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US to exhume remains from Pearl Harbour attack

As many as 388 "unknown" US military members killed will be exhumed more than 70 years after the USS Oklahoma sank when it was hit by torpedoes during the assault in December 1941<p>The United States military is to exhume the remains of up to 388 servicemen killed at Pearl Harbour in an unprecedented …

Egyptian culture influenced ancient Israel after Exodus, unearthed antiquities reveal

Scarab seals, figurines and amulets inscribed in the images of Egyptian gods dating to Bronze Age found in southern Israel cave.<p>><br>• ><p>A COLLECTION of …

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

Middle East

Ancient Egyptian brewery found in downtown Tel Aviv

Nothing beats a cold one on a hot Tel Aviv summer evening, a sentiment it seems was shared by the ancient Egyptians.<p>Archaeological excavations at a …

Ancient relic found containing ashes from the grave of John the Apostle

Excavations at a medieval port and fortress in Bulgaria have led archaeologists to discover several artifacts of significance. A lead vessel …

Greek Shipwreck Known As The “Ancient Titanic” Excavated By Sea Divers

February 27, 2015 | Alex<p>Enormous ships have been roaming the seas of our world for hundreds of years. Over the course of the centuries that humans …

Archaeology

Islamic State: ISIS Releases Kill List, Addresses Of 100 U.S. Military Members To Be Beheaded In Their Homes

On Friday night, the Islamic State Hacking Division released a kill list that allegedly contained the addresses of 100 U.S. military members. The …

U.S. Forces Evacuate Yemen After Al Qaeda Seizes City

About 100 U.S. Special Operations Forces have been ordered to evacuate Yemen because of a dramatic increase in sectarian violence, sources told NBC News on Saturday.<p>The U.S. commandos, including Green Berets and Navy Seals, have been training Yemeni military forces in counterterrorism operations, …

Al-Qaeda

UN: Islamic State suspected of genocide, war crimes against Yazidis | DW | 19.03.2015

Islamic State (IS) fighters are suspected of committing genocide against Iraq's Yazidi minority community, the United Nations human rights office …

Human Rights

Earth - Why ancient myths about volcanoes are often true

Story has it that many hundreds of years ago, Tanovo, chief of the Fijian island Ono, was very partial to a late afternoon stroll. Each day he would walk along the beach, watch the sun go down and undoubtedly contemplate this paradise on Earth.<p>The cultural memory was right, and our scientific …

Geology

ISIS And America Both Lost Drones This Week

That's about the only thing they have in common<p>Yesterday, the United States lost a Predator drone that was operating over Syria. Today, the American military's Central Command noted that the U.S. destroyed several ISIS targets, including a remotely piloted aircraft near Fallujah.<p>The MQ-1 Predator …

New Stonehenge theory: Stones were stilts

The mysterious origins of Stonehenge now have a new theory to add to the pile. Past speculations have included it being some sort of astronomical calendar, healing place, or Druid temple, and now an art critic and historian in the United Kingdom contends in a new book that the giant stones were …

To understand Syria today, we must look to history | Politics

On the fourth anniversary of the Syrian revolution/civil war, despite hundreds of thousands of dead and the destruction of the country, the conflict remains no closer to resolution. As many have remarked, this war involves the many complex political dynamics in the region and beyond, all in one …

Middle East

The Legend of Medusa and the Gorgons

The earliest known record about the myth of Medusa and the Gorgons can be found in Hesiod’s <i>Theogony</i>. According to this ancient author, the three …

Tombs of 221 BC filled with ancient treasures unearth in China

A series of tombs built thousands of years ago, some filled with ancient treasures, have been discovered by archaeologists at a construction site in …

Islamic State suffers serious reversals in northern Iraq

Peering from his trench on a ridgeline fortified with sandbags, the Kurdish commander gazed toward an<p>Islamic State-held village next to a swath of territory recently seized from the extremist forces. Smoke wafted into the sky from natural gas burning off a well in a broad basin known as Wadi al …

Middle East

Iraqi offensive to dislodge Islamic State from Tikrit appears to stall

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Frustrated by guerrilla tactics from Islamic State militants, Iraqi forces paused for reinforcements on Friday in a major offensive to take back the city of Tikrit.<p>The operation appeared to have stalled for the time being, two days after Iraqi security forces and their mainly …

Middle East

Very Rare Ancient Coins Rediscovered In University Library

<b>(Kitco News) –</b> If you have ever needed proof that gold and silver has always been a store of value then you should take a class at the University of Buffalo (UB).<p>On Wednesday, the university announced what they have dubbed “the discovery of the century” as a collection of 55 ancient Greek and Roman …

Archaeology

Vast ancient underground city beneath Cappadocia being excavated

The newly-discovered subterranean city beneath Nevşehir in Turkey is mysterious, intriguing, and rich with history. The caves, tunnels, hidden …

Americans ‘Fighting ISIS’ Are Just Props

They went to Iraq and Syria to battle the beheaders. But when they got there, they were treated like prisoners—unless reporters were around.<p>ERBIL, …

Islamic State battling Kurdish forces in northeast Syria | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of Islamic State fighters have launched an attack on Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria, triggering fierce fighting that has killed dozens on both sides, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday.<p>A foreign fighter that joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units …

Middle East

Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

For almost a century, explorers have searched the jungles of Honduras for a legendary lost city known as the White City, or the City of the Monkey God.<p>A team of explorers — including archaeologists and a documentary filmmaker — have just returned from an expedition in person, after using a new …

Archaeology

Plague pit with 3,000 skeletons uncovered at new Liverpool Street station ticket hall

Team of 60 archaeologists work on Bedlam burial site that will serve the cross-London Crossrail line to test skeletons of victims from Great Plague<p>Archaeologists have begun excavating around 3,000 skeletons from a burial ground used during the period of the Great Plague in 1665.<p>The Bedlam burial …

Archaeology

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

London rail work unearths thousands of skeletons from Bedlam

LONDON (AP) — They came from every parish of London, and from all walks of life, and ended up in a burial ground called Bedlam. Now scientists hope …

Archaeology

Ancient Celtic Prince's grave and chariot unearthed

The 2,500-year-old lavish tomb and chariot of an ancient Celtic prince have been unearthed in France.<p>The ancient princely tomb, which was discovered in a large burial mound, was filled with stunning grave goods, including gorgeous pottery and a gold-tipped drinking vessel. The giant jug was …

Editorial: GOP letter to Iran disgraces America

America looks weakest when its internal arguments spill over into its international diplomacy — something that has been rare in the nation's …