French History

Gold leaf from Napoleon's crown fetches 625,000 euros

A small golden laurel leaf from the crown of Napoleon Bonaparte has smashed estimates to scoop 625,000 euros.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A Brothel, Repurposed and Restored, Reveals Another Paris

PARIS — Off a disheveled street whose questionable past seeps into its dingy present, a garish eruption from a buried era awaits the wary visitor.<p>Vivid greens, blues and browns on a long painted ceramic frieze mingle with one another, but above all with flesh: flesh depicted in pinks, creams, and …

World News

Zimbabwe, and Why South Africa Slept - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Zimbabwe, and Why South Africa Slept<p>*Ken Sibanda<p>When South Africa became a democratic country in 1994 there was promise of a new light destined to …

Opinion

Gold leaf from Napoleon crown fetches millions

This picture taken on November 15, 2017 in Paris shows a gold laurel leaf from the coronation crown of Emperor Napoleon I. The gold leaf is due to be …

News (South Africa)

East Hull teenager one of the youngest ever to sail aboard historic ship

A 14-year-old boy with the "sea in his blood" has become one of the youngest people to sail aboard a historic ship.<p>Mason Wild, from Greatfield in …

19th Century

Western elites find new ‘China threat’ theory

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>The world has been keeping an eye on China for the past 40 years, with adulation and anxiety. Last month, Western mainstream …

China

Can Australian Cities be Sustainable by 2040?

Neon Tetra are Out Of This World<p>If you have ever listened to Radio Adelaide…like…ever…cha...<p>Second Round of Womadelaide Line-Up<p>Adelaide’s beloved …

Fish

The 7 best military commanders of all time, according to Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the greatest military commanders of all time.<p>He brought Revolutionary France back from the brink of destruction with his Italian campaign in 1796 and 1797. He made a fool of Czar Alexander I at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. He encircled an entire Austrian army and …

Military History

Romanov Family - Facts Summary

Peter the Great<p>The Romanovs were high-ranking aristocrats in Russia during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In 1613, Mikhail Romanov became …

Russia

Berlin History at a Glance

Berlin History is a complicated one full of both tragedy and triumph, in order to connect with a community and its people effectively it is important …

Germany

France’s Lost Pigeon-and-Balloon Memorial Is Well Worth Remembering

The statue—made by the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty—paid tribute to a flock of 19th-century war heroes.<p>People who wandered through Paris’s Porte …

Culture

In Paris, Retail Space Becomes Cultural Touchstone

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton / Stéphane Muratet<p>Louis Vuitton’s new home on the Place Vendôme is closer to a national monument than a monument to …

Travel

Crown jewels as see on iconic royal women

There is more to the world’s most iconic royals than their crown jewels. Beneath the glittering tiaras are women leaving their mark on society …

Royal Family

French historian seeks to revive town's 'forgotten Jews'

Unlike mass round-ups of French Jewry in major cities, the persecution of Jews in small French communes was carried out quietly and barely noticed by …

World News

17 Baby Names That Have Been Forbidden In France

Nutella and Mini Cooper are just a couple of the names French courts have rejected.<p>Nutella. Prince William. Mini Cooper. What do these have in common? They’re all baby names that have been forbidden in France.<p>Like many countries, France has rules restricting the names parents can legally give their …

Parenting

Which Coat Is Right For You?

Make your biggest clothing investment this year your smartest one<p>What constitutes a good investment? Having recently picked up a new car and lost a …

Clothing

Silver and Gold Coins Unearthed at France’s Cluny Abbey

LYON, FRANCE—<i>The Local</i> reports that a medieval treasure trove has been found near the Cluny Abbey in eastern France. The excavation team, made up of …

Archaeology

Analysis: Zimbabwe – a military coup is no promise of political stability

Bulking military tanks and armed troops have halted the usual blustering traffic and street vending activities down Samora Machel Avenue in central …

Africa

Americans have been living in France for three centuries

01 of 05<p>The Early Story of Americans in France<p>The First Significant Arrivals<p>Interestingly, some of the best known early Americans to leave their …

France

Zimbabwe:From Napoleon to Mugabe, Hubris Is the Achilles Heel of Great Military Leaders

In June 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte led an army of 500,000 men to invade Russia. Napoleon was already the ruler of the French Empire, which stretched …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Would You Ride It?

Today’s <i>Butchered Classic</i>, from the Facebook group of the same name, is this ex-Honda CBX1000, thrashed to within an inch of its life by Bad Seeds …

19th Century

A (Very) Brief History of Paris: Key Dates and Events to Remember

Paris has been a thriving metropolis and a center of intellectual and artistic achievement for centuries. The city's roots reach to the third century …

Paris

Giant diamond sells for $33.7m at auction

The largest D-flawless diamond to ever be put up for auction, mounted in a diamond and emerald necklace, sold for $US33.7 million ($A47.2 million) on …

Jewelry

Presentation Speech

<b>The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2005</b><br>Barry J. Marshall, J. Robin Warren<p>Share this:<p><b>English</b><p>Award Ceremony Speech<p>Presentation Speech by …

Medicine

Stunning before-and-after photos show the hell WWI unleashed

Every November 11, a two-minute silence is observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in honor of Armistice Day, an annual event …

Military History

Tuesday links

Most Popular Thanksgiving Foods in All 50 States, Mapped.<p>Can you make a 10-year malt whisky in weeks? The chemistry says yes.<p>Self-Help Lessons from …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Biblical imaginings have warped our perception of Palestine – Michael Press

The year was 1858 when Josias Leslie Porter, an Irish Presbyterian minister, travelled all across Palestine. Porter was making notes for one of the …

History

The duchy of Aquitaine: an English ‘colony’ in deepest France

<i>An Anglo-Gascon army led by Edward, the Black Prince, prepare to rout Franco-Castilian forces at the battle of Najera in 1367, in a scene from</i> …

History

A First Look Inside the Spectacular New $650 Million Louvre Abu Dhabi, Designed by Jean Nouvel

The cultural arms race in the Middle East is really heating up. This week, the long-awaited $650 million Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning French starchitect Jean Nouvel with a showstopper 7,500-ton domed roof, finally opened to the public after five years of construction …

France

Britain and France remember end of World War I during Armistice Day ceremonies

The bell of Parliament's Big Ben clock tower in London chimed at 11 a.m. to mark the time World War I ended in 1918. In Paris, wreaths were laid at …

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