easterisland

Easter Island under threat from tourists

Published on October 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Concerns are being raised over the ecological impact of heavy tourism to Easter Island. Stepping off the plane, tourists are welcomed to Easter Island with a garland of flowers. They find themselves on a tiny dot ... Read More


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Remains of Goth mercenary found in England

Published on October 9th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The possible remains of a Goth mercenary in the Roman Army, dating back to 400 A.D. have been excavated in Gloucester, England. The man, aged 25 to 30, who was dug up north of Kingsholm Square ... Read More


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The father of modern terrorism

Published on October 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The BBC has posted an interesting article about a man named Emile Henry who, on February 12, 1894, threw a bomb into a crowded cafe and, in doing so, arguably began the age of modern terrorism. ... Read More


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Arlington National Cemetary unveils a new unknown soldier

Published on October 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The first headstone stamped “Unknown” since 1984 has been errected in Arlington National Cemetary. For the first time in a generation, Arlington National Cemetery has marked the burial of an unknown on its storied grounds. Only ... Read More


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Ancient synagogue discovered in Turkey

Published on October 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An ancient synagogue estimated to be at least 1,500 years old, has been unearthed in Turkey. The ancient temple was found in the town of Demre in the Antalya province, on the southwestern tip of Turkey. ... Read More


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Deforestation led to collapse of Mayan civilization

Published on October 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Researchers from NASA have concluded that it is possible self-inflicted environmental destruction led to the collapse of the Mayan civilization. “The Maya are often depicted as people who lived in complete harmony with their environment,’ says ... Read More


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Argentinian diplomat to Iran caught smuggling

Published on October 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

An Argentinian diplomat in Tehran was caught trying to ship six tonnes of Persian treasures out of the country. During seven years as Argentina’s man in Tehran, Sebastian Zavalla would have had ample opportunity to collect ... Read More


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Last surviving Union Jack from Battle of Trafalgar

Published on October 8th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The only surviving Union Jack that flew at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 is set to hit the auction block. Charles Miller, who is selling the historic item on Trafalgar Day, October 21, said: ‘We ... Read More


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