Dummy parachutist dropped during D-Day to be auctioned

Published on October 6th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A dummy which was one of 500 parachutists over Normandy to confuse the enemy before D-Day is going up on the auction block. The “paradummies” – nicknamed Ruperts – were designed to explode and burst into ... Read More


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


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


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


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


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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