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A group about World History so that I do not end up spamming my USA and Non USA News Group

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How the British Divided Up the Arab World

Started by Hope. Last reply by Chris Oct 15, 2016. 7 Replies

How the British Divided Up the Arab WorldThe development of the modern nation states throughout the Arab world is a fascinating and heartbreaking process. 100 years ago, most Arabs were part of the…Continue

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History Snippets

Started by Doone. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 12, 2016. 3 Replies

AN AMERICAN CREATION STORYby Akim ReinhardtThere is scientific evidence indicating that Asiatic peoples migrated…Continue

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Old Time Religion and Buildings

Started by Doone. Last reply by Onyango Makagutu Nov 30, 2012. 1 Reply

Tatev Monastery - Tatev, ArmeniaThe Tatev monastery once played a notable role in the advancement of medieval Armenian culture when it housed the University of Tatev in the 14th and 15th…Continue

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THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF ISLAM

Started by Doone. Last reply by Doone Jul 11, 2012. 2 Replies

THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF ISLAMTom Holland in The Guardian:Whenever modern civilisations…Continue

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Comment by Stephen on September 27, 2017 at 6:20pm

Lost city in Iraq founded by Alexander the Great discovered by archaeologists

Drone photography used to unearth dormant ruins

Iraq archaelogists

Archaeologists in Iraq have discovered a city which was lost for more than 2,000 years with the help of drone photography and declassified intelligence images.

Qalatga Darband, which is believed to have been founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, was discovered by a team of Iraqi and British archaeologists led by experts from the British Museum.

John MacGinnis, who is leading the team on the ground, told The Times: “It’s early days, but we think it would have been a bustling city on a road from Iraq to Iran. You can imagine people supplying wine to soldiers passing through.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/lost-city-iraq-alexan...

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Comment by Stephen on September 3, 2017 at 11:34am

Mosaic find helps piece together UK's Roman past

A Roman mosaic floor found in Boxford, Berkshire. Pic: Cotswold Archaeology/Facebook

A Roman mosaic floor unearthed by archaeologists has been hailed as the most exciting discovery of its kind in Britain for 50 years.

Square-shaped and more than 6m in length, it has a design "packed with mythical characters and beasts based on Greek legends", according to those behind the Berkshire find.

Breaking the news on its Facebook page, Cotswold Archaeology said: "We are excited to announce our star find of 2017, a spectacular Roman mosaic floor!"

Expert Antony Beeson, who has visited the site at Boxford, described it as "without question the most exciting mosaic discovery made in Britain in the last 50 years".

He added that it "must take a premier place amongst those Romano-British works of art that have come down to modern Britons".

The excavation in Boxford is the last in a three-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Three Roman sites have been investigated.

Working with Boxford History Project and the Berkshire Archaeology Research Group, Cotswold Archaeology said it had also made other "incredible archaeological finds", including a large villa, a bath house and a farmstead.

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It is hoped further investigation in coming years will uncover the entire extent of the mosaic, as well as further aspects of the site.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/mosaic-find-helps-piece-togeth...|1

Comment by Stephen on September 1, 2017 at 10:16pm

Ancient Rhodes by Frantisek Kupka

Ancient Rhodes by Frantisek Kupka

The Colossus of Rhodes: Enigmatic Wonder of the Ancient World

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The Colossus of Rhodes was an enormous statue depicting the city's patron god, (the god of the sun), and stood in Mandraki Harbour. Though it stood for little more than 50 years fully intact, its grand size and imposing presence at the coastal entrance of Rhodes made it an undeniable candidate as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is also the wonder about which the least is entirely known.

read:http://www.ancient.eu/article/125/?utm_content=buffer538b1&utm_...

Comment by Doone on August 25, 2017 at 8:56am

Cool, i love Math and Bablylonians...

Comment by Stephen on August 25, 2017 at 8:52am

The 3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet Plimpton 322 at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University in New York. Credit: UNSW/Andrew Kelly

The 3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet Plimpton 322 at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University in New York. Credit: UNSW/Andrew Kelly

Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

Comment by Stephen on August 14, 2017 at 2:14pm

Wonderful words from a WWII veteran at the premier of the film Dunkirk.

Comment by Stephen on August 1, 2017 at 10:21pm

BBC Roundhead or Cavalier Which One Are You?  

Comment by Stephen on July 30, 2017 at 7:30am

The Suppression of the Bacchanalia

Comment by Stephen on July 28, 2017 at 5:08pm

The Canaanite city of Sodom is destroyed by God

The Canaanite city of Sodom is destroyed by God

Bible says Canaanites were wiped out by Israelites but scientists just found their descendants living in Lebanon

‘You shall not leave alive anything that breathes. But you shall utterly destroy them’

It is a command that led the leading atheist Richard Dawkins to claim that the God of the Old Testament was “a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser … a genocidal … megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully”.

For God had ordered the Israelites to slaughter the apparently sinful Canaanites, saying: “You shall not leave alive anything that breathes. But you shall utterly destroy them.” And, according to the Bible, they did just that.

However, a new genetic study has found that the Canaanites actually managed to survive this purge of their traditional homeland, passing on their DNA over the centuries to their numerous descendants in modern-day Lebanon.

Read more=  read:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/bible-canaanites-wiped-ou...

 

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