Blog/History

The Treasure Fleet that Sunk & Set in Motion the Decline of Spain

There is little doubt that Spain was once the Financial Capital of the West. Their discovery of America produced mountains of gold and silver to the point that they [...]

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Hoard of Roman Gold Found from the Last Days of Rome

There were more than 100 gold Roman coins discovered in a buried hoard in the Cressoni theatre in Como, north of Milan. What I have examined from the photographs [...]

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Who was the Richest Man in Ancient History

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You are a history buff. Who was the richest person in ancient times? Has there ever been a trillionaire? PD ANSWER: The Roman Emperor [...]

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Precious Metals were Worth Less than the Coinage

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I do not understand your statement that even when coins were silver and gold, they were still a form of fiat money. Could you explain that [...]

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Coins of the Siege of Masada

  QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; I tried to search to see if the Romans ever issued any coins to announce the victory over Masada. I did not find any mention of [...]

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Has 95 become the New 65 for Retirement?

One of the more interesting downsides of the collapse in socialism is the impact upon the elderly. The data now shows that since the 2007-2009 recession, about [...]

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Documenting History with Coins & How they Prove What We Were Taught is Not Always Correct

QUESTION: Dear Martin, I have been researching facts about history and there is strong evidence that what we were taught in school doesn’t fit with the [...]

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The Judaea Move for Independence 66-70AD

QUESTION: Was the first Jewish revolt about taxes? I think you said it was previously. HJB ANSWER: Correct. While there were tensions over religion, what really [...]

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Oldest Version of Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey was Just Discovered

A remarkable discovery has been made and reported by the BBC. A clay tablet recording the story of Odysseus after the fall of Troy by Homer who is the famous Greek [...]

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Celtic Gold Ring Money Discovered in Ireland

Gold rings were discovered in Ireland and they seem to be uncertain about their original use. The Celts did not create their own coins for many centuries. They used [...]

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