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  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    02/06/2016 10:26:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    Live Science ^ | February 4, 2016 | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
    The enormous arena was empty, save for the seesaws and the dozens of condemned criminals who sat naked upon them, hands tied behind their backs. Unfamiliar with the recently invented contraptions known as petaurua, the men tested the seesaws uneasily. One criminal would push off the ground and suddenly find himself 15 feet in the air while his partner on the other side of the seesaw descended swiftly to the ground. How strange. In the stands, tens of thousands of Roman citizens waited with half-bored curiosity to see what would happen next and whether it would be interesting enough to...
  • Pope Francis, Russian Patriarch Kirill to meet in Cuba to heal 1,000yr rift [Rev 17]

    02/05/2016 9:50:47 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Russia Times ^ | 2/5/2016 | Staff
    The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, is to meet his Roman Catholic counterpart, Pope Francis, during a historic visit to Latin America. The groundbreaking meeting is to happen in mid-February in Cuba. The meeting between heads the two major Christian churches would be an unprecedented move to mend a millennium-long rift between the Western and Eastern branches of the religion, which started with the Great Schism of 1054. The upcoming meeting confirms Russia's status in the Christian world, according to Alexandr Avdeev Russia's ambassador to the Holy See. "In light of the Western sanctions, the meeting between...
  • Pope Francis Said to Bless Human-Animal Chimeras [Genesis 6, Luke 17]

    02/02/2016 9:23:25 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | 1/27/2016 | Antonio Regalado
    A Spanish scientist working at the Salk Institute in California told Scientific American that Pope Francis personally blessed his cutting-edge research to mix human cells into animal bodies. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a prominent stem-cell biologist, is engaged in efforts to grow human tissue inside of farm animals such as pigs, sheep, and cows. This type of research is sensitive because scientists have to inject human stem cells into early-stage animal embryos, then try to grow the mixtures inside surrogate animals. Much of Belmonte's work occurs in collaboration with a team in the province of Murcia in his native Spain,...
  • Bill Maher: I Wish Liberals Would Have Same Intolerance For Muslims That They Do For Christians

    01/31/2016 11:11:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 30, 2016 | unattributed
    On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher told liberals see the world the way they want it rather than the way it is when it comes to the threat of Islam and Islamic terror. Maher, a religious critic, told his fellow liberals he wishes they would have the same "intolerance" for Muslim-related terror around the world that they do for Christians and Christian fundamentalists at home. Maher brought up the decision by the Italians to cover up nude statues during a state visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "This is the horribleness of what's going...
  • Mass rally against gay civil unions in Rome [Italy]

    01/30/2016 12:03:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 30 Jan 2016 09:14 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to protest in Rome's Circus Maximus arena Saturday against a civil unions bill for same-sex couples, a hot-potato issue for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government. "As many people as possible must take part. Remember; this is the only weapon we have!" organizer Massimo Gandolfini said ahead of the "Family Day" rally, which begins in the capital's ancient Roman chariot racing stadium at 1100 GMT. Gandolfini said he expected to fill the arena, which can take 350,000 people without counting the surrounding streets, while authorities in Rome said they were preparing for up to...
  • Romans cover their nudes for Iranian leader's visit

    01/26/2016 9:15:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Tucker Reals
    The Romans have censored themselves to make visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani feel more comfortable during his historic stop in Italy. Rouhani -- the first Iranian leader to visit Europe in almost 20 years -- met Tuesday with Pope Francis at the Vatican, but another stop on his agenda was the famed Capitoline Museum, where classic Italian nude sculptures were covered with plain white boards to avoid offending the Muslim president.
  • Covering Nude Statues in Rome for Iran Head Draws Catholic Leader's Scorn

    01/28/2016 9:05:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 1/28/16 | Rosie Scammell
    ROME (RNS) Controversy over Italy's decision to cover nude statues during the visit of Iran's president continued to spark debate as the leader of the Syrian Catholic Church criticized the episode, saying it pains persecuted Christians in Syria who feel forgotten. "This is our culture. If you don't want to see it, close your eyes!" an exasperated Patriarch Youssef III Younan told journalists in Rome on Thursday (Jan. 28). The head of the Syriac Catholic Church was speaking two days after ancient nude statues were covered by staff at Rome's Capitoline Museums in a bid to avoid offending the Iranian...
  • Italy hides ancient museum nudes from Iranian president (dhimmitude)

    01/26/2016 11:59:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2016 2:50 PM EST | Frances D’Emilio
    A decision by Italian officials to cover up ancient nude statues to not offend Iran's visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome. Ahead of a news conference Monday with Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around some Roman statues in Rome's Capitoline Museums. When images of the cover-up made the Italian media Tuesday, politicians from across the spectrum decried and derided the decision. The museum said Tuesday that the premier's office wanted the statues along Rouhani's path to the news conference covered up. Renzi's office declined to comment. ...
  • 'A bronze age Pompeii': archaeologists hail discovery of Peterborough site

    01/13/2016 8:02:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 12, 2016 | Maev Kennedy
    Silty fen preserved burning houses and domestic objects inside them to reveal unprecedented view of life 3,000 years ago. Almost 3,000 years after being destroyed by fire, the astonishingly well preserved remains of two Bronze Age houses and their contents have been discovered at a quarry site in Peterborough. The artefacts include a collection of everyday domestic objects unprecedented from any site in Britain, including jewellery, spears, daggers, giant food storage jars and delicate drinking cups, glass beads, textiles and a copper spindle with thread still wound around it. The remains of the large wooden houses, built on stilts in...
  • Pope Francis Says All Major Religions Are Paths To Same God [Rev 13]

    01/12/2016 10:50:39 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 112 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 01/11/2016 | Michael Snyder
    A new video has just been released in which Pope Francis very clearly expresses his belief that all of the major religions are different paths to the same God. He says that while people from various global faiths may be "seeking God or meeting God in different ways" that it is important to keep in mind that "we are all children of God". This is the most recent example that shows that the Pope has completely abandoned any notion that a relationship with God is available only through Jesus Christ. As he has done throughout his papacy, he continues to...
  • Edward Gibbon, quote

    01/09/2016 1:57:28 PM PST · by fella · 28 replies
    Good Reads ^ | Edward Gibbon
    The five marks of the Roman decaying culture: Concern with displaying affluence instead of building wealth; Obsession with sex and perversions of sex; Art becomes freakish and sensationalistic instead of creative and original; Widening disparity between very rich and very poor; Increased demand to live off the state.
  • Empires (Like the U.S.) Fall When Corruption Becomes Rampant

    01/08/2016 10:50:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Widespread corruption destroys empires. By way of example, corruption was one of the main causes of the collapse of the Roman Empire: The Praetorian Guard—the emperor’s personal bodyguards—assassinated and installed new sovereigns at will, and once even auctioned the spot off to the highest bidder [and see this]. The political rot also extended to the Roman Senate, which failed to temper the excesses of the emperors due to its own widespread corruption and incompetence. As the situation worsened, civic pride waned and many Roman citizens lost trust in their leadership. The Ottoman Empire started its decline when the sale of...
  • ISIS's First Step: Conquer Rome, Defeat Christianity [VIDEO]

    ROME -- The Islamic State has a plan to conquer Rome. Yes, it might sound crazy, but ISIS believes the conquest of Rome is central to its mission. They believe it is necessary to fulfill what Islam teaches was the prophecy of Muhammed and to prepare the return of the Muslim messiah: the Mahdi. "ISIS thinks that Rome is one of its primary goals and is in its timetable," Robert Spencer, author of The Complete Infidel's Guide to ISIS, said. "It has a timetable where in the 10 years, by the year 2025, it hopes to bring about Armageddon, the...
  • Press Cheers When Obama Sinks 40-Foot Chip Shot

    12/23/2015 5:50:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/23/15 | Daniel Halper
    [Hussein] Obama went golfing in Hawaii...then made what ABC News describes as a 40-foot chip shot....The press rewarded Obama with cheers.
  • Ga. Imam sentenced for aiding Hamas (sentenced to more than 7 years in prison)

    02/27/2007 12:43:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 399+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/27/07 | Daniel Yee - ap
    ROME, Ga. - The imam of a Georgia mosque who pleaded guilty to providing support to the militant group Hamas was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison. Mohamed Shorbagi, 42, could have faced up to 15 years in prison. Shorbagi pleaded guilty in August to providing material support to the militant group Hamas in a case in which the agreement, charges and even the plea hearing were handled in secret. U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy sentenced him Tuesday to seven years and eight months in prison. At the sentencing, Shorbagi said he realized that some of his...
  • FBI Records Show CAIR’s Terror Links Cemented From Start

    12/17/2015 5:57:46 PM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Steven Emerson
    Like a good politician, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) repeatedly proves adept at inserting itself into national debates. When presidential candidate Ben Carson said he could not support a Muslim president, CAIR gathered reporters to express outrage and call on Carson to drop out of the race. When a 14-year-old Texas boy was detained for bringing what he said was a homemade clock to school that a teacher feared might be a bomb, a CAIR official expressed outrage and sat by the boy's side during news conferences and interviews. And in the immediate aftermath of the December 2 mass...
  • Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies

    11/15/2005 10:52:47 AM PST · by parnasokan · 48 replies · 2,034+ views
    november 15, 2005
    Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Here follows an interesting article from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. I make no comment at all other than read it. Very soon, under the title The Rockefeller Connection, I will post something revealing, something important that until now passed completely under the Radar Screen. Stay tuned .. Nigergate: the dangerous relations between Democrat Senators and ex spies Il GIORNALE 13 November 2005 By Gian Marco Chiocci and Mario Sechi October 9 2002, Rome. Elisabetta Burba, journalist with Panorama magazine, crosses Via Veneto. At the American Embassy someone is waiting...
  • ISIS release chilling new 'end of the world' video showing final battle with 'crusaders'

    12/11/2015 8:36:49 AM PST · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11 Dec 2015 | Anthony Bond , Kara O'Neill , Kelly-Ann Mills
    SIS has released chilling new footage depicting its apocalyptic vision of the end of the world. It has titled the video 'Meeting at Dabiq' which refers to the location of a final battle between the 'Crusaders' and the 'Believers'. The video also shows an ISIS 'armoured unit' advancing towards the Colosseum in reference to the 'armies of Rome'. In the footage the terrorist organisation shows a dead fighter being kissed by his comrades, a Jihadi on horseback trying to look like a honourable soldier and groups of men with the majority too scared to show their faces to the camera....
  • Saturation[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/09/2015 7:25:40 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 12-9-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    Saturate yourself in me my children for truly it is as you drip from my presence change occurs and as The oil of Unity dripped off Aaron's beard down his robe saturating the Tassels of My Word, truly you My Bride must fill your lamps with this Oil of Intimacy for Me to complete you in Me . . . Leviticus 6:13 Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out Matthew 14:36 36 They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it...
  • Boudica would weep at the cowardly English politicians running away from today’s Islamic invasion

    12/08/2015 8:49:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/8/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is a statue of a warrior from Brittan’s distant past that sits opposite the United Kingdom’s Parliament. It is in clear view of the politicians who run the UK. They see it each day as they enter their chamber to create new excuses for running away from the Muslim invaders destroying their country. The statue is of Boudica, a courageous female warrior. She dedicated her life to leading a ragtag army of British tribesmen in a doomed revolt against the Romans who invaded her home island almost two thousand years ago. Boudica saw her husband murdered and her daughters...
  • New measures seek to prevent ISIS drone attack on Vatican in Year of Mercy

    11/18/2015 9:12:50 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 18, 2015
    Drones are to be banned from the airspace over the centre of Rome, during the Year of Mercy as a precaution against ISIS attacks. In the wake of the Paris attacks, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Monday that drones will be banned from the airspace from December 8, as the Year of Mercy is due to attract millions of tourists to the Italian capital.Addressing the Italian Parliament, Mr Alfano said that security would be tightened around any potential target, particularly around St Peter’s Square, he said: “Particular attention has been dedicated to the risk of an attack...
  • "DELENDA EST CARTHAGO!"

    11/13/2015 10:42:01 PM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    The Baldwin Project ^ | Unattributed
    "Delenda est Carthago!" A noble old Roman, eighty-four years of age, had just finished a stirring speech in the Forum, or great market place of Rome, and these were his closing words: "Delenda est Carthago!" (Carthage must be destroyed!) His words were repeated by his hearers; they were carried into the street; they were discussed by excited men in every part of the city. "Who says that Carthage must be destroyed?" asked one citizen of another. "Cato the Censor says so," was the answer. "He says that two such cities as Rome and Carthage cannot long exist under the same...
  • Ten ancient Romans we could all learn from

    10/27/2015 1:59:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 28, 2015 | Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith
    A stained glass portrait of St Augustine After Mary Beard's list of important Romans, here's mine...Mary Beard has done more than anyone else, I think, to bring ancient Rome alive, and over at the Guardian she provides us with her list of the ten best ancient Romans. Lists are very personal things, and everyone will have a rival version, so I cannot resist submitting my own. Here are ten people we call all learn from, indeed need to learn from, in the order in which they popped into my head.1. Aurelius Augustinus, better known as St Augustine of Hippo,...
  • Financier Linked to Burkle And Clinton Is Charged (Raffaello Follieri)

    06/24/2008 6:12:47 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 362+ views
    Excerpt - Federal prosecutors charged Raffaello Follieri, an Italian entrepreneur and former business partner of California billionaire Ron Burkle, with funding a lavish lifestyle by using money from a real-estate venture that was supposed to capitalize on his alleged Vatican ties to redevelop surplus Catholic Church properties. ~ snip ~ A criminal complaint filed by the U.S. attorney in Manhattan Tuesday alleged that Mr. Follieri stole hundreds of thousands of dollars of investor money to pay for a $37,000-a-month New York apartment where he lived for a time with Ms. Hathaway; private jet travel; expensive restaurants and clothes; medical expenses,...
  • Mary Beard: why ancient Rome matters to the modern world

    10/08/2015 5:15:59 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 2 , 2015 | Mary Beard
    Failure in Iraq, debates about freedom, expenses scandals, sex advice the Romans seem versions of ourselves. But then theres the slavery and the babies on rubbish heaps. We need to understand ancient Rome, but should we take lessons from it? By the late fourth century CE the river Danube had become Romes Calais. What we often call the invasions into the Roman empire of barbarian hordes (or swarms, perhaps) could equally well be described as mass movements of economic migrants or political refugees from northern Europe. The Roman authorities had no better idea of how to deal with this...
  • The Mob Is Coming For You

    10/02/2015 12:44:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 30 September 2015 | Victor David Hanson
    The constitution of the Roman Republic was designed as a corrective to democracy. Specifically, it was hoping to protect against the excesses of Athenian-style direct democracy. About twice a month in Athens, citizens voted into law almost anything they wished. About six to seven thousand citizens would squeeze into a hillside amphitheater known as the Pnyx and were swayed by demagogues (people leaders) into voting for or against whatever the cause de jour was. Our term democracy comes from the Greek dmos-kratos, which means people-power. In furor at a rebellion, for example, Athenians once voted to kill all of the...
  • UK bombings : links to Iran, Iraq and Syria

    07/04/2007 10:18:09 AM PDT · by drzz · 12 replies · 561+ views
    Various sources ^ | 07 04 2007 | drzz
    THE UK BOMBING WERE EXPECTED. (sources quoted below) What is good in blogging is that you keep the infos alive. The MSM was able to say one day that IRAQ was behind 9/11 and suddenly put the story down without real reasons. There is many facts which shows UK is acting the same way with the present attacks and their obvious ties with IRAN. Al-Qaeda is not a self-sponsored organization. Nor has it the money, the intelligence and the personal. It is a window to fool the western intelligence and protect the sates. Al-Qaeda is state-sponsored terrorism. Like Hezbullah and...
  • Pope Francis criticises Romes mayor

    09/30/2015 11:03:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 30, 2015
    Comments made on plane will increase tension ahead of Year of MercyPope Francis criticised the mayor of Rome during an in-flight press conference on the way home from America, according to Italian media reports.The Pontiff reportedly referred Mayor Ignazio Marino as someone who “professes to be Catholic”.Speaking on the flight home to Rome, Francis was asked whether he had invited the mayor, a supporter of same-sex marriage and euthanasia, to join him in Philadelphia.He is reported to have replied: “I didn’t invite the mayor. Is that clear? I asked the organisers and they didn’t invite him either.”The Holy Father reportedly...
  • Students find rare Roman temple on practice dig [Poppelsdorf, Germany]

    05/15/2012 9:33:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | Friday, May 4, 2012 | jcw
    Lecturers at Bonn University had set up a mock archaeological dig at a building site on campus to teach hopeful historians digging techniques. What they did not expect to find were the 2,000-year-old foundations of a building, nestled into the dense, clayish mud. While the initial discovery was made in March, it was only in the past fortnight that the team realised the foundations were from a temple from the Roman era, the floor of which was scattered with broken pottery dating as far back as 800 BC. The building, which could have been part of a wealthy country estate,...
  • Ancient Roman Military Camp Unearthed in Eastern Germany

    05/18/2014 6:16:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    ScienceNow ^ | 13 May 2014 | Andrew Curry
    Archaeologists have confirmed the presence of a long-lost Roman military camp deep in eastern Germany. The 18-hectare site, found near the town of Hachelbich in Thuringia, would have sheltered a Roman legion of up to 5000 troops. Its location in a broad valley with few impediments suggests it was a stopover on the way to invade territory further east... The Hachelbich site, along with a battlefield near Hannover uncovered in 2008, show... that the Romans were willing to cross their frontier when it suited their political or military needs. The encampment was discovered in 2010, during routine excavations as part...
  • New Iron Age Sites Discovered in Finland [Roman era]

    01/11/2014 9:30:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | unattributed
    Artifacts included a battle axe, a knife, and a bronze buckle, all associated with burned human bones, initially thought to be dated to around 1000 - 1200 CE before analysis. Similar objects have been discovered in the Baltic Sea area and in Ladoga Karelia. Identical cape buckles have also been found in Gotland. But based on the University of Helsinki analysis, the cremation grave finds date to a time that is significantly earlier -- during the Viking Age between 775-980 CE, based on their application of AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry) techniques... ...in the area between the towns of Loviisa and...
  • German battlefield yields Roman surprises

    05/13/2013 6:09:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 2009 | unattributed
    Archaeologists have found more than 600 relics from a huge battle between a Roman army and Barbarians in the third century, long after historians believed Rome had given up control of northern Germany. "We have to write our history books new, because what we thought was that the activities of the Romans ended at nine or 10 (years) after Christ," said Lutz Stratmann, science minister for the German state of Lower Saxony. "Now we know that it must be 200 or 250 after that." For weeks, archeologist Petra Loenne and her team have been searching this area with metal detectors,...
  • New finds suggest Romans won big North Germany battle [ Maximinus Thrax ]

    09/15/2010 8:16:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Monsters and Critics (Deutsche Presse-Agentur) ^ | Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | Jean-Baptiste Piggin
    Until only two years ago, northern Germany was believed to have been a no-go area for Roman troops after three legions were wiped out by German tribesmen in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in AD 9. The revelation that two centuries later a Roman force mounted a punitive raid deep inside the tribal areas in AD 235 has changed all that, suggesting that a soldier-emperor, Maximinus Thrax, seriously attempted to subjugate the north of Germany. The debris from the battle is scattered over a wooded hill, the Harzhorn. An archeological dig there this summer turned up 1,800 artefacts. A...
  • Near Army construction site in Germany, a trove of ancient Roman artifacts

    09/24/2009 10:15:27 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies · 828+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 24, 2009 | By Mark Patton
    WIESBADEN, Germany A team of archaeology students and experts believe they have unearthed remnants of a Roman settlement from the second or third century near the construction site of an Army housing project, but the discovery isnt expected to affect the project. The team, from nearby Mainz University, discovered a Roman coin, pieces of pottery, roof tiles, decorated bricks and 23 pieces of raw lead. The students also believe they have found the wall outlines of a building. "We think its from the first to third century after Christ," said Dr. Guntram Schwitalla, a district archaeologist in Hessen. "If...
  • 2,000-year-old statue of Emperor Augustus on horseback found in stream

    08/27/2009 5:34:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies · 1,290+ views
    The Local: Germany's news in English ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2009 | unattributed
    Hessian Science Minister Eva Khne-Hrmann on Thursday presented fragments of a 2,000-year-old bronze equestrian statue of Roman Emperor Augustus found recently in a stream near Giessen. "The find has meaning beyond Hesse and the north Alpine region due to its quality and provenance," Khne-Hrmann said during the presentation with state archaeologist Dr. Egon Schallmayer and Director of the Roman-German Commission Dr. Friedrich Lth. "We've rediscovered the remnants of early European history. The unique horse head is a witness to the broken dream of the Romans to create a united Europe under their rule," she added. On August 12, archaeologists pulled...
  • Gold-plated Roman horse head found (near Frankfurt)

    08/27/2009 5:11:35 PM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies · 882+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2009 | Unknown
    FRANKFURT - Scientists say a Roman horse head made from bronze and plated in gold has been discovered at an archaeological site in Germany. Hesse state archaeologist Egon Schallmeyer says the head is part of a horse and rider statue and "qualitatively one of the best (pieces) created at that time."
  • Report: Ancient Roman graveyard found in suburban Copenhagen

    10/11/2007 11:55:59 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 309+ views
    IHT ^ | October 10, 2007 | Associated Press / Roskilde Dagblad
    Archaeologists have discovered a Roman cemetery from about 300 A.D. in suburban Copenhagen with about 30 graves, a newspaper reported Wednesday. "It is something special and rare in Denmark to have so many (ancient Roman) graves in one place," archaeologist Rune Iversen was quoted as saying by the Roskilde Dagblad newspaper. The graveyard's exact location in Ishoej, southwest of downtown Copenhagen, was being kept secret until the archaeologists from the nearby Kroppedal Museum have completed their work, the newspaper wrote... Archaeologists found necklaces and other personal belongings, as well as ceramics for containing food. "It shows that we're dealing with...
  • Crystal Amulet Poses Question On Early Christianity (Denmark - 100AD)

    03/09/2007 11:37:30 AM PST · by blam · 88 replies · 2,310+ views
    Denmark DK ^ | 3-9-2007
    9 March 2007 Crystal amulet poses question on early Christianity An overlooked crystal amulet in the National Museum suggests new understandings about Christianity's origins in Denmark King Harold Bluetooth brought Christianity to Denmark roughly 1100 years ago. At least that's what he declared on the Jelling Stone located in Jutland: 'King Haraldr ordered this monument made in memory of Gormr, his father, and in memory of Thyrv, his mother; that Haraldr who won for himself all of Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christian.' A tiny crystal amulet in the National Museum's archives suggests something quite different though, that...
  • Gibbon on global warming

    07/29/2006 6:19:54 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 11 replies · 810+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | 29 July 2006 | Scott Johnson
    Gibbon on global warming Yale University Professor Charles Hill is one of the Yale faculty's notable polymaths. Before joining the Yale faculty as diplomat in residence and lecturer in international politics, he seems to have been everywhere and done everything. His former student Molly Worthen titled her biography of Professor Hill The Man On Whom Nothing Was Lost (a book we wrote about here, here and here). Yesterday's Wall Street Journal carried a letter to the editor by Professor Hill responding to a Journal editorial on global warming hokum: "The fact that the earth's climate changes in cycles from warm...
  • Buddha statue from 6th c found in Viking hoard in Helgo, Sweden

    04/26/2005 11:26:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies · 2,840+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | March/April 2005 | "Worldwide" editor
    This fifth or sixth century A.D. statue of the Buddha from northern India was found in a Viking treasure horde on the Swedish island of Helg. Globalization is clearly not a recent phenomenon... [F]ew people got around as much as the Vikings. From their Scandinavian coves they visited, raided, traded with and settled in lands from Newfoundland to Baghdad. They conquered Britain, terrorized Ireland and France, settled Iceland, raided Spain and ranged throughout the Mediterranean basin. They established a major presence in Russia, the Ukraine and the Crimea, sending their longboats down the Volga into the Black Sea. They raided...
  • Hitting the jackpot on a dig in Gernsheim: Long lost Roman fort discovered

    09/21/2014 1:20:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | September 15, 2014 | Goethe-Universitt Frankfurt am Main
    In the course of an educational dig in Gernsheim in the Hessian Ried, archaeologists from Frankfurt University have discovered a long lost Roman fort: A troop unit made up out of approximately 500 soldiers (known as a cohort) was stationed there between 70/80 and 110/120 AD. Over the past weeks, the archaeologists found two V-shaped ditches, typical of this type of fort, and the post holes of a wooden defensive tower as well as other evidence from the time after the fort was abandoned. An unusually large number of finds were made. This is because the Roman troops dismantled the...
  • Archaeologists discover 'Roman Village' in Gernsheim

    09/17/2015 12:55:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    phys.org ^ | September 17, 2015 | Provided by: Goethe University Frankfurt
    Aerial Image of the foundation of a Roman stone building. Length of the leveling staff (White) at the upper edge of the Picture: 5 meters. Credit: Dennis Braks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- During their first Gernsheim dig last year, Frankfurt University archaeologists suspected that a small Roman settlement must have also existed here in the Hessian Ried. Now they have discovered clear relics of a Roman village, built in part on the foundations of the fort after the soldiers left. This probably occurred around 120 AD. At the time the cohort (about 500 soldiers) was transferred from the Rhine to the Limes, and...
  • The Harvest and The Overcomer [Charismatic Caucus]

    09/15/2015 5:07:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    These are times not to tarry in the winds of fear but to concentrate now completely on the harvesting of souls for the gifts shall follow and be enacted with this movement( I see a Pendulum) for it is the heartbeat( Mercy /|\ Grace)and The "T"estimony of My Son. You see you are more than able bodied fishermen and greater than just an apostolic order for I created you bigger,wider,deeper and for greater things than these for My hand is upon you heavy now in these last hours and the fields are not only ripe but must be taken in...
  • The Final Hijra: A Warning on the Refugee Crisis

    09/11/2015 8:54:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    One Peter 5 ^ | 9/11/15 | Andrew Bieszad
    It has been fourteen years since Muslim terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the religion of Islam was made visible to the American public. At the time, there were already many small and medium-size Muslim-only enclaves in many major western European cities places where if a non-Muslim entered, he would most likely not return. The Internet was still young and far from ubiquitous. YouTube did not exist. Neither did Facebook or Twitter. Cell phone video was still a few years off, which is why we have so little footage of the actual events of that morning. Considering the...
  • The final target of the Third Hijra: Rome and the Catholic Church

    09/11/2015 6:05:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 9/11/15 | Fr John Zuhsldorf
    On this anniversary of 9/11 I call to mind a post about the Islamic Cultural Center to be build near the site of the World Trade Center, but which was really a rabat, The first rabat appeared at the time of the Prophet.The Prophet imposed his rule on parts of Arabia through a series of ghazvas, or razzias (the origin of the English word raid). The ghazva was designed to terrorize the infidels, convince them that their civilization was doomed and force them to submit to Islamic rule. Those who participated in the ghazva were known as the ghazis, or...
  • Islamists Hunt for Proselytes on St. Peter's Square

    09/05/2015 9:17:04 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | 9/5/15 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Edit: nature abhors a vacuum. If Catholics scorn proselytism, the Muslims don't. (Rome) Two women covered from head to toe, and three young bearded men. They defy the hot midday heat and the sultry air. For a good quarter of an hour they posed for pictures against the backdrop of magnificent facade of St. Peter's Basilica and the mighty dome of St. Peter. An Islamic family, who, like thousands of tourists every day mad a commemorative photo, on vacation. It's an increasingly frequent image that one gets to see in Rome at St. Peter's Square. An image that was completely...
  • Egypt billionare offers to buy Med island for refugees

    09/04/2015 12:26:50 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    AFP by way of Yahoo News ^ | September 3, 2015 | Victor Luckerson
    Cairo (AFP) - Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts. "...I'll...host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country," he wrote...he said:..."You have dozens of islands which are deserted and could accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees."...the "main thing is investment in infrastructure"..."And if things improve, whoever wants to go back (to their homeland) goes back," said Sawiris,...
  • Vatican backs plan to name Rome square for Martin Luther

    08/26/2015 7:08:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 08/26/2015 | Rosie Scammell
    ROME (RNS) The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, a church reformer excommunicated by the pope nearly 500 years ago. A German Catholic priest and theologian, Luther was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation and sparked considerable controversy by challenging the authority of the Catholic Church. He denounced the corruption he saw among clergy in Rome and believed salvation came through faith alone views that did not sit well with Pope Leo X. Luther was excommunicated in 1521 and was never allowed to return to the Catholic Church, but...
  • The Lost 1200-Year-Old Wonder: A Tour of the Old St. Peters Basilica

    08/05/2015 7:34:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 8/3/15
    The current St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most beautiful churches in the whole world. With parts of it designed by such greats as Michelangelo and Bernini, it was was built over a 120 year period in the 16th and 17th centuries and remains the largest church in the world.But it was not the first St. Peter’s Basilica.Before the current St. Peter’s Basilica there was another church in roughly the same location with the same name, now often referred to as the Old St. Peter’s Basilica.Here is a 19th century drawing of how the old basilica is believed to...
  • The Early Church on Homosexuality

    08/01/2015 6:22:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Reformed Reader ^ | 7/18/15 | Shane Lems
    In the days of the early church Im thinking specifically of the 2nd century Christian apologists had to defend the faith against false charges, accusations, and misrepresentations. One such apologist, Athenagoras (d. 200 AD?), wrote a booklet to Roman rulers called A Plea for the Christians. This apology by Athenagoras is still quite relevant today because it discusses things we still talk about today. Ill come back to this booklet later, but for now I want to point out what this 2nd century Christian apologist said about sexual immorality and homosexuality. Athenagoras refuted the claim or accusation that...