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  • Charlemagne's bones are (probably) real

    02/05/2014 7:54:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 Jan 2014 | unattributed
    German scientists have announced after almost 26 years of research that the bones interred for centuries at Aachen Cathedral are likely to be those of Charlemagne. Researchers confirmed on Wednesday evening - 1,200 years to the day since Charlemagne died - that the 94 bones and bone fragments taken from the supposed resting place of the King of the Franks and founder of what was to become the Holy Roman Empire came from a tall, thin, older man. The team first opened the sarcophagus of the first emperor in western Europe since the fall of the Roman Empire in secret...
  • Researcher points to Sun as likely source of eighth-century 'Charlemagne event'

    12/12/2012 5:34:52 AM PST · by Renfield · 29 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 11-20-2012
    (Phys.org)—Until recently, the years 774 and 775 were best known for Charlemagne's victory over the Lombards. But earlier this year, a team of scientists in Japan discovered a baffling spike in carbon-14 deposits within the rings of cedar trees that matched those same years. Because cosmic rays are tied to carbon-14 concentrations, scientists around the world have wondered about the cause: a nearby supernova, a gamma ray burst in the Milky Way or an intense superflare emanating from the Sun? Now, Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas and Brian Thomas, KU alumnus and professor...
  • Who Really Killed the Pax Romana?

    08/13/2012 11:05:09 AM PDT · by wtd · 38 replies
    The Gates of Vienna ^ | August 13, 2012 | Baron Bodissey
    The title of this thread "Who Really Killed the Pax Romana?" refers to a recent post at Gates of Vienna Blog written by Baron Bodissey. The Baron reviews the book Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy by Emmet Scott. If you have an interest in the subject of the Greco-Roman legacy and Islam as they relate to the sudden decline of medieval Europe this book will expose the linkage between Islam's destructive forces at that time and have you reconsider the implications of current events related to Islam today. Scott argues that the collapse of Latin-Greek civilization...
  • The triumph of Margaret Thatcher: why Europe’s love affair with the European project is ending

    06/01/2012 12:05:12 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/1/12 | Nile Gardiner
    Earlier this week the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project released a major report entitled ‘European Unity on the Rocks’. Its survey, involving more than 9,000 respondents across eight European Union nations as well as the United States, is the stuff of nightmares for EU officials desperately trying to keep the European project together against the backdrop of the biggest economic crisis in Europe since the 1930s. In the words of the report’s authors the European project “is a major casualty of the ongoing sovereign debt crisis,” with deep-seated disillusionment with the European single currency and the broader process of...
  • Breaking: Pope Benedict crowns Obama "Holy Roman Emperor"

    10/09/2009 10:04:25 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 35 replies · 2,311+ views
    The Vatican ^ | Today | me
    In a surprise move, Pope Benedict XVI crowned US President Barack Obama "Holy Roman Emperor" today in a rose garden ceremony.In a statement, the Pope said "Emperor Obama follows in the footsteps of Charlemagne and the Emperor Constantine."In other news, Chinese Premier Hu Jintao announced plans to restore the Qing dynasty, saying that Barack Obama -- a direct descendant of the last Manchu Emperor -- would be China's new Emperor.However, Turkish officials were quick to deny widely published reports of a restoration of the Byzantine Empire. "Turks wiped out the Byzantines in 1453. There are simply no Byzantines here for...
  • Protestant Group Predicts the Rise of "New Charlemagne" in Germany

    09/07/2009 4:14:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies · 1,947+ views
    PatrickMadrid ^ | September 7, 2009 | Patrick Madrid
    End-times mania and wild-eyed apocalyptic predictions have long been a staple in certain sectors of the Protestant world. In addition to the more mainstream Protestant prognosticators who have made a very comfortable living off their end-times related books and broadcasts (e.g., Hal Lindsey, Jack Van Impe, and Tim LaHaye, to name but three of the more prominent ones), groups which derive from Protestantism, such as Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses, also spend an inordinate amount of time and energy trying to map out the contours of the rise of the Man of Sin and the dire happenings described in...
  • Brigitte Bardot on trial for Muslim slur

    04/15/2008 10:45:29 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 158 replies · 20,981+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/15/2008 | Thierry Leveque
    PARIS (Reuters) - French former film star Brigitte Bardot went on trial on Tuesday for insulting Muslims, the fifth time she has faced the charge of "inciting racial hatred" over her controversial remarks about Islam and its followers. Prosecutors asked that the Paris court hand the 73-year-old former sex symbol a two-month suspended prison sentence and fine her 15,000 euros ($23,760) for saying the Muslim community was "destroying our country and imposing its acts." Since retiring from the film industry in the 1970s, Bardot has become a prominent animal rights activist but she has also courted controversy by denouncing Muslim...
  • Blessed Charlemagne

    01/29/2003 7:26:47 AM PST · by B-Chan · 26 replies · 1,187+ views
    The Cool-Ohm Zone ^ | --- | Charles Coulombe
    28 JANUARY --- BLESSED CHARLEMAGNE Every year on this day, in the German city of Aachen, of Aix-La-Chapelle, there is celebrated the feast of Blessed Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor. This year (1998), the Mass in the Emperor‘s old cathedral was offered by the Archbishop Of Rheims, the Primate of France. Just as of old the Emperors were crowned at Aachen, so too were the Kings of France crowned at Rheims. Strange to say, this apparently most German of feasts is also the most French. Charlemagne, after all, is accounted as "Charles I" in the lists of both Emperors...