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Tink I enjoyed that immensely, more than ever before -- I went to YouTube to upvote, and discovered it is coming up onto 3.5 million hits! Do you play it yourself?

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Yes, as a matter of fact, I played (a simplified solo version) of Danse Macabre in a music recital in 5th grade. :)

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I think this is the version of the music we used.

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Remarkable, Tink

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Yes SFA, I did enjoy that 'pestilential tale from the Tube.' The possibility of railway construction encountering Plague Pits certainly does bring that tragic history home! I have read that the last time the plague came to London, trailing over from 1665 into 1666, evoked that Biblical reference and had people wondering if this was, indeed, the end of the world foretold in Revelations.

If anyone would like a fascinating history of the 14th century, when the plague rampaged through Europe, here is one I myself learned much from and appreciated;


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I’ll look that up.

With a major new rail line under construction we have had some recent major digs,relocating thousands of graves.

During one of them they found the grave of Captain Flinders ,the first explorer to circumnavigate Australia by land.

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You know what, I have never really gotten it sorted out as to the British Isles, the United Kingdom, Great Britain, etc...anyway, Wikipedia tries to help with its colored lines but I probably still won't 'get it' permanently...

I also looked to see how long the British Isles have supported human life, and there is an article in The Guardian talking about 900,000 years, give-or-take, although continuous human habitation for 'only' 12,000 years or so.

Point being, with all those people over all that time, it's no wonder that everybody might have to be just buried on top of each other, and get dug up every time today's folk build something new! Here is that article from The Guardian, followed by the colored lines getting the British Isles figured out; the Republic of Ireland not being part of anything, it's just on its own!  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/jul/07/first-humans-britain-stone-tools

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Of course i find on my various forums that many folk refer to England when they mean Britain.
And i have read many times these last couple of weeks that the UK is in lockdown,
It isn’t-England and now some of Scotland is.
And i have had to explain many times that Wales is not in England!
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British_Isles_Euler_Diagram_13.webarchive.pdf

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