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  1. News - World - HISTORY

    Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyrus is not a fake, scientists say

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Radiocarbon dating confirms papyrus fragment with Coptic text is definitely ancient, but expert warns it doesn't prove that Christ was married Gospel of Jesus' Wife is no fake, scientists say An ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus' wife is not a forgery, according to a scientific analysis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476547/gospel-jesus-wife-papyrus-not-fake-scientists-say
  2. News - China Insider - HISTORY

    Shaman dancers, coolies and suffragettes: rare photos of 1900s Beijing discovered from Austrian archive

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:44am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Beijing, photographed by Von Perckhammer Coolies seen eating dinner in Beijing, in this undated photo by Von Perckhammer A woman's feet disfigured by foot-binding, an ancient practice in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1589405/photos-beijings-diplomats-soldiers-and-arms-traders-century-ago
  3. News - World - HISTORY

    Climate change may have triggered past dark ages

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... kingdoms spanned lands that are now Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Syria, Turkey, Israel and the Palestinian territories, but they collapsed suddenly around 1200BC. Archeologists have long debated ... agriculture, caused famine and brought about wars. The latest findings, published in the open-access journal PLoS One, are based on an analysis of sediment from an ancient lake in southeastern Cyprus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296951/climate-change-may-have-triggered-collapse-bronze-age-civilisations-says
  4. News - World - HISTORY

    First farmers crafted ancient water wells without metal tools

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Discovery in German dig proves skill of ancient carpenters despite lack of metal carving tools First farmers crafted wellsof wood 7,000 years ago The people who lived ... incised lines more than 6,500 years ago. Archaeologists believe these ancient people migrated from areas that are now the Ukraine and Slovakia through the fertile regions of Central Europe. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1116030/first-farmers-crafted-ancient-water-wells-without-metal-tools
  5. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: An Atheist's History of Belief, by Matthew Kneale

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by NYT

    ... never follows through. His account of humanity's religious history is matter-of-fact, taking us from ancient cave dwellers to the worshippers at Turkey's Göbekli Tepe, from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1464719/book-review-atheists-history-belief-matthew-kneale
  6. News - Asia - HISTORY

    Sudden change in climate ‘helped Genghis Khan rise to power’

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:52pm by NYT

    ... of Genghis Khan' In the rings of ancient and gnarled trees, a team of scientists has found evidence of a period of consistent warmth and wetness in Mongolia between 1211 and 1225- the exact time ... University's Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory put it this way: "Grass was the power of the day." The story of the unusual wet period in Mongolian history was written in ancient Siberian pine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1446629/sudden-change-climate-helped-genghis-khan-rise-power
  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Mr Selden's Map of China, by Timothy Brook

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:11pm by Kit Gillet

    ... Kit Gillet Mr Selden's Map of China: The Spice Trade, a Lost Chart & the South China Sea by Timothy Brook Profile Books 3 stars Kit Gillet In 2009, scholars at Oxford University found themselves looking down at an ancient Chinese map that hadn't been seen for almost a century. The one-metre by two-metre watercolour, an exquisite depiction of the South China Sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1442570/book-review-mr-seldens-map-china-timothy-brook
  8. News - World - HISTORY

    Bones of King Richard III to be ground up for science

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in London Richard III's bones to be ground up for science A year after they revealed a twisted skeleton found under a car park as the mortal remains of King Richard III, scientists in Britain plan to grind samples of his ancient bones and use them to map his genome. The project, which may alter perceptions of the last king of England to die in battle more than 500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426609/bones-king-richard-iii-will-be-ground-science
  9. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Sea & Civilization, by Lincoln Paine

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 04:14pm by NYT

    ... of Indonesia make the Indian Ocean the Silk Road of the Seas. Saltwater voyages offer pathways to riches and glory, but bring back terror as well. Vikings sack ancient London. Genoese sailors return ... in Southeast Asia. Protestants of many churches met in America. It's a bracing journey. But I wish Paine had set sail with less of the ancient blueprint and more of the modern action. He is 56 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1396718/book-review-sea-civilization-lincoln-paine
  10. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: And Man Created God, by Selina O'Grady

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Douglas Kerr

    ... for a basis for your spiritual life, you would have found plenty to choose from. In the Roman world, there was an official religion based on the Italian version of the ancient Greek pantheon of Zeus ... to know why, of the thousands of religions and superstitions and cults and philosophies, and the tens of thousands of prophets and preachers, gurus and messiahs of the ancient world, a handful ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1260717/book-review-and-man-created-god-selina-ogrady

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