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History Writer: Jon Tompson

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Jon Tompson is a baby boomer from London where he studied at University of Westminster and worked at a ZOO. He has lived in Honduras’ Trujillo since the early 1990s and loves history.

Roatan and the other four Bay Islands enjoyed the status of being a full-fledged British Conoly from 1852 until 1859.

One of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the scientific world was the finding of the Crystal Skull of Doom.

The first contact that the Paya Indians had with Europeans occurred on July 30, 1502.

On the beach, roughly three quarters of the way from the west end of the island to Roatan airport, is

One of the most illustrious and capable of all the privateers to visit Roatan was Captain William Dampier. He sailed

lans for an inter-oceanic railway in Honduras started in 1857, but the project was mired in corruption and embezzlement. By

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