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Feb 22nd 2013 9:19AM Despite claims made later, the cabin Lincoln was born in was likely destroyed by the time of his assassination. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site labels the replica cabin, which was built thirty years after his death, the "Traditional Lincoln Birthplace Cabin." However, the significance of the two Hodgenville sites (birthplace and boyhood home) are found in the setting itself.
Feb 22nd 2013 8:47AM Abraham Lincoln's wife never met her husbands father. Lincoln's mother died when he was 9 and his family were backwoods log cabin people and was ill equipt to move in the circle that his son moved in when his son Abe
In 1840,became engaged to Mary Todd who was from a wealthy slave-holding family in Lexington, Kentucky
~They met in Springfield, Illinois, in December 1839 and were engaged the following December.
A wedding set for January 1, 1841, was canceled when the two broke off their engagement at Lincoln's initiative.
~They later met again at a party and married on November 4, 1842, in the Springfield mansion of Mary's married sister.
~While preparing for the nuptials and feeling anxiety again, Lincoln, when asked where he was going, replied, "To hell, I suppose."
May 26th 2012 5:21PM Sand probably was problem but not as it is today. The Giza plateau in ancient times got it's share of sand storms more than likely but there was a wall around the pyramids which is no longer there. I read an article about an Arab official that ordered one of the pyramids dismantled and they gave up after giving it a good try. Recent findings indicate that the pyramid at Abu Rawash north of Giza was completed but later razed to the ground as a source for stone. Only the entrance ramp below the pyramid has survived.
May 26th 2012 7:35AM I've read a lot of books about ancient Egypt and I've often questioned that when it came to the pyramids, especially the three at Giza, why so large? More than a display of vanity and one-up-manship, my conclusion or theory is that even in ancient times structures were stripped for their stones so they figured the bigger it is the harder it will be to tear it down. Even stripped of it's funerary complex, and casing stones the great pyramid still stands. After the Arab conquest the casing stones were removed and used to build structures in Cairo. That a world treasure could be treated that way is almost unbelievable in the modern world. Part of the causeway and valley temple for the pyramid of Khufu are believed to be below parts of modern Giza.