to 1st Century BC
archaicwonder: “Scythian Bow, Quiver and Arrows, c. 3rd-1st Century BC This set is exceptional for both its rarity and its remarkable state of preservation. The bow, which is composed of a bamboo...
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Do you need an inexpensive light tent for product photography
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Mystery at Richard III Grave Deepens With Discovery Of A Lead Coffin Containing The Skeleton Of An Elderly Woman, Possibly From The Last Half Of The 13th Century
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Here is a video of the VW Schwimmwagen
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Volkswagen Schwimmwagens used the engine and mechanicals of the VW Type 86 four-wheel drive prototype of the Kübelwagen and the Type 87 four-wheel drive 'Kübel/Beetle' Command Car, which in turn were based on the platform of the civilian Volkswagen Beetle. Erwin Komenda, Ferdinand Porsche's first car body designer, was forced to develop an all-new unitized bodytub structure since the flat floorpan chassis of the existing VW vehicles was unsuited to smooth movement through water. Komenda patented his ideas for the swimming car at the German Patent office.
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Long Beach, California
Los Angeles Metro area California - Orange County, California - Huntington Beach, California - Phoenix, Arizona
My G+ stream is like following a virtual museum, Community Television, Video, Social Media, G+, & Dogs

I am working on two community Television programs. One is about local history, places, and events and the other is about local dog culture. I am offering Sponsors the opportunity to have me as a Community Outreach Ambassador for the Long Beach, CA. area, Southern California, or to help connect with a modern dog culture. I can be your Community Liaison and friendly local spokesperson.

Some of my interests include behavior, history, art, geology, archaeology, and nature. Many people think I like country music because I wear a cowboy hat, but I really prefer classical music.

I am also interested in building websites, online marketing, and creating media. Especially video. I enjoy doing both online and offline video. If you are interested in talking about dogs, online learning, making websites, marketing, or media add me to your circle and let the conversation begin.

Circles that I might fit nicely into are

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