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  • (NJ) Medal of Honor recipient honored with wreath

    12/23/2016 6:32:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    bergen record ^ | December 23, 2016 | Kelly Nicholaides
    PARAMUS ― Nicholas Oresko was soldier of slender build and small stature ― he stood about 5 feet 7 inches ― but his heroics were the stuff of legend. A recipient of the Medal of Honor, he survived enemy fire and killed a dozen German soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. “Nick changed the course of the war,” said Joe Cutolo, commander of American Legion Post 21 in Cresskill. “When I got to know him, he said he got up on that morning, looked up and said, ‘God, I’m cold and tired. If I die,...
  • Boy whose 81-year-old murder remains unsolved gets gravestone

    10/16/2016 6:37:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | October 16, 2016
    A ceremony was held Saturday to dedicate a new gravestone for a 7-year-old Michigan boy whose brutal killing more than 80 years ago remains unsolved. Richard Streicher Jr. was murdered in March 1935 in Ypsilanti and his grave in a town cemetery was never marked due to the notoriety of the crime, the Ann Arbor News reports. The boy never returned home after going sledding on a late winter evening. His body was found days later underneath a footbridge near his home with 14 stab wounds. Investigators never found the killer. The Ann Arbor News ran a story about the...
  • DrudgeReport.coSomething HUGE about to hit DRUDGE - famous BACK-TICK mark displayed..!

    09/08/2016 6:14:10 PM PDT · by gaijin · 241 replies ^ | Sept 8th, 2016 | me
    The photos Drudge uses often contain riddles, clues or inside jokes. Use of a single BACK-TICK mark in the extreme upper-left corner of his site traditionally indicates to long-time fans that a HUGE STORY is about to hit. When it does hit, in every case a flashing siren accompanies the headline, which is often in a huge, red font. Freepers: What could this impending news BE..? Take your guesses, please.
  • [Vanity] Drudge back tick up

    09/11/2016 9:56:26 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 76 replies ^ | 9/11/16 | Drudge
  • VANITY: Drudge Hinting Big News

    09/19/2016 9:12:42 PM PDT · by Thickman · 68 replies
    Drudge placed a character (reversed apostrophe) in the upper left corner of the page. As I understand it, that means big news is coming . . . (?)
  • Muhammad Ali in 'Grave Condition' in Phoenix Hospital

    06/03/2016 7:02:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 106 replies
    Muhammad Ali is in "grave condition" in a Phoenix-area hospital, a well-informed source tells NBC News, as the boxing legend continues to battle a respiratory condition. The 74-year-old former heavyweight champion's family has gathered by his bedside just a day after he had been hospitalized in what spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday was to be a "brief" stay.
  • Death to Capitalism? Visitors to Marxs Grave Balk at Fee

    10/25/2015 7:10:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Th Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/25/2015 | ALISTAIR MACDONALD and ESE ERHERIENE
    HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDONOn a summer visit to the grave of Karl Marx, Ben Gliniecki found that he would have to pay 4, or about $6, to pay respects to the man who sounded the death knell for private property. Mr. Gliniecki, a Marxist, said no. Personally, I think it is disgusting, the 24-year-old political activist said. There are no depths of irony, or bad taste, to which capitalists wont sink if they think they can make money out of it. The charity that looks after this cemetery has long taken swipe at a different irony: Karl Marxs decision to buy...
  • Vandals damage grave of fallen police officer less than 24 hours after burial

    07/27/2015 3:28:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    wowk-tv ^ | Jul 27, 2015 | wowk
    Less than 24 hours after a veteran police officer was buried, vandals struck, damaging the eternal flame honoring the fallen officer at a cemetery in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune reports vandals desecrated the grave of New Orleans Police Officer Vernell Brown, Jr. by prying off and destroying the metal vessel housing the gas-powered flame-- the centerpiece of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officer Memorial. Brown, who was injured in a July 12 traffic incident and died five days later was buried on Saturday at Lake Lawn cemetery. The 17-year veteran of the force was training two recruits when they stopped to...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate Generals grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate Generals grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrests grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. If hes gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone, said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • Removal of Confederate flags from cemetery sparks controversy [Alabama]

    05/16/2015 1:32:34 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 270 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | May 16, 2015 | Lindsey Rogers
    A prominent attorney admits to taking flags from the graves of soldiers, a move that's sparked both positive reaction and calls for him to be arrested and disbarred. He's also received death threats and hate mail. The lawyer says his actions are meant to promote unity. A bag of small Confederate flags sits at Union Springs City Hall. They were removed from graves at an old Confederate cemetery downtown, behind the Red Door Theater, near the intersection of Highway 82 and North Prairie Street. Myron Penn pulled up the flags with his family on Mother's Day. Penn, a founding partner...
  • Cradle-to-grave debt load leaves no Chicagoan free

    02/16/2014 7:09:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/14/14 | Tim Jones
    CHICAGO This is now the city of big debt, where each of Chicago's 2.7 million residents from infants in diapers to senior citizens on fixed incomes is on the hook for about $20,000 in long-term pension promises and bond obligations. Like the relentless snow clogging the city's streets, it just keeps piling up. Chicago isn't bankrupt Detroit, junk-status Puerto Rico or New York at the brink of insolvency in 1975. Yet the city of gleaming skyscrapers along Lake Michigan's shore tripled its debt load from 2002 to 2012, as it ignored annual pension payments and borrowed for...
  • Suspected Mass Grave Discovered in Serbia

    12/16/2013 9:02:33 PM PST · by tlozo · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2013 | ABC News
    Officials say a suspected mass grave has been discovered in Serbia believed to contain bodies of ethnic Albanians who were killed during the 1998-99 war between Serbia and Kosovo.
  • Extraordinary Kurgan Burial Shines New Light on Sarmatian Life

    09/17/2013 6:26:47 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 11 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 17 Sep 2013 | Leonid T. Yablonsky
    A Sarmatian burial mound excavated this summer in Russias Southern Ural steppes has yielded a magnificent but unusual treasure. The artefacts contained within the mound are helping to shed light on a little-known period of the illiterate nomadic culture that flourished on the Eurasian steppe in the 1st millennium BC and interacted with the Persian Achaemenid and Greek civilizations. The archaeological study of this remarkable ancient tomb, or kurgan, was carried out by the expedition of the Institute of Archaeology (Russian Academy of Sciences), led by Professor Leonid T. Yablonsky.
  • 'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland

    07/12/2013 7:14:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 12, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland Archaeologists in Poland believe they've made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves. The graves were discovered during the construction of a roadway near the Polish town of Gliwice, where archaeologists are more accustomed to finding the remains of World War II soldiers, according to The Telegraph. But instead of soldiers, the graves contained skeletons whose heads had been severed and placed on their legs. This indicated to the archaeologists that the bodies had been subject to a ritualized execution designed to ensure the dead stayed dead, The Telegraph reports. By keeping the head...
  • Ban Ki-Moon 'Gravely Concerned by IAF Strikes'

    05/05/2013 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 55/13 | Gil Ronen
    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appealed Sunday for restraint to avoid an escalation in the Syrian conflict, expressing "grave concern" over Israeli air strikes, AFP reported. "The secretary-general calls on all sides to exercise maximum calm and restraint, and to act with a sense of responsibility to prevent an escalation of what is already a devastating and highly dangerous conflict," his spokesman Martin Nesirky said. Nesirky said the United Nations was unable to independently verify the Israeli strikes, and had no details about them, but Ban "expresses grave concern over reports of air strikes in Syria by the Israeli Air...
  • 'Julia': Cradle to grave under Obama rule

    05/06/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    washington times ^ | 5-4-12 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we may already have a winner. It is The Life of Julia, the Obama reelection teams cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government at every step of her life. The Obama campaign revives the concept of cradle to grave as it highlights Obama-supported programs that take care of Julia from age 3 to her retirement at age 67.
  • Cradle to Grave: The Obama Campaign's Fantasy for American Life

    05/03/2012 10:18:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 5/3/12 | Kevin Glass
    The Obama campaign has a cringe-inducing propaganda slideshow called "The Life of Julia" intended to illustrate how the Obama Administration's policies will give government help to a young woman as she is educated, works, starts a family and retires. If you had to stifle a guffaw, you're not alone. Yes, the Obama Administration's policies alone can be the savior for American children everywhere - all it takes, apparently, are piles and piles of taxpayer money thrown around recklessly. And by the end, children will still be able to retire and live comfortably on the totally-stable programs of Medicare and Social...
  • Pictured: 'horrible' woman steals flowers from boy's grave

    12/08/2011 9:38:53 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12-8-11
    Police are hunting a woman who was captured on camera appearing to steal flowers from a schoolboys grave. She was photographed at the grave of 11 year-old, Robert Stringer, who died in a car accident in 1980, after the boys family installed a motion-sensing camera in a tree. It followed a string of thefts of floral tributes at Rippleside Cemetery in Barking, Essex. His family have released the pictures in an attempt to track her down. Steve Rose, 37, of Walthamstow, east London, who installed the camera, said: I was only six when he died. My aunt, who died two...
  • Military Headstones

    08/17/2011 3:42:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Where do our military headstones come from? A great story. I often wondered where and how our military headstones were made .... Click on the link below turn up sound very interesting.
  • Rudolf Hesss Remains Removed From Grave

    07/21/2011 12:59:36 PM PDT · by americanophile · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 21, 2011 | JUDY DEMPSEY
    BERLIN The bones of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitlers deputy, have been exhumed and disposed of because his grave in the small Bavarian town of Wunsiedel had become a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis, the towns mayor said in an interview on Thursday. Karl-Willi Beck, 56, who has been mayor of Wunsiedel since 2002, said the cemetery administrators removed Hesss remains and his gravestone early Wednesday. It was the right thing to do, Mr. Beck said. He added that the bones would be cremated and scattered over a lake, but he gave no other details.
  • The Church Built on Peter

    06/29/2011 5:46:53 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 282 replies
    The Integrated Catholic Life ^ | June 29, 2011 | Fr. Roger Landry
    After St. Peter died upside down on a cross in the Circus of Caligula and Nero, the surviving Christians obtained his body and buried him quickly nearby, on the steeply sloping Vatican Hill to the north of the Circus. That hill had become a makeshift graveyard four months earlier after the fire of Rome had killed so many residents of the metropolis that their loved ones began to use any open spot they could find on the roadsides radiating outside the city. . . . When the tropaion of Peter was found underneath the high altar during archaeological escavations in...
  • Dozens of bodies found buried in Texas (major Ouija Board fail)

    LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas -- Dozens of bodies have been found in a mass grave in Liberty County, officials said Tuesday. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said 25 to 30 bodies were buried at the intersection of County Roads 2049 and 2048 between Hardin and Daisetta. The bodies are those of children, according to preliminary reports. The FBI was called in to assist the investigation.
  • 3 NJ Women Arrested For Stealing 380 Grave Markers

    06/06/2011 5:09:08 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 45 replies
    CBS philly ^ | 06/06/2011 | staff
    CINNAMINSON, N.J. (CBS) Three New Jersey women are behind bars for a crime, that is becoming more and more common according to police. Authorities say they stole brass markers from the graves of veterans at local cemeteries, and sold the stolen markers to a scrap yard. Authorities tell Eyewitness News the suspects needed drug money.

    03/10/2011 9:49:40 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
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  • Beyond the 'grave': Parents' statement on Father Euteneuer

    02/24/2011 2:05:50 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies
    Spero News ^ | February 19, 2011 | Tom O'Toole
    You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped; you were too strong for me, and you triumphed. All the day I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage is my message; the word of the LORD has brought me derision and reproach all the day. I say to myself, I will not mention him, I will speak in his name no more. But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it....
  • Archaeologists On Crete Find Skeleton Covered With Gold Foil In 2,700-year-old Grave

    10/01/2010 2:54:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Canadian Press via Google News ^ | Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | Nicholas Paphitis
    Excavator Nicholas Stampolidis said his team discovered more than 3,000 pieces of gold foil in the 7th-century B.C. twin grave near the ancient town of Eleutherna... The tiny gold ornaments, from 1 to 4 centimetres (0.4 to 1.5 inches) long, had been sewn onto a lavish robe or shroud that initially wrapped the body of a woman and has almost completely rotted away but for a few off-white threads... The woman, who presumably had a high social or religious status, was buried with a second skeleton in a large jar sealed with a stone slab weighing more than half a...
  • Boy holds sale to buy gravestone for dad

    09/26/2010 1:27:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies ^ | September 26, 2010 | staff reporter
    Hundreds of people flocked to a yard sale in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday after hearing a nine-year-old boy wanted to raise money to buy a headstone for his dead father. "I just felt bad because there was no gravestone, so I wanted raise money to buy a gravestone," said Blake McGinness. Blake's father, Rick Lees, who died last year of a stomach aneurysm, is buried at the Wilmer Cemetery just outside Kingston. His gravesite is currently marked only by some of Blake's toys, as the family couldn't afford a gravestone. News of Blake's yard sale spread, prompting hundreds of people...
  • Marines Find 72 Bodies at Suspected Drug Cartel Dumping Ground in Northern Mexico

    08/25/2010 6:47:28 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/2010 | Fox News
    MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican marines found the dumped bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico following a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead, the Navy reported late Tuesday. The cadavers of 58 men and 14 women were found at a spot near the Gulf coast south of the border city of Matamoros. It appears to be the largest drug-cartel body dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in late 2006. "The federal government categorically condemns the barbarous acts committed...
  • Dallas man arrested after taking foot from corpse in Pleasant Grove cemetery

    04/30/2010 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 56 replies · 1,267+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 4/30/2010 | Dallas News
    A Dallas man was arrested early this morning when he was found carrying a foot stolen from a Pleasant Grove graveyard, police said. Daniel Wayne Staley, 18, is accused of digging up a grave and removing a foot from a body at a Jewish cemetery near the 3100 block of Buckner Boulevard. "I dug it up from a nearby grave and took it from a Jew girl just because I wanted a foot," he told officers, according to a police report.
  • 'This could be us': Marines among 6,000 who place wreaths on graves at Arlington Cemetery

    12/12/2009 4:33:28 PM PST · by HokieMom · 6 replies · 806+ views
    WP ^ | December 12, 2009 | Yamiche Alcindor
    Pfc. De'Angello Robinson, 19, traveled seven hours by bus to place a single wreath on the tomb of a soldier whom he'd never met. For him, and the other Marines who took the trip from Camp Johnson in Jacksonville, N.C. to Arlington National Cemetery to decorate graves, the day was about paying tribute to men and women who once stood in their shoes. "In a few months, from where we are getting shipped out, this could be us," said Robinson of the fallen soldiers. "If it is us, I would want somebody to do the same for me so I'm...
  • 4 Ill. cemetery workers accused in grisly plot (the bodysnatchers move famous)

    07/09/2009 3:51:46 PM PDT · by restornu · 13 replies · 817+ views
    APAssociated Press Writer ^ | JULY 2009 | By SOPHIA TAREEN
    video clip ALSIP, Ill. (AP) -- Three gravediggers and a cemetery manager unearthed hundreds of corpses from a historic black cemetery south of Chicago, dumping some in a weeded area and double-stacking others in existing graves, in an elaborate scheme to resell the plots, authorities said Thursday. All four were charged with felonies. Frantic relatives of the deceased descended on Burr Oak Cemetery - the final resting place of lynching victim Emmett Till and blues singers Willie Dixon and Dinah Washington - in hopes someone could tell them their loved ones' remains were not among the pile of bones that...
  • Serbia seeks grave of WWII guerrilla leader Dragoljub Draza Mihailovic, slain by communists

    05/27/2009 7:43:06 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies · 1,056+ views ^ | April 27, 2009 | AP
    Photo of communist guard with gun and General Draza Mihailovich from the archives of the Military Museum in Belgrade. BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbia's government has formed a special commission to try to locate the grave of a World War II guerrilla leader executed as a traitor by the Communists, officials said Monday. The location of Dragoljub Draza Mihailovic's grave has been unknown since postwar Communist authorities executed him in 1946 for collaboration with the Nazi occupiers. For decades, the issue has fueled divisions in Serbia, where many believe that Mihailovic was a hero who was killed for his loyalty to...
  • George F. Will: California dug its own grave, and it's about to get deeper

    05/03/2009 2:07:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 3,000+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/3/09 | George Will
    California's increasingly severe and largely self-inflicted economic crisis will deepen on May 19 if, as is probable and desirable, voters reject most of the ballot measures that were drafted as part of a "solution" to the state's budget deficit. They would make matters worse. ... Under Arnold Schwarzenegger, the best governor the states contiguous to California have ever had, people and businesses have been relocating in those states. For four consecutive years, more Americans have moved out of California than have moved in. California's business costs are more than 20 percent higher than the average state's. In the last decade,...
  • Skull & Bones sued for Geronimo's remains

    02/17/2009 9:18:37 PM PST · by XR7 · 28 replies · 3,075+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 2/17/09 | Nora Caplan-Bricker
    The heirs of an Apache chieftain whose remains are rumored to be held inside Yale's oldest secret society filed a lawsuit today demanding the return of their ancestor's skull. Twenty descendants of the legendary Apache chieftain Geronimo are suing the federal government, the University and the society Skull & Bones in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to seek the return of his remains as well as punitive damages. One hundred years ago today, Geronimo died of pneumonia at Fort Sill, Okla., but the suit alleges members of the society exhumed his remains in 1918 or 1919 and...
  • More room on top - lack of space brings in the doubledecker grave

    11/14/2008 12:50:52 PM PST · by Scythian · 16 replies · 538+ views
    The disturbance of human remains in burial grounds is to be allowed for the first time since the early Victorian era to deal with a shortage of graves, The Times has learnt. Under a test scheme to begin in the new year, local authorities across the country will be allowed to exhume remains and rebury them deeper to create space for further burials on top. In some cases, new inscriptions will be added to the existing headstone to ensure that the heritage of the grave is not destroyed. Damaged or insignificant headstones would be removed and replaced with only the...
  • Gravediggers come up short on would-be saint's remains

    10/31/2008 3:01:56 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies · 515+ views
    LONDON -- Plans to transfer the remains of 19th-century Roman Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman from a humble country graveyard to a posh marble sarcophagus have been abandoned because gravediggers could not find his body. When church officials sought to exhume his bones from his grave in a rural English cemetery on Thursday (Oct. 2), all they found were a brass plaque and a scattering of red tassels from his cardinal's hat. The Catholic Church had wanted to shift Newman's remains to Birmingham Oratory, the Midlands edifice that he established in Victorian England, in preparation for his expected beatification as...
  • Grave Fragment Found: Son of Second Temple High Priest

    10/06/2008 2:11:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 563+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 10-06-08 | Hillel Fendel
    Archaeologists excavating north of Jerusalem have found a piece of a sarcofagus - a stone coffin - belonging to a son of a High Priest. The visible inscription reads, "the son of the High Priest" - but the words before it are broken off. It thus cannot be ascertained which High Priest is referred to, nor the name or age of the deceased. Many other findings in the excavation are from the late Second Temple period, and archaeologists assume that the High Priest in question lived between 30 and 70 C.E. Yoli Shwartz, Spokesperson for the Israel Antiquities Authority, notes...
  • Ancient grave found on Bognor new homes site[UK]

    07/28/2008 9:00:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 275+ views
    The Argos ^ | 28 July 2008 | Sam Underwood
    Land soon to become a new housing estate has yielded an unexpected treasure a 2,000- year-old skeleton, believed to be that of a prince, a warrior or a priest. Planning permission has been granted for more than 600 houses in open fields at North Bersted near Bognor. But before the work could go ahead, an archaeological survey had to be carried out on the site to check if there was anything of historical interest under the topsoil. What the team from the Thames Valley Archaeological Services found was beyond their wildest dreams. After digging tirelessly for several months they...
  • Archaeologists find grave of suspected vampire

    07/14/2008 11:20:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 73 replies · 1,670+ views
    Czech News Agency (ČTK) ^ | 14 July 2008 | Czech News Agency (ČTK)
    Pardubice, East Bohemia, July 11 (CTK) - Archaeologists have uncovered a 4000-year-old grave in Mikulovice, east Bohemia, with remains of what might have been considered a vampire at the time, Nova TV has reported. The experts made the terrifying find within their research of a burial site from the Early Bronze Age. One of the graves was situated somewhat aside. The skeleton in it bears traces of unusual treatment. When buried, the dead man was weighed down with two big stones, one on his chest and the other on his head. "Remains treated in this way are now considered as...
  • 7/7 bomber's family hold party as city mourns

    07/07/2008 3:00:24 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 17 replies · 161+ views
    This is London ^ | 07.07.08 | Amar Singh
    A party is being held at the grave of a 7/7 bomber in what is being described as an insult to the 52 London commuters murdered three years ago today. The family of Shehzad Tanweer and 400 guests will "celebrate his life" and "remember him as a martyr" at a village in Pakistan today. Tanweer, 22, Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, Hasib Hussain, 18, and 19-year-old Jermaine Lindsay also died when they detonated rucksack bombs on three crowded Tube trains and a No30 bus. Tanweer's uncle, 42-year-old property developer Tahir Pervez, is organising the celebration in which verses of the Koran...
  • Gold Cup Find Led To (Anglo-Saxon) Graves Discovery

    03/21/2008 10:59:33 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 821+ views
    Kent Online ^ | 3-21-2008 | Nick Evans
    Gold cup find led to graves discovery by Nick Evans AN important archaeological find by Broadstairs man Cliff Bradshaw prompted further excavations which uncovered centuries- old Anglo-Saxon graves. These later finds, thought to be the graves of women from the fifth and sixth centuries, were the subject of an inquest held last week by coroner Rebecca Cobb to decide if the finds should be declared treasure. She heard the excavations followed the discovery in 2001 by Cliff Bradshaw of what has since become known as the Ringlemere Cup, which was later declared a national treasure and is on show in...
  • Ancient (Anglo-Saxon) Grave Markers Found At The Cathedral

    03/06/2008 2:26:57 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 215+ views
    Peterborough Today ^ | 3-5-2008 | Jackie Hall
    Ancient grave markers found at the cathedral Archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall with a rare find of Anglo-Saxon grave markers discovered during repairs to a wall in the cathedral precincts.(8PF0228118) Picture: PAUL FRANKS EIGHT Anglo-Saxon grave markers belonging to ordinary folk have been uncovered in Peterborough Cathedral's grounds during restoration work. Workers at the site, who are repairing ancient stone walls in the precincts, alerted the cathedral's archaeologist to the find, which was discovered in the same wall as a medieval fireplace. Archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall analysed the pieces, and discovered they were 11th century grave markings which are believed to...
  • Druid Grave Unearthed In UK?

    02/11/2008 3:11:33 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 114+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 2-11-2008 | Jennifer Viegas
    Druid Grave Unearthed in U.K.? Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Digging for History Feb. 11, 2008 -- Historical records tell of a mystical, priestly and learned class of elite individuals called Druids among Celtic societies in Britain, but there has been no archaeological evidence of their existence. Until, perhaps, now. A series of graves found in a gravel quarry at Stanway near Colchester, Essex, have been dated to 40-60 A.D. At least one of the burials, it appears, may have been that of a Druid, according to a report published in British Archaeology. Mike Pitts, the journal's editor and an archaeologist,...
  • Liberty County Veteran's Grave Vandalized (Iraq Marine)

    10/21/2007 3:33:55 PM PDT · by SmoothTalker · 24 replies · 51+ views
    "The family of a fallen Marine is dealing with another shock -- their son's new grave was vandalized. Lance Cpl. Jeremy Burris, 22, of Liberty, died in Iraq and was buried at Cook Memorial Cemetery earlier this week. The cemetery has a locked gate at the front and a fence around the perimeter, but vandals managed to get in sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, less than two days after the Liberty marine was buried, officials said. " "Tom Smathers, a Liberty resident said, "It's terrible. You can't believe someone would do something like that.""
  • Viking Graves To Be Re-Opened

    06/08/2007 3:27:19 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 1,134+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 6-8-2007
    Viking graves to be re-openedA worker welded together the aluminium casket in which the Vikings' remains were re-buried in 1948. The Viking graves that contained the famous ships Oseberg and Gokstad will be re-opened in September, in an effort to gain new knowledge from the remains of the two women and one man buried in them.Grave robbers plundered the Viking mounds centuries ago. This photo was taken in 1904. These leather shoes were found in the Oseberg ship and probably belonged to the older of the two women buried with the ship. The burial mound containing the famed Oseberg ship...
  • The 'Grave Slab Code' Baffles Experts

    04/12/2007 3:08:53 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1,155+ views
    IC Newcastle ^ | 4-12-2007 | Tony Henderson
    The 'grave slab code' baffles expertsApr 12 2007 By Tony Henderson Environment Editor, The Journal What could be a 900-year-old code is baffling archaeologist Peter Ryder. Over the last 30 years Northumberland-based Peter has recorded 700 ancient grave slab covers in the county, plus another 500 each in County Durham and Cumbria. But the carvings found on one 12th-Century slab, which had been recycled and used 300 years later in a church tower, have set Peter a puzzle. Three 12th-Century grave slabs were incorporated into the tower of St Michael and All Angels Church in Newburn, Newcastle. They have been...
  • Researchers Find Ancient Couple In Single Grave (Korea)

    03/28/2007 7:59:19 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 235+ views ^ | 3-28-2007
    Researchers Find Ancient Couple in Single Grave The remains of two people were discovered in a grave from the Neolithic age in the Yeosoo area of South Cheolla Province. It is the first time that bones from two people have been unearthed from the same Neolithic grave. Gwangju National Museum chief Cho Hyun-jong who led the excavation of the shell mound grave said that the taller of the two skeletons, at 158 cm, had a shell bracelet on the right arm and belonged to a woman. The gender of the other person who was 165 cm has not yet been...
  • Thousands Flock to See Saddam's Grave

    12/31/2006 2:06:45 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 74 replies · 2,231+ views
    AP ^ | 12-31-06 | STEVEN R. HURST
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Thousands of Iraqis flocked to Saddam Hussein's hometown of Ouja on Sunday, where the deposed leader was buried in a religious compound 24 hours after his execution. Dozens of relatives and other mourners, some of them crying and moaning, attended the interment shortly before dawn near Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad. A few knelt before his flag-draped grave. A large framed photograph of Saddam was propped up on a chair nearby. "I condemn the way he was executed and I consider it a crime," said 45-year-old Salam Hassan al-Nasseri, one of Saddam's clansmen who attended...
  • Gravedigger Buried Himself

    09/09/2006 2:24:56 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 6 replies · 212+ views ^ | 9/9/06 | unknown Gravedigger buried himself A Dutch gravedigger had a lucky escape after he accidentally buried himself. The 62-year-old man, from Nieuwleusen, was digging a grave in Zwolle cemetery when it happened, reports A trailer containing the earth he had removed tipped over and fell into the grave, knocking over the man and covering him completely. Luckily, a workmate was able to move the trailer and uncover the gravedigger's face to let him breathe. He called the fire brigade who managed to free the man after an hour. He was unhurt apart from a bump on the head.
  • Three Iowa County men tried to dig up a woman's grave

    09/05/2006 4:54:38 PM PDT · by Obadiah · 43 replies · 1,465+ views
    NBC15 News ^ | 09/06/06 | NBC15
    The men face charges of attempted misdemeanor theft and attempted third degree sexual assault. Investigators say the three men went to this cemetery in Cassville Saturday night to dig up the grave of Laura Tennessen. The nursing assistant died in a motorcycle accident in Cassville, not far from where's she's buried. A criminal complaint against the men says an officer responded to the intersection of Wall and East Bluff Streets to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The officer then questioned Alex Grunke, who was walking toward the vehicle, dressed in black and sweating, according to the complaint. Police say they learned...