Tuesday, September 1, 2015| Latest E-book
You are here:
history
#

history

Articles

Wooden 'Big Shigir Idol' statue believed to be twice as old as Egyptian pyramids

Aug 30, 2015

Wooden 'Big Shigir Idol' statue believed to be twice as old as Egyptian pyramids

Ever heard of anything almost twice as old as the great Egyptian pyramid? Well, a wooden statue is, according to a new analysis of the ancient artefact first found over a century ago, a media report said #Shareworthy #Egyptian Pyramids #Sverdlovsk Regional History Museum #Big Shigir Idol
A day after finding ancient city, archaeologists unearth 2500-year-old temple in Raipur

Aug 27, 2015

A day after finding ancient city, archaeologists unearth 2500-year-old temple in Raipur

Merely a day after the ASI unearthed a city near Madurai around 3,000 years old, archaeologists have found a temple in the Rajim town of Raipur. #history #India #NewsTracker #Chhattisgarh #temple #ASI #Raipur #city #Archaeological Survey of India #Mauryan empire #Rajim
From army's contribution to World Wars to Kargil: India to have 'reader friendly' war history books

Aug 10, 2015

From army's contribution to World Wars to Kargil: India to have 'reader friendly' war history books

From our World War I contribution to our wars with Pakistan and China, the Modi government is all set to give them a new, 'reader-friendly' avatar. #BJP #NewsTracker #Government #NDA #Kargil #history books #Wars #Pre independence #post independence
In the face of Islamic State threat, Iraq goes digital to preserve its history

Aug 05, 2015

In the face of Islamic State threat, Iraq goes digital to preserve its history

As Islamic State militants set out to destroy Iraq's history and culture, a major preservation and digitization project is underway to safeguard a millennium worth of history. #NewsTracker #Baghdad: #islamic-state #Iraq history #Baghdad National Library
Anne Tyler, Marilynne Robinson among 13 contenders for Booker fiction prize

Jul 30, 2015

Anne Tyler, Marilynne Robinson among 13 contenders for Booker fiction prize

Novels by Americans Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson are among 13 contenders for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) Booker Prize for fiction. #NewsTracker #Booker #Marilynne Robinson #Anne Tyler #A Brief History of Seven Killings #The Green Road #The Illuminations
Rewriting history textbooks must be left to academicians, not the govt: Kalam

Jun 28, 2015

Rewriting history textbooks must be left to academicians, not the govt: Kalam

The controversy over rewriting of history textbooks notwithstanding, former President A P J Abdul Kalam says fair research is needed in this regard and any such rework attempt should not be made by "people running the show" but by people of academic excellence. #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Education #APJ Abdul Kalam #History Textbooks #Reignited
Ghana petrol station blast, flooding leave estimated 150 dead| Reuters

Jun 05, 2015

Ghana petrol station blast, flooding leave estimated 150 dead| Reuters

ACCRA An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana's capital and flooding caused by torrential rains killed around 150 people, President John Mahama said on Thursday, marking the worst disaster to strike the West African country in more than a decade. Around 96 people who sought shelter from floods overnight at the state-owned GOIL ( GOIL.GH ) gas station near a busy downtown intersection were killed, authorities said. Thousands more were made homeless in the citywide flooding, officials said. #People #history #Africa #Fire #President #accident #city #station #the-station #filling #people-at-first #president-john
Lucy had company: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans

May 29, 2015

Lucy had company: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans

A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known "Lucy" species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a new study says. #NewsTracker #Ethiopia #Fossil #Lucy #Australopithecus deyiremeda #Museum of Natural History
A century on, Lebanon rediscovers deadly famine that killed a third of population

May 05, 2015

A century on, Lebanon rediscovers deadly famine that killed a third of population

Lebanon is rediscovering a century-old tragedy that most had forgotten -- a devastating famine, caused by blockades and a locust infestation, that killed a third of its population. #NewsTracker #Famine #Century #Lebanon #old #revisiting history #locust infection
18th-century book stolen in Rome recovered in a bookstore in Argentina

Apr 24, 2015

18th-century book stolen in Rome recovered in a bookstore in Argentina

An 18th-century book on the history of Saint Peter's Basilica that was stolen last year in Rome has been recovered at a bookstore in Buenos Aires #World #history #Rome #Book #Argentina #Buenos Aires #Interpol #Stolen #1748