Saturday, August 18, 2018

History

History
Flag bearers arrive before a religious ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the World War I (WW1) Battle of Amiens, at the Cathedral in Amiens

Britain, France, Mark Centenary of Decisive WW1 Battle of Amiens

By Jack Hunter AMIENS, France (Reuters) Britain and France on Wednesday marked 100 years since the decisive battle of Amiens that put Europe on the...
An employee of Israel's Antiquities Authority holds a gold earring believed to date back more than two millennia after been unearthed near the site of the ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem, outside Jerusalem's Old City

In Find of Ancient Gold Earring, Echoes of Greek Rule over...

JERUSALEM (Reuters) A gold earring believed to date back more than 2000 years has been unearthed near the site of the ancient Jewish temples in...
A statue of the Emperor Hadrian is displayed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

Israeli Prison to Join Armageddon’s List of Ancient Ruins

By Stephen Farrell MEGIDDO, Israel (Reuters) The end is nigh at Armageddon - at least for an old Israeli prison near the ancient ruins of Megiddo,...
Russian President Putin and Defence Minister Shoigu attend the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg

In Soviet Echo, Putin Gives Russian Army a Political Wing

By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) Vladimir Putin has created a new directorate inside the Russian army to promote patriotism, evoking memories of a Soviet practise...
A supplied image shows University of Newcastle research academic, Professor Lyndall Ryan, sitting in front of a screen displaying a map detailing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander massacres that occurred on Australia’s colonial frontier

Australian Researchers Lay Bare Bloody History of Colonial Massacres

By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) Thousands of aborigines are estimated to have been murdered in 500 massacres across Australia from European settlement in 1788 until...
An artist's rendering of Lingwulong shenqi, a newly discovered dinosaur unearthed in northwestern China

‘Amazing Dragon’ Fossils Rewrite History of Long-Necked Dinosaurs

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) Fossils unearthed on a hillside in northwestern China are forcing scientists to rethink the history of a dinosaur lineage that...
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