Sunday, 22 April, 2018

Tag: Historical

In The Shadow Of Red October

In The Shadow Of Red October

In The Shadow Of Red October. The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. It was a pair of revolutions which dismantled the Romanov Tsarist imperial rule and led to the creation of the Soviet Union. The February Revolution (March 1917) was a revolution focused around Petrograd (now Saint

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Medieval Treasure Bindings

Medieval Treasure Bindings

Medieval Treasure Bindings. These magnificently crafted medieval books are to be judged strictly by their covers. There are treasures to be found inside many medieval manuscripts, from pointing hands to menageries of misshapen animals and sword-wielding rabbits. But in rare instances, there is actual treasure as well. Pearls, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and precious metals adorn

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The Untold Human History Of The Galapagos

The Untold Human History Of The Galapagos

The Untold Human History Of The Galapagos. The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón), part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere, 906 km (563 mi) west of continental Ecuador. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species and were studied by Charles

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Africa’s Most Misunderstood Country?

Africa’s Most Misunderstood Country?

Africa’s Most Misunderstood Country? This photojournalistic BBC presentation, with videos and photographs, brings us on an armchair journey into Sudan and a part of her ancient history. The Kingdom of Kush, mentioned often in the Bible, was an ancient Nubian kingdom situated on the confluences of the Blue Nile, the White Nile and River Atbara, in what is

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A Museum Of 500,000 Oddities

A Museum Of 500,000 Oddities

A Museum Of 500,000 Oddities. The Pitt Rivers Museum displays the archeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. The museum is located to the east of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and can only be accessed through that building. Founded in 1884 by Lt-General Augustus Pitt Rivers, who donated his collection

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Nimrud, Destruction of Ancient Iraqi City By ISIS.

Nimrud, Destruction of Ancient Iraqi City By ISIS

Nimrud, Destruction of Ancient Iraqi City By ISIS. The Iraqi army had made deep inroads into Nimrud on Tuesday, 15 November 2016, and this article informs us of the severity of the destruction by ISIS during its occupation since early 2015. Nimrud is the Arabic and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic name for the ancient Assyrian city of Kalhu (the Biblical Calah), located

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