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  • The Voyage of Hanno [The Periplus of Hanno]

    02/15/2015 10:41:05 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Metrum ^ | circa 1979 | Livio Catullo Stecchini
    In describing a volcanic eruption from a high mountain towering over the sea Hanno mentions such details as sulphuric fumes and streams of lava. The only volcanic area in West Africa is represented by Mount Cameroon, which is still active today. It is located at the deepest point of the Gulf of Guinea, where it rises suddenly from the seashore, reaching a height of over 4000 meters... Those who have seen it from the sea consider it one of the most impressive sights in the world. The natives call it Mongana-Loba, "Mountain of the Gods," which well agrees with the...
  • Canadian scientists using ancient coins to map trading routes

    12/09/2010 4:14:21 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | December 7, 2010 | Randy Boswell
    Canadian scientists probing the metal content of coins exchanged thousands of years ago in Mediterranean Europe have discovered a new way to map ancient trade patterns, to retrace economic ups and downs at the dawn of Western Civilization and even to shed new light on the collapse of the Roman Empire. Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton have launched a research project in which nuclear radiation is used to identify changes in metal content among ancient Greek and Roman coins held in a world-class collection amassed at the university since the 1940s... A joint project between the university's classics department...
  • Christianity Grounded in the Historical Fact of the Resurrection

    09/12/2014 8:55:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | September 12, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Jesus' apostles and other disciples were willing to die for him. But so what? Haven't the followers of other religious leaders and even some political leaders been willing to die for them, as well? What makes Jesus' followers so unique in this regard? I address this very question in my new book, "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel," because I used to wonder about this, too. What, if anything, distinguishes the Christian martyrs? New Testament scholar Gary Habermas offered an insight that I hadn't considered before, and I find it enormously probative. "One grand distinction,"...
  • What Rome's Arch-Enemies Wore Into Battle

    07/10/2014 10:15:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 8, 2014 | Paul Rodgers
    Naval archaeologists think they’ve found the only example of armor from Carthage to survive the destruction of the city-state by Rome in 146BC. The helmet, recovered from the site of the Battle of the Egadi Islands, northwest of Sicily, is dramatically different from the Celtic style worn across Europe, popularly known as a Roman helmet. It appears to have a nose guard, a broad brim protecting the back of the neck from ear to ear, and a high, narrow crest, said Dr Jeff Royal, director of archaeology at the RPM Nautical Foundation in Florida. Roman helmets, called montefortinos, are easily...
  • Carthaginians sacrificed own children, archaeologists say

    01/23/2014 5:51:08 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 88 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | Maev Kennedy for The Guardian
    Just as ancient Greek and Roman propagandists insisted, the Carthaginians did kill their own infant children, burying them with sacrificed animals and ritual inscriptions in special cemeteries to give thanks for favours from the gods, according to a new study. “This is something dismissed as black propaganda because in modern times people just didn’t want to believe it,” said Josephine Quinn, a lecturer in ancient history at Oxford, who is behind the study, with international colleagues, of one of the most bitterly debated questions in classical archaeology. “But when you pull together all the evidence – archaeological, epigraphic and literary...
  • Italians Discover Hoard Of Roman Statues (Libya)

    06/11/2005 12:26:46 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 857+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | 6-11-2005 | Edek Osser
    Italians discover hoard of Roman statuesThe works have been protected by a temple wall which collapsed during an earthquake 1,600 years ago By Edek Osser CYRENE. An Italian team of archaeologists has discovered 76 intact Roman statues at Cyrene in Libya. The discovery is remarkable because the site, once a thriving Greek and then Roman settlement, has been under excavation for the last 150 years. With a nearby coastal port, Apollonia, serving it, Cyrene was once a conurbation equivalent to Alexandria, Carthage and Leptis Magna. An important Dorian colony, founded by Greek settlers from the island of Thera in 631...
  • TX:Homeowner shoots at would be burglars

    08/13/2013 7:38:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 9 August, 2013 | Rodger G. McLane
    Police Chief Jim Vanover said the homeowner took action to prevent the would-be burglars from entering his home. “When we arrived and talked to him, he told us someone had knocked on his door and broken the window in the door trying to get inside,” Vanover said. “He fired a 22 rifle through the door and the suspects left the scene.”
  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • Carthage: Ancient Phoenician City-State

    10/29/2012 6:15:57 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 24 October 2012 | Owen Jarus
    The Phoenicians were originally based in a series of city-states that extended from southeast Turkey to modern-day Israel. They were great seafarers with a taste for exploration. Accounts survive of its navigators reaching places as far afield as Northern Europe and West Africa. They founded settlements throughout the Mediterranean during the first millennium B.C. Carthage, whose Phoenician name was Qart Hadasht (new city), was one of those new settlements. It sat astride trade routes going east to west, across the Mediterranean, and north to south, between Europe and Africa. The people spoke Punic, a form of the Phoenician language... The...
  • Ancient Baby Graveyard Not for Child Sacrifice, Scientists Say

    09/20/2012 1:09:45 PM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Live Science ^ | 9-19-2012 | Tia Ghose
    A Carthaginian burial site was not for child sacrifice but was instead a graveyard for babies and fetuses, researchers now say. A new study of the ancient North African site offers the latest volley in a debate over the primary purpose of the graveyard, long thought to be a place of sacred sacrifice. "It's all very great, cinematic stuff, but whether that was a constant daily activity ― I think our analysis contradicts that," said study co-author Jeffrey Schwartz of the University of Pittsburgh....
  • Rare Cuneiform Script Found on Island of Malta

    12/24/2011 9:27:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, December 22, 2011 | Vol. 5 December 2011
    A small-sized find in an ancient megalithic temple stirs the imagination. Excavations among what many scholars consider to be the world's oldest monumental buildings on the island of Malta continue to unveil surprises and raise new questions about the significance of these megalithic structures and the people who built them. Not least is the latest find -- a small but rare, crescent-moon shaped agate stone featuring a 13th-century B.C.E. cuneiform inscription, the likes of which would normally be found much farther west in Mesopotamia. Led by palaeontology professor Alberto Cazzella of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", the archaeological team...
  • Officer stopped nursing home rampage with one shot

    08/03/2011 10:43:49 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 16 replies
    WRAL ^ | 08/03/2011 | WRAL
    Carthage, N.C. — The police officer credited with ending a shooting rampage at a Carthage nursing home that left eight people dead and three others injured two years ago testified Wednesday that he stopped the gunman with one shot.
  • Carthaginian temples found -- Azores

    07/10/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Portuguese American Journal ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2011 |
    Archaeologists from the Portuguese Association of Archeological Research (APIA) believe to have found in the Azores a significant number of Carthaginian temples, from the fourth century BC, dedicated to the goddess Tanit. The new archaeological sites were found in Monte Brasil, Angra Heroismo, Terceira island. According to APIA archaeologists Nuno Ribeiro and Anabela Joaquinito, "More than five hypogea type monuments (tombs excavated in rocks) and at least three 'sanctuaries' proto-historic, carved into the rock, were found." A monument located at "Monte do Facho" shows inbuilt sink shaped carvings linked to water conduits for libations. "There are 'chairs' carved into the...
  • Carthage unveils 'Young Man of Byrsa'

    10/28/2010 9:22:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Magharebia ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Mona Yahia
    A corpse buried on Byrsa Hill, above the Gulf of Tunis, is at the heart of a groundbreaking exhibit that opened Friday (October 15th) at the Carthage Museum... French archaeologist Jean-Paul Morel and other researchers determined that the skeleton buried five metres deep on the grounds of the Carthage Museum was that of a young man in the prime of life, aged between 19 and 24 years old. His bones were more than 2,500 years old. He died sometime in the 6th century BC... The re-building process lasted 16 years... Ziad, an employee in the Ministry of Culture, said: "I...
  • Ancient Shipwreck Points to Site of Major Roman Battle

    10/19/2010 8:17:39 AM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 18, 2010 | Clara Moskowitz
    The remains of a sunken warship recently found in the Mediterranean Sea may confirm the site of a major ancient battle in which Rome trounced Carthage. The year was 241 B.C. and the players were the ascending Roman republic and the declining Carthaginian Empire, which was centered on the northernmost tip of Africa. The two powers were fighting for dominance in the Mediterranean in a series of conflicts called the Punic Wars. Archaeologists think the newly discovered remnants of the warship date from the final battle of the first Punic War, which allowed Rome to expand farther into the Western...
  • Never Give Up Your Weapons

    05/31/2010 4:14:19 AM PDT · by Man50D · 52 replies · 1,422+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2010 | David Deming
    History demonstrates that destruction awaits those who attempt to placate their enemies by surrendering their weapons. In 149 BC, half a million citizens of Carthage tried to appease Rome by turning over their armaments. But instead of buying peace, they only facilitated their own destruction. Ninety percent of the Carthaginians were killed, and the city of Carthage was razed. Those who survived were sold into slavery, and Carthaginian civilization was forever wiped from the face of the earth. The story of how the Carthaginians sealed their fate by delivering their weapons into the hands of their enemy is chronicled in...
  • Hannibal's real Alpine trunk road to Rome is revealed

    04/14/2010 8:06:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 604+ views
    The Times ^ | February 17, 2010 | Norman Hammond
    From the Col du Mont Cenis in the north to the Col Agnel 35 miles (60km) almost due south of it three approach routes have been argued for. In the most recent study, Dr William Mahaney, a geomorphologist, and his colleagues have looked at the evidence from Classical sources. "As documented by Polybius and Livy in the ancient literature, Hannibal's army was blocked by a two-tier rockfall on the lee side of the Alps, a rubble sheet of considerable volume," they note in the journal Archaeometry. "The only such two-tier landform lies below the Col de la Traversette, 2,600...
  • Pitt-led study debunks millennia-old claims of systematic infant sacrifice in ancient Carthage

    02/17/2010 10:10:18 AM PST · by decimon · 35 replies · 733+ views
    University of Pittsburgh ^ | Feb 17, 2010 | Unknown
    Researchers examined 348 burial urns to learn that about a fifth of the children were prenatal at death, indicating that young Carthaginian children were cremated and interred in ceremonial urns regardless of cause of deathPITTSBURGH—A study led by University of Pittsburgh researchers could finally lay to rest the millennia-old conjecture that the ancient empire of Carthage regularly sacrificed its youngest citizens. An examination of the remains of Carthaginian children revealed that most infants perished prenatally or very shortly after birth and were unlikely to have lived long enough to be sacrificed, according to a Feb. 17 report in PLoS ONE....
  • Community, family say farewell to fallen soldier (TX tribute to Sgt. Granado)

    08/10/2009 11:07:16 PM PDT · by mnehring · 7 replies · 694+ views
    CARTHAGE — Forming a fortress of American flags, members of the Patriot Guard encircled St. William of Vercelli Catholic Church of Carthage on Monday afternoon to pay tribute to a fallen soldier. "I never met Alex," said Army Staff Sgt. Miguel Fabbiani of his brother in arms while taking shade under a cedar tree. "But that's beside the point; he's one of us, he's our brother. We're here to pay respect for his service and to his family." Army Staff Sgt. 1st Class Alejandro "Alex" Granado III was among three people killed Aug. 2 during an ambush in eastern Afghanistan....
  • Carthage Jail in Mormon Memory

    05/23/2009 11:04:37 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 3 replies · 614+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | May 23, 2009 | Emily W. Jensen
    "Within a few years of the martyrdom, Gov. Thomas Ford recognized that the events that unfolded in Carthage might transform a common county jail into sacred space...that Nauvoo and the Carthage Jail may become holy and venerable names, places of classic interest like Jerusalem." The governor was right, explained Brian Q. Cannon, a BYU history professor speaking at the Mormon History Association conference May 22 on "Long Shall His Blood ... Stain Illinois: Carthage Jail in Mormon Memory." Carthage Jail became a sacred memorial for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. SNIP And the question of...
  • Gun Control Debated After Carthage Shooting

    04/01/2009 4:50:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 465+ views ^ | 1 April, 2009 | John Chappel
    ------------------------------cut------------------------ “In this month, we saw a shooting in Germany, we saw a church shooting and we saw an assault weapon rampage in Alabama that killed 10 people,” said Kolar. “That's an epidemic and that's just one month." But pro-gun groups are also at work this session. Grass Roots North Carolina President Paul Valone said "no carry zones" like Pine Lake Health and Rehabilitation post signs on site – a welcome sign for criminals. “Concealed handgun laws deter violent crime,” Valone said. “To that effect, we have legislation in the works to remove restaurants and public parks from the list...
  • Police: Gunman stopped by single shot from cop

    03/30/2009 9:14:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,516+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 3/30/09 | Mike Baker - ap
    CARTHAGE, N.C. – A single shot from a decorated police officer stopped a gunman's rampage through a North Carolina nursing home, ending a slaughter that left eight people dead and three more wounded, police said Monday. Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie said Monday the gunman may have targeted the home because his estranged wife, whom he did not name, works there. ... Authorities said Robert Stewart, 45, went on a terrifying rampage in the Pinelake Health and Rehab center on Sunday morning, killing seven residents and a nurse and wounding three other people. He was stopped by a single shot...
  • Police radio traffic during nursing home shooting

    03/31/2009 2:00:02 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 1 replies · 487+ views
    WRAL ^ | 3-30-2009 | WRAL
  • Lone Gunman Opens Fire In Nursing Home [8 dead]

    03/29/2009 9:57:48 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 176 replies · 11,196+ views
    Skynews ^ | 03/29/09
    Police Releasing Few Details CARTHAGE, N.C. -- At least five people have been shot at a nursing home in Moore County, police said Sunday afternoon. Police were at the scene of the shooting at the Pinelake Nursing Home at 801 Pinehurst Ave. in Carthage at 12:30 p.m. According to sister station WNCN, the five people shot were taken to Moore Regional Hospital. WXII 12 has a crew at the scene and will bring more information as soon as it is available.
  • Ancient Mass Graves of Soldiers, Babies Found in Italy [ Himera battled Carthage ]

    12/21/2008 3:20:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 1,593+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | Maria Cristina Valsecchi
    More than 10,000 graves containing ancient amphorae, "baby bottles," and the bodies of soldiers who fought the Carthaginians were found near the ancient Greek colony of Himera, in Italy, archaeologists announced recently... "Each [mass grave] contains from 15 to 25 skeletons. They were all young healthy men and they all died a violent death. Some of the skeletons have broken skulls and in some cases we found the tips of the arrows that killed them," Vassallo said. He thinks the human remains are from soldiers who died fighting the Carthaginians in a famous 480 B.C. battle described by Greek historian...
  • Rare Lead Bars Discovered Off The Coast Of Ibiza May Be Carthaginian Munitions

    12/17/2008 7:39:02 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 663+ views
    Science News ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | source: University of Cologne
    One of the bars has Iberian characters on it. According to the German Mining Museum in Bochum, the lead originates from the mines of Sierra Morena in southern Spain... A fourth specimen had already been found on an earlier occasion. The characters on the upper surfaces of two of the four known bars are syllabary symbols from the script of Northeastern Iberian... The meaning of the characters has not yet been determined, however, the dating of the objects to the third century B.C., i.e. the period of the Second Punic War, raises further questions. The reason for this is that...
  • Phoenicians Left Deep Genetic Mark, Study Shows

    11/03/2008 5:16:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 480+ views
    New Jack City Times ^ | Thursday, October 30, 2008 | John Noble Wilford
    The Phoenicians, enigmatic people from the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, stamped their mark on maritime history, and now research has revealed that they also left a lasting genetic imprint. Scientists reported Thursday that as many as 1 in 17 men living today on the coasts of North Africa and southern Europe may have a Phoenician direct male-line ancestor. These men were found to retain identifiable genetic signatures from the nearly 1,000 years the Phoenicians were a dominant seafaring commercial power in the Mediterranean basin, until their conquest by Rome in the 2nd century B.C... The scientists who conducted the...
  • Nacogdoches County will fight TTC as new member of regional planning commission

    05/01/2008 5:34:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 372+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | April 29, 2008 | Michael Rodden
    County commissioners reaffirmed their stance against the Trans-Texas Corridor, and they took another step toward keeping county government transparent when they met Tuesday. First up on the court's agenda, commissioners heard a presentation by Connie Fogle on behalf of the newly formed Pineywoods Sub-Regional Planning Commission. According to Fogle, the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 391, requires state agencies to coordinate with local commissions to "ensure effective and orderly implementation of state programs at the regional level." "Critical in the code is the word 'coordinate,'" she said. "This does not mean the commission has to cooperate. The intent is to...
  • I-69 concerns? TxDot brings forum to town

    02/03/2008 2:38:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 855+ views
    Longview News-Journal ^ | February 3, 2008 | Jimmy Isaac
    Local residents who want to add their two cents about the proposed Interstate 69 construction won't have to fill their tanks to do it. TxDOT is coming to Longview. The Texas Department of Transportation is holding 46 public hearings this month in East and South Texas along the planned corridor, including Tuesday's meeting in Longview. The hearings will give Texans a chance to comment and ask questions about the proposed Interstate 69/Trans-Texas Corridor, a collection of passenger and freight roadways, utility and rail lines from Texarkana to the Rio Grande Valley. A draft environmental impact statement released in November suggests...
  • Land loss big concern at corridor meeting

    01/17/2008 6:42:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 254+ views
    Longview News-Journal ^ | January 17, 2008 | Jimmy Isaac
    CARTHAGE — James Mason doesn't want a new highway cutting him off from his property. James Boggs wants to keep American jobs here. They were just a sample of about 140 residents who asked, commented and listened during a public forum with state transportation leaders Wednesday night in Carthage. It was the second of several forums scheduled along the Interstate 69/Trans-Texas Corridor, a proposed superhighway that likely will parallel U.S. 59 from Texarkana to the Mexican border. "We haven't done a very good job of (communicating) in the past," said Steve Simmons, deputy executive director of Texas Department of Transportation....
  • Public meetings begin in gigantic Texas toll road project

    01/14/2008 6:08:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 453+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2008 | Michael Graczyk (Associated Press)
    TEXARKANA, Texas — The biggest construction project ever attempted in Texas comes under public debate beginning Tuesday in the first of a series of town hall meetings about a proposed 4,000-mile network of superhighway toll roads. The Trans-Texas Corridor, or TTC, as it's become known, was initiated six years ago by Gov. Rick Perry. It's rankled opponents who characterize it as the largest government grab of private property in the state's history and an unneeded and improper expansion of toll roads. Texas Department of Transportation officials, and Perry, have defended the project as necessary to address future traffic concerns in...
  • Town hall meeting scheduled to discuss Interstate 69 corridor

    01/12/2008 1:53:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies · 198+ views
    Longview News-Journal ^ | January 12, 2008 | Jimmy Isaac
    A state mobility agency wants local input concerning a major corridor that might slice through East Texas. A town hall meeting will be held in Carthage on Wednesday to discuss the Interstate 69/Trans-Texas Corridor study area, according to a Texas Department of Transportation media release. The meeting, slated for 6:30 p.m. at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame located at 300 West Panola Street, will be the first of 11 such discussions held statewide. Interstate 69 consists of two parts — a completed portion from the Canadian border to Indianapolis, and a mostly proposed extension to the Mexican border...
  • 'Asian invasion' of faith (in MO) - Vietnamese Catholics celebrate Virgin Mary

    08/12/2007 5:18:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies · 646+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | August 11, 2007 | MARY T. NGUYEN
    CARTHAGE - My siblings and I call it "The Asian Invasion." Every summer during the first weekend of August, tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics flock to the small southwest Missouri town of Carthage for a four-day festival to celebrate the Virgin Mary. Vietnamese refugees credit the Catholic icon for their protection and rescue from Vietnam as they fled the country after the Vietnam War. The Marian Days celebration began in 1978 with only a few hundred people. It takes place every year on the 28-acre campus of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix, a Vietnamese order of priests and...
  • British Historian Claims to Have Found the Temple Treasures

    10/09/2006 12:29:32 AM PDT · by M. Espinola · 58 replies · 2,408+ views
    What happened to the 50 tons of gold, silver and sacred treasures looted from Herod's Temple following the Roman legionnaires' sack of Jerusalem on Tisha b'Av in the year 70 CE? The Arch of Titus in Rome, erected shortly after the death of Titus who reigned as emperor from 79 to 81, clearly depicts Roman soldiers bearing on their shoulders the golden candelabrum, silver trumpets and bejewelled Table of the Divine Presence which the Roman emperor Vespasian and his son Titus carted back to Rome as trophies of war. Between 75 CE and the early 5th century, the treasure...
  • The First Punic War of Lebanon

    08/24/2006 1:07:17 PM PDT · by Ancesthntr · 16 replies · 700+ views ^ | August 24, 2006 | Elyakim Haetzni
    When the complaints of reservists reached the media to the effect that the IDF was not able to supply them with, among other things, water, I recalled images from the nightmare of the expulsion from Gush Katif; images of policemen and soldiers wearing their best expulsion outfits, with a stylish, uniform water bottle clipped on their backs. It was another piece of equipment of an organized and well-equipped army - but only for the oppression and expulsion of "the enemy within," the settlers. A year has passed and that same army went to war against the real enemy, with supply...
  • Carthage: Forgotten

    07/26/2005 1:20:19 AM PDT · by onja · 69 replies · 1,276+ views
    If this isn't appropiate please cut it. I'm trying to get my facts straight so I don't mind correction if I'm wrong. Carthage was an important figure in history. They were the heirs of Phoenicia and were the main traders of the Mediterranean. They controlled Northern Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, and Spain. They posed a very real threat to Rome and its allies. So much that the Romans destroyed them with no pity at all in the Third Punic War with absolutely no pretense other than that the Carthaginians were regaining the trade business. I went to my local library found...
  • Carthage Tries To Live Down Image As Site Of Infanticide

    05/27/2005 12:20:44 PM PDT · by blam · 100 replies · 1,902+ views
    Post-Gazette/Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-26-2004 | Andrew Higgins
    Carthage tries to live down image as site of infanticide Thursday, May 26, 2005 By Andrew Higgins, The Wall Street Journal CARTHAGE, Tunisia -- Mhamed Hassine Fantar has a bone to pick with the Roman Empire, French writer Gustave Flaubert and a group of Americans who specialize in digging up old graves. An expert on ancient Carthage -- a city obliterated by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago -- Mr. Fantar is campaigning to clear his forefathers of a nasty stigma: a reputation for infanticide. "We didn't do it," says the 69-year-old archaeologist, rejecting accusations that the ancient citizens...
  • Let's not read too much into the fate of ‘Alexander’(Hilarious Movie Review!)

    12/04/2004 9:22:19 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 54 replies · 3,230+ views
    The failure of "Alexander," the newspaper wrote, has "brutally exposed the cultural and moral divide which slices America in two." Uh-huh. "It is being suggested that a film about a global warrior with dyed blond hair and waxed legs was never going to conquer an America fresh out of a presidential election in which gay rights became a major issue." Is there another America they might be talking about? Major issue? Brutally exposed? The last thing an American movie brutally exposed was Kathy Bates in the hot-tub scene of "About Schmidt."
  • Ancient Map Of Africa Poses Questions

    11/12/2002 8:21:38 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 2,132+ views
    cooltech.iafrica ^ | 11-12-2002
    Ancient map of Africa poses questions The unveiling in South Africa's parliament on Monday of a replica of an ancient Chinese map of the then known world which includes a recognisable outline of Africa is raising intriguing questions of which foreigners first explored the continent. "The idea is to take us beyond what we have been ... brainwashed into believing" declared Speaker Frene Ginwala at the opening of the exhibition, which includes other maps and rock art. The "Da Ming Hun Yi Tu", the Amalgamated Map of the Great Ming Empire, dates back to 1389, decades before the first European...
  • History Channel to air Ancient Battles [Persians-Greeks-Romans - starts 7/23]

    07/20/2004 10:29:52 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 2,821+ views
    CHN ^ | 7/21/04 | CHN
    The History Channel is going to air a new historical series entitled DECISIVE BATTLES including some classic wars between ancient Persian armies and Roman and Greek ones. The History Channel goes on location to the actual battlefields and integrates cutting-edge videogame technology to bring history and imagination together in the new series DECISIVE BATTLES. The half-hour series DECISIVE BATTLES premieres Friday, July 23 at 9-9:30pm ET/PT. The series is hosted by Matthew Settle (Band of Brothers) on location at the ancient battlefields and features expert commentary from the world©s foremost historians. DECISIVE BATTLES is unlike any series The History Channel...
  • Patton: The Glory of War and its Limitations

    09/26/2003 8:04:35 AM PDT · by mrustow · 107 replies · 2,577+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 28 September 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    "Das Geheimnis Pattons ist die Vergangenheit," says a captain in the German high command. "Patton's secret is the past." The secret of the man and the movie. I rented the 1970 film, Patton, last week, and saw it three times with my son. A fellow’s got to get his money’s worth. It made quite an impression on yours truly, though I’m not so sure about Richard, who is three-and-a-half years old, and is currently much more passionate about James and the Giant Peach. The moment Patton opens, you know this will be like no other war movie. General George S....
  • 1 John 5:7

    03/14/2003 12:48:25 PM PST · by Commander8 · 1 replies · 229+ views
    QUESTION: Is it true that 1 John 5:7 is not in any Greek manuscript before the 1600s? If it is true, why is it in the King James Bible?
  • Democrats may be warming to idea of Gore run, poll shows

    07/12/2002 10:23:41 AM PDT · by spald · 36 replies · 217+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | July 12, 2002 | Will Lester, Associated Press
    Politics: Democrats may be warming to idea of Gore run, poll shows Copyright © 2002 AP Online By WILL LESTER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (July 12, 2002 7:44 a.m. EDT) - Al Gore plans to spend some time in July mending fences in Tennessee - attending an Indy car race at Nashville Superspeedway and campaigning for congressional candidate Lincoln Davis in the sprawling 4th District. The 2000 Democratic presidential nominee plans to attend the Firestone 200 on July 20, an Indy Racing League event, with a boyhood friend from Carthage, aides say. He will campaign for Davis earlier the same day...