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World History

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

Location: #culture
Members: 17
Latest Activity: on Monday

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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 May 10, 2017 at 9:13am

doone whenever I see a beautiful piece of art like this horse from pre-history I always wonder what emotions it used to invoke from its first owners. Was it a lucky talisman or a religious idol or did it give its owner pleasure pure and simple.

Comment by Doone on May 10, 2017 at 9:00am

A masterpiece of and the oldest known sculpture of a horse. Carved in mammoth ivory, the Vogelherd Horse is 35,000 years old.

Comment by Stephen on May 9, 2017 at 12:03pm

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World's last living Nazi war crimes prosecutor passes on chilling message about conflict

The last living Nuremberg Trials prosecutor has issued a chilling reminder about the horrors of war.

Ben Ferencz, now aged 97, helped bring to justice 22 Nazi SS officers who were behind the murder of more than one million people.

The officers Mr Ferencz prosecuted were part of Nazi units called Einsatzgruppen (“action groups”) that were tasked with following the German army as it invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 and killing any Jews, gypsies and Communists they encountered.

In total, they are believed to have killed more than one million people in cities, towns and villages across Eastern Europe.

Read more=  read:http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/worlds-last-living-nazi-war-cri...

Comment by Stephen on May 6, 2017 at 5:44pm

Liu Yu Sheng SYMBOLISM Archaeologists believe the hundreds of 13-foot poles at the Small River Cemetery in a desert in Xinjiang Province, China, were mostly phallic symbols.

Liu Yu Sheng
SYMBOLISM Archaeologists believe the hundreds of 13-foot poles at the Small River Cemetery in a desert in Xinjiang Province, China, were mostly phallic symbols.

A Host of Mummies, a Forest of Secrets

In the middle of a terrifying desert north of Tibet, Chinese archaeologists have excavated an extraordinary cemetery. Its inhabitants died almost 4,000 years ago, yet their bodies have been well preserved by the dry air.

The cemetery lies in what is now China’s northwest autonomous region of Xinjiang, yet the people have European features, with brown hair and long noses. Their remains, though lying in one of the world’s largest deserts, are buried in upside-down boats. And where tombstones might stand, declaring pious hope for some god’s mercy in the afterlife, their cemetery sports instead a vigorous forest of phallic symbols, signaling an intense interest in the pleasures or utility of procreation.

The long-vanished people have no name, because their origin and identity are still unknown. But many clues are now emerging about their ancestry, their way of life and even the language they spoke.

Their graveyard, known as Small River Cemetery No. 5, lies near a dried-up riverbed in the Tarim Basin, a region encircled by forbidding mountain ranges. Most of the basin is occupied by the Taklimakan Desert, a wilderness so inhospitable that later travelers along the Silk Road would edge along its northern or southern borders.

Read more= read:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/science/16archeo.html?_r=2&pa...;

Comment by Chris on May 6, 2017 at 1:13am

World War Three by Mistake,

For what it's worth President Obama ordered ECM (Electronic Counter Measures) to counter DPRK (North Korean) missles from traveling far.

Comment by Chris on May 6, 2017 at 12:29am

Regarding the New Yorker article "World War Three, by Mistake"

The book  "Blind Mans Bluff" briefly covers operation Ivy Bells.

Comment by Chris on May 6, 2017 at 12:15am

Interesting article about the cold war you posted Stephen.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/world-war-three-by-mistake

The 'Dooms Day' clock now includes Climate change as a factor for annihilation of life on the planet.

What is it set to now? 2-1/2 minutes?

Comment by Chris on May 5, 2017 at 11:34pm

There is less than a 1/3rd chance of WWIII by mistake since the current president only works M-F from 9-5.

Comment by Chris on May 5, 2017 at 11:24pm

Aljazeera news was cut from my cable feed.

I liked Aljazeera international news though found the American version playcating to Christians.

Comment by Chris on May 5, 2017 at 11:19pm

Stephen,

I haven't been to London. The image where you live is foreign to me.

 

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