chamberlain

Hitler “called Chamberlain an a**hole”

Published on October 6th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

MI5 told Neville Chamberlain that Hitler thought he was an “a**hole”, in order to persuade him to drop his appeasement policy. At the suggestion of one officer they included samples of Hitler’s insulting references to Chamberlain ... Read More


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3,000-year-old wooden box found in copper mine

Published on October 6th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A Bronze Age box used in central-Europe’s biggest copper-mining operation has been found in Salzburg. They said the box from the Middle and Late Bronze Ages, which was discovered using the latest high-tech research methods including ... Read More


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Pot of gold found in Turkish sewer

Published on October 6th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Workers building a sewer system in Sürekli, Turkey, stumbled across a pot of gold coins dating back to Ottoman times. The pot of gold was found two meters underground as mechanical diggers were excavating. Workers alerted ... Read More


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Six frescoed Roman tombs found in Lebanese cave

Published on October 6th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists have discovered a cave in the coastal city of Tyre containing six frescoed Roman tombs. The three-metre by 12-metre (10-foot by 39-foot) cave contains six tombs from a Roman family, archaeologist Nader Siqlawi of the ... Read More


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Israeli World Heritage site vandalized

Published on October 5th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Vandals have caused irreversible damage to Avdat, an ancient Nabatean city that dates back to the 3rd century B.C. The vandals sprayed black and yellow graffiti, destroyed signs, tipped over ancient stone pillars and destroyed a ... Read More


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Archaeological sites being pillaged due to recession

Published on October 5th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

More treasure-hunters are pillaging archaeological sites under cover of darkness, according to English Heritage. But Pete Wilson, a senior archaeologist at English Heritage, said: “Nighthawking is a problem across the country and we fear the recession ... Read More


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How the Romans changed Britain

Published on October 5th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The Telegraph has posted an interesting short article which details how life changed in Britain under Roman influence. Instead of the native tradition of living in scattered villages, larger towns such as Colchester were starting to ... Read More


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