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Jun 1 2013, 4:10am

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Humm... [In reply to] Can't Post

I happen to know a bit Chinese history which shows how ancient the beacon warning system would be. The last king of Western Zhou Dynasty, King You who reigned from 781 to 771 BC, lost his kingdom because he abused the beacon warning system to fool his nobles (like the shepherd boy cried wolf story) so as to please his concubine.

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The (Biblical) Beacons of Gondor ... Did Tolkien Know? News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree May 21 2013, 11:26pm
    Probably - geordie Send a private message to geordie May 22 2013, 11:57am
        Or even during the Napoleonic wars sador Send a private message to sador May 22 2013, 12:12pm
        Yes, in fact elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 May 22 2013, 2:28pm
            Something to be remembered geordie Send a private message to geordie May 22 2013, 3:17pm
                AS a scholar Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff May 23 2013, 8:37am
    It has great interest as a "dating" tool Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 22 2013, 1:48pm
    Humm... Lala Send a private message to Lala Jun 1 2013, 4:10am


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