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  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s 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 General’s 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 Forrest’s 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 he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • NAACP still pushing to sandblast Confederate leaders from Stone Mountain

    07/20/2015 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot ^ | July 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Once the Confederate Battle Flag came down on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol complex, the Left had won their great victory and everyone could go home and get on with their lives, right? (I’ll pause for a moment so everyone can finish laughing.) Of course not. Nothing is ever truly going to be enough, and the NAACP has been on a push for more than a week with a larger target in mind. A much, much larger target. They would like the 90 by 190 foot sculpture at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia sandblasted from the face of...
  • Christopher Columbus Statue At Boston Park Vandalized With ‘Black Lives Matter’

    06/30/2015 3:24:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | June 30, 2015
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End was vandalized Monday with red paint and the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” Red paint was poured over the top of the statue on Monday night, while Black Lives Matter was sprayed on the back using black paint.
  • Jefferson Memorial, Confederate statues enter national race debate

    06/25/2015 7:23:58 AM PDT · by illiac · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/24/15 | David NG
    he Thomas Jefferson Memorial, which has stood near the banks of the Potomac River in Washington for more than 70 years, is a classical tribute to the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president.. This week, the Jefferson Memorial was drawn into the national debate about race following the shooting deaths of nine people in a predominantly black church in South Carolina last week. It joins other public statues depicting Southern or Confederate figures, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, that some are arguing represent the country's racist past and should be removed. CNN anchor...
  • Ukrainians destroy Soviet sculptures in night raid (video)

    04/11/2015 1:37:56 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 10, 2015 | Ukrainian Patriot
    Ukrainians doing the right thing and destroying statues of communist scumbags - in pro-Russian dominated areas of Ukraine.
  • Afghanistan - Secret sutra found in rubble of Bamiyan Buddha: report

    11/11/2006 9:23:15 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 1,196+ views
    Excerpt - TOKYO (AFP) - A part of a Buddhism sutra was found inside one of the two giant Buddhas of Bamiyan, providing a hint for unveiling the mystery surrounding the creation of the statues, a Japanese news agency has reported. The fragment of the scripture was believed to be the original Sanscrit document, written with the letters often used in the sixth and seventh century, according to a Kyodo news dispatch from Kabul. A German team of researchers from the International Council on Monuments and Sites found the sutra in July inside the rubble of the remains of the...
  • 'Gate to Hell' guardians recovered in Turkey

    11/24/2013 6:05:13 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 53 replies
    Signs of the Times ^ | 11/18/2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Archaeologists digging in Turkey have found the guardians of the "Gate to Hell" -- two unique marble statues which once warned of a deadly cave in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, near Pamukkale. Known as Pluto's Gate -- Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin -- the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition. It was discovered in March by a team led by Francesco D'Andria, professor of classic archaeology at the University of Salento.
  • The cheeky way people have been posing with statues to bring them to life

    08/08/2013 3:48:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Cupid turning violent and a bear rescuing a woman: The cheeky way people have been posing with statues to bring them to life We may think of statues as being solid and immoveable, but these pranksters show that there a myriad of cheeky ways to liven up a sculpture. By posing with the monumental works of art, the wacky internet users turn them into hilarious photos which they have since shared on social networks. One sculpture of a goddess holding up her hand is turned into a high-five by a practical joker.
  • Maldives: Islamists Storm National Museum, Destroy Entire Collection of 12th Century Buddhist

    02/12/2012 11:30:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/12/12 | zip
    (AFP) — At the Maldives’ National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination. On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artifacts from the nation’s pre-Islamic era. “They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past,” a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety. “We...
  • Artist rescues statues from closed Catholic churches

    09/14/2010 10:13:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Canton Rep ^ | September 14, 2010 | Charita Goshay
    Lou McClung of Lakewood is opening a museum to house statues he rescued from closed Catholic churches and monasteries. The Museum of Divine Statues will be housed in a former church. McClung said restoring the pieces not only helps preserve history, they’re inspirational works of art. LAKEWOOD — Lou McClung’s past life as a handyman, and his present career as a photographer, makeup artist and manufacturer, were perfect preparation for his future as a curator of an unusual museum. The owner of Lusso Studio and Lusso Statuary recently purchased a decommissioned church, 104-year-old St. Hedwig at 12903 Madison Ave., which...
  • Roman Statues Found in Blue Grotto Cave

    09/28/2009 3:45:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,574+ views ^ | 9/28/09 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Sept. 28, 2009 -- A number of ancient Roman statues might lie beneath the turquoise waters of the Blue Grotto on the island of Capri in southern Italy, according to an underwater survey of the sea cave. Dating to the 1st century A.D., the cave was used as a swimming pool by the Emperor Tiberius (42 B.C. - 37 A.D.), and the statues are probably depictions of sea gods. "A preliminary underwater investigation has revealed several statue bases which might possibly hint to sculptures lying nearby," Rosalba Giugni, president of the environmentalist association, Marevivo, told Discovery News. Carried out in...
  • Giant statues give up hat mystery

    09/06/2009 10:54:18 PM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 27 replies · 1,568+ views
    BBC News ^ | 6 September 2009 | Sudeep Chand
    Archaeologists have solved an ancient mystery surrounding the famous Easter Island statues. At 2,500 miles off the coast of Chile, the island is the world's most remote place inhabited by people. Up to 1,000 years ago, the islanders started putting giant red hats on the statues. The research team, from the University of Manchester and University College London, think the hats were rolled down from an ancient volcano. Dr Colin Richards and Dr Sue Hamilton are the first British archaeologists to work on the island since 1914. They pieced together a series of clues to discover how the statues got...
  • Mandarin (Catholic) Church Statues Destroyed

    06/24/2009 7:43:26 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 5 replies · 381+ views ^ | June 24, 2009 |
    Mandarin Church Statues Destroyed Damages Estimated In Excess Of $50,000 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Eight religious statues at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mandarin were damaged and some of them destroyed. One of the statues was a St. Patrick statue valued at $30,000. One of the other statues vandalized was a blessed mother. It was made of white Italian marble, worth more than $22,000. It is now missing a head as it was kicked off its pedestal. "It's a very strong disappointment, but we move on," said Father Dan Cody. Cody said the vandalism was discovered early Sunday morning right before...
  • A Chafed Texan in the Naked City

    06/16/2008 5:49:48 AM PDT · by steve-b · 28 replies · 78+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/16/08 | Amy Argetsinger & Roxanne Roberts
    Washington is a town filled with boobs. They're everywhere, from the bare-breasted ladies who decorate the fountain at Dupont Circle to the peekaboo statue in the Justice Department's Great Hall to the countless nudes in our museums. But while those of us who live here hardly blink at the public nudity, it can shock some of our visitors. Such was the case for Robert Hurt, who last week tried to add the issue of artistic indecency in the nation's capital to the platform of the Texas GOP.... Hurt said he'll pursue the issue, possibly with another trip here to videotape...
  • Tiny limestone lion sets auction record (Mesopotamian lioness goes for $57 million)

    12/06/2007 9:55:27 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies · 109+ views
    AP/Miami Herald ^ | 12/6/2007 | Staff
    NEW YORK -- A 3 1/4-inch limestone lion from ancient Mesopotamia fetched the highest price ever paid at an auction for a sculpture - $57 million. Sotheby's had estimated that the Guennol Lioness would bring up to $18 million. The tiny figure, found at a site near Baghdad, had been on loan from Alastair and Edith Martin to the Brooklyn Museum of Art for nearly 60 years. It is thought to be at least 5,000 years old. The family decided to sell the lion for financial planning reasons, the auction house said. It was sold through a charitable trust set...
  • Condo owners told to remove religious statues

    10/10/2007 6:46:40 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 55 replies · 1,188+ views
    NewsDay ^ | October 8, 2007 | JONATHAN STARKEY
    Gloria Gamarano's statue of the Virgin Mary, until two months ago, decorated the small garden that wraps around the condominium she owns at Country Pointe at Coram, a Medford gated community. Now it sits behind the home, a casualty of a potentially unlawful rule at the complex that bans religious statues in gardens and other common areas. The management company of the 240-unit condo complex threatened them in August with a fine if it was not removed in 10 days. The community's homeowner's association board approved the rule this year banning religious statues and bird feeders and birdbaths from all...
  • Debating the future of Afghan Buddhas

    08/25/2007 11:54:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 437+ views
    BBC News ^ | August 25 2007 | Charles Haviland
    Seven years ago, it was a place of serene contemplation. Now it is a vast, gaping chasm, filled with dust, noise and what looks like rubble, with signs warning that hard hats must be worn. This is the niche which used to house the one of the world's tallest Buddhas - 55 metres high. In it you can still see slight swellings where its feet used to be, and ghostly traces of where the head and neck were. In the early morning light, a huge bulldozer shifts massive blocks of the destroyed colossus, already labelled and classified, into undercover storage...

    01/07/2007 3:49:55 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 894+ views
    Catholic Answers ^ | April 2006 | C.C.MARTINDALE, S.J.
    When you go through the streets you see buildings which are quite different from warehouses or cinemas or living-houses or shops or public-houses. Sometimes they have towers or pointed windows instead of square ones, but there is always something about them which makes you say, "That is a church" or possibly a "chapel." There is also usually a board outside them with a name upon it and hours of "services." Sometimes these churches are open; if they are Catholic ones, they nearly always are. But a man might well feel too shy to go in, at any rate without being...
  • Easter Islanders Wonder How Many Statues Are Enough

    01/05/2007 11:55:25 AM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 1,094+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 1-4-2007 | Larry Rohter
    Easter Islanders wonder how many statues are enough By Larry Rohter Published: January 4, 2007 RANU RARAKU, Easter Island: As remnants of a vanished culture and a lure to tourists, the mysterious giant statues that stand as mute sentinels along the rocky coast here are the greatest treasure of this remote island. For local people, though, they also present a problem: What should be done about the hundreds of other stone icons, many of them damaged or still embedded in the ground, that are scattered around the island? Commercial and political interests, as well as some archaeologists, would like nothing...
  • Some divine intervention in real estate-[Bury St. Joseph Statues in Ground]

    10/10/2006 10:04:26 AM PDT · by MrNationalist · 30 replies · 2,307+ views
    Beacon Journal ^ | Oct 10 2006 | Kim Hone-McMahan
    Sellers put faith in St. Joseph statues. Randy Moore jumped on the shovel with both feet, and the blade pierced the earth. ``It's supposed to be buried 8 inches deep and upside down,'' said Carla Herbert, owner of Harvest Home Realty, who has Randy and Beth Moore's $149,900 Cape Cod on the market. Again, Randy leaped on the garden tool. ``OK, that's deep enough,'' said Herbert, sporting a taupe suit, high heels and a grin. The statue was placed in the ground. Using their bare hands, the Moores pushed the dirt back into the hole, Beth's diamond ring catching the...
  • Billy Graham Statue to Be Unveiled at Southern Baptist Meeting

    04/25/2006 1:31:39 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 88 replies · 947+ views
    Christian Post ^ | April 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    At age 87, the Rev. Billy Graham can no longer stride to the pulpit and uses a walker to get around. Carrie Wood of Spring Hill, Ark., sings next to a statue of Rev. Billy Graham after it was unveiled at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in Nashville, Tenn. The statue, done by sculptor Terrell O'Brien, is a small version of a larger piece that will be presented in June at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C. - Graham's home state - and then moved to Nashville for a permanent installation later...
  • Hindus unveil colossal statue

    01/30/2006 8:33:22 AM PST · by liberallarry · 108 replies · 2,051+ views
    AlJazeera ^ | Jan 30, 2006 | staff
    Malaysia's ethnic Hindus have unveiled what is being described as the world's tallest statue of the deity Lord Muruga outside a limestone cave shrine near the country's largest city. An estimated 100,000 ethnic Indian Hindus watched as a helicopter showered flowers over the gold-painted, 42.7-metre statue late on Sunday at the foot of a hill outcrop that houses the Batu Caves, just outside Kuala Lumpur. Samy Vellu, the works minister and Malaysia's highest-ranking ethnic Indian politician, conducted the official unveiling of the statue at the base of a 272-step stairway leading to the Sri Subamaniar Swamy Temple, located inside one of...
  • 'KKK,' 'Go away' painted on religious statues

    01/03/2006 10:49:19 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 3 replies · 681+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 3 January 2006 | Gary Wisby Back to regular view 'KKK,' 'Go away' painted on religious statues January 3, 2006BY GARY WISBY Staff Reporter A religious order's plans to build a community in rural McHenry County were greeted with heated opposition from neighbors before approval was granted last summer. But even they were shocked by what vandals did to statues of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary at the Fraternite Notre Dame monastery on New Year's Eve. Someone spray-painted "Killer," "KKK," "666," "Go away" and "Leave" on the figures. They wrote an obscene message in snow at the base of one statue and stole an...
  • Police: Teens Planned To Burn 27 Stolen Baby Jesus Statues

    01/03/2006 7:10:31 AM PST · by Cagey · 87 replies · 1,646+ views
    WNBC-TV NEWS ^ | 1-3-2005
    SAYREVILLE, N.J. -- Four teens stole 27 baby Jesus statues from nativity scenes outside churches and homes and planned to burn them, police said. Two of the suspects, who ranged from 15 to 19 years old, said they acted out of boredom, authorities said. "They were looking for things to do," Detective Ken Kelly said. "They told us, 'We were going to have a baby Jesus burning party."' One suspect told detectives, "We just wanted to see their heads burning," Kelly said. The suspects, who were arrested Monday, face charges of theft, criminal mischief, destruction of venerated objects and conspiracy,...
  • 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...
  • Moscow scraps Stalin statue plan amid protests

    01/20/2005 5:07:49 PM PST · by jb6 · 101 replies · 1,087+ views
    AFP ^ | Friday January 21, 02:24 AM
    MOSCOW (AFP) - Moscow has scrapped plans to erect a statue honoring Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and fellow wartime leaders Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in a Moscow monument marking the end of World War II, an official said.A Moscow city government spokesman told Moscow Echo radio that a statue of Stalin would upset too many people, and the monument would depict just Roosevelt and Churchill. Praise of Stalin all but vanished after he was denounced by former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in a 1956 secret speech to the 20th Communist Party Congress. Stalin's image disappeared following the Soviet...
  • Eccentric Monuments Replace Overturned Lenin Busts

    12/09/2004 1:12:16 PM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies · 370+ views - Russia ^ | 12/10/2004 | Polina Moroz
    In Moscow, a sculpture of a pickle will commemorate one of Russia’s beloved snacks. 38 designs were judged by Muscovites in a popular vote for the most original concept. Ten finalists were selected for the second round, after which the winner will be cast in bronze. The contest is organized by the Knyazev production center which wants to unveil the statue as “a monument to a truly Russian snack”. Constructing random monuments is all the rage in Russia. After decades of the obligatory statues of Lenin and Stalin on every town’s main square, people are acquiring a taste for sculptures...
  • Statue insults women, senator says (calls for removal of Women Veterans War Memorial)

    06/10/2004 5:23:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 210+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | June 10, 2004 | ELIZABETH BENJAMIN
    State Sen. Nancy Larraine Hoffmann, who is facing an unusually tough primary challenge in her Central New York district, on Tuesday reignited a controversy over whether part of the state's Women Veterans War Memorial is inappropriate. Joined by two female Marine Corps veterans, Hoffmann stood before the memorial just west of the State Museum on Madison Avenue and said it looks "like an ad for Victoria's Secret and does a grave disservice to women who have served in past wars and those women who are risking their lives today." At issue is a 9-foot statue, designed by former Times Union...
  • University of Texas wants to move statues of Confederate leaders

    05/13/2004 7:09:55 PM PDT · by Rebeleye · 31 replies · 416+ views
    News 8 Austin Texas ^ | 12 May 2004 | James Keith
    University of Texas President Larry Faulkner announced this week a plan to make UT a more welcoming place for minorities. One suggestion calls for moving the statues of Confederate icons (on campus).
  • Sculpture of severly disabled pregnant woman to "feminize" Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.

    03/18/2004 10:12:24 AM PST · by yankeedame · 22 replies · 561+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | March 17, 2004 | From correspondents in London
    Disabled, pregnant statue on showFrom correspondents in London March 17, 2004 (Photos from LARGER than life marble sculpture of a disabled pregnant woman has been chosen to join Britain's greatest naval hero and the proud lions that gaze down over historic Trafalgar Square. Artist Marc Quinn's work was selected late yesterday from among a group of six finalists, including a pair of wooden Tomahawk cruise missiles, for a 12-month stint on an empty plinth in the central London square. Quinn, 40, who once made a refrigerated cast of his head using four litres of his own blood, said he...
  • Experts Work To Save Easter Island Statues (More)

    03/07/2004 4:38:46 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,087+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 3-7-2004 | Clare Chapman
    Experts work to save Easter Island statues CLARE CHAPMAN A TEAM of conservationists is working on a ‘miracle cure’ to save the famous giant heads of Easter Island from crumbling away. Experts from Germany are investigating the use of a chemical to stabilise the stone monoliths, which have become severely eroded. The Moai stone heads with their famous long faces and large noses were carved out of rock that was originally volcanic ash by the island’s inhabitants between 1100 and 1650. They are one of the main sources of income for the island, known as Rapa Nui, drawing in more...
  • Controversy marks unveiling of 40-foot-tall naked sculpture (Nashville, TN)

    10/15/2003 10:56:08 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 113 replies · 1,238+ views
    BP News ^ | Oct 14, 2003 | Erin Curry
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A privately funded 40-foot-high bronze sculpture of five naked women and four naked men has been unveiled on public ground in Nashville, Tenn., and some are questioning why such "artwork" is acceptable while a display of the Ten Commandments is not. The $1.1 million sculpture, called "Musica" and placed in the center of a roundabout on Music Row in downtown Nashville, is meant by the sponsors to provide tourists with a sense of the different types of music that have emerged from Music City. But some observers note there is no obvious connection between naked sculptures and music,...
  • Glowing Statues Attract Many (St. Joseph the Provider Catholic Church, Campbell, Ohio)

    08/25/2003 9:30:04 AM PDT · by Aliska · 23 replies · 278+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 16, 2003 | John Horton
    CAMPBELL, Ohio -- The show starts at dusk, promised Tony Valvas, his eyes fixed on the Blessed Virgin Mary statue affixed to the bell tower at St. Joseph the Provider Catholic Church. Stand at the corner of the hedge next to the church's school, he instructed. Then gaze up into the statue's eyes. Click on the above link to read the rest of the story
  • Skeptics, believers flock to statues - gaze into Virgin Mary's Glowing eyes (Video) -

    08/14/2003 9:14:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 14 replies · 464+ views
    Plain Dealer ^ | 08/14/03 | John Horton
    Campbell, Ohio - The show starts at dusk, promised Tony Valvas, his eyes fixed on the Blessed Virgin Mary statue affixed to the bell tower at St. Joseph the Provider Catholic Church. Stand at the corner of the neatly trimmed hedge next to the church's school, he instructed. Then gaze up into the statue's eyes. Into its glowing eyes. "There's something happening here," said Valvas, 37, who lives two blocks from the church. "I don't know what it is, and I can't explain it. But there's something happening." Is it a miracle or a mirage? Nobody knows for sure, but...
  • Freedom arrives (with U.S. Marine Corps)

    04/10/2003 6:36:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 85+ views ^ | Thursday, April 10, 2003 | Hal Lindsey
    The images were stunning – the U.S. Marines rolled into Baghdad virtually unopposed. While U.S. Marines mingled with jubilant Iraqis, another group of Iraqis set about trying to topple a massive statue of Saddam Hussein. They set up a ladder, climbed the 30 or so feet to the base of the massive pedestal as the crowd below set up a rope. The cameras captured the highly symbolic scene of Saddam Hussein, with a noose around his neck, with hordes of freshly liberated Baghdad residents pulling on the other end. As the coalition rumbled across Iraq, the media pointed to the...
  • Arabs Shocked, Relieved at Baghdad's Fall

    04/10/2003 6:37:03 AM PDT · by ZULU · 8 replies · 184+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | April 9, 2003 | DONNA ABU-NASR
    Arabs Shocked, Relieved at Baghdad's Fall Wed Apr 9, 3:54 PM ET By DONNA ABU-NASR, Associated Press Writer RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The fall of Baghdad provoked shock and disbelief Wednesday among Arabs, who expressed hope that other oppressive regimes would crumble but also disappointment that Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) did not put up a better fight against America. "Why did he fall that way? Why so fast?" said Yemeni homemaker Umm Ahmed, tears streaming down her face. "He's a coward. Now I feel sorry for his people." Arabs clustered at TV sets in shop windows, coffee shops,...
  • Liberation! Joseph Farah celebrates freedom for the Iraqi people

    04/10/2003 6:37:41 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 162+ views ^ | Thursday, April 10, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    Victory is so sweet. The television images of Iraqi citizens celebrating the fall of Saddam Hussein are stirring. Statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled I've been saying for years that all people yearn to be free. It's a universal feeling. The Iraqi people were brutalized into submission. They could not have achieved their freedom without U.S. intervention. Isn't it ironic that in courageously defending our own country from terrorist attack we serve to liberate others. That's the way it always works. In World War II, the United States was reluctantly dragged into the conflict by a surprise attack on Pearl...
  • Saddam's symbols -- targets in psychological war

    04/10/2003 6:41:38 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 185+ views
    Reuters | Thursday, April 10, 2003 | By Khaled Yacoub Oweis
    Saddam's symbols -- targets in psychological war By Khaled Yacoub Oweis BAGHDAD, April 10 (Reuters) - From the outset, it had all the trappings of an intensely personal affair. If the man himself proved elusive, the symbols of Saddam Hussein's hold over the people of Iraq were everywhere. As U.S. and British forces swept across the country they targeted statues and paintings of the Iraqi leader to show Iraqis his rule was over -- and they had nothing to fear. "For the population there is a broader recognition that this regime is coming to an end and will not return,"...
  • Regime's rule of terror crumbles as statues fall

    04/07/2003 2:09:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 181+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 08 2003
    THE battle for Baghdad appears all but over, beyond the desperate, dying throes of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. The struggle for a new Iraq is beginning. Last night, US forces had the city surrounded, and American armour roamed the city at will, brushing conventional Iraqi forces aside. The news does not mean the killing is over. Unfortunately, the bitter reality is that combatants and civilians alike will still die, as the dictatorship's diehard loyalists, who know they have no future in a free Iraq, fight on. But the sight of American fighting vehicles rumbling through the grounds of Hussein's presidential palaces...
  • Saddam Hussein statues destroyed

    03/10/2003 12:22:08 PM PST · by knak · 9 replies · 167+ views
    online ie ^ | 3/10/03
    Three statues of Saddam Hussein have been destroyed in Kirkuk, the oil-rich city in the north of the country. The destruction of the statues is considered by local residents as the beginning of an internal uprising against Hussein. In 1991, a similar uprising was initiated in southern Iraq when statues of the Iraqi president, spread throughout the country, were secretly destroyed
  • Home to Afghanistan's Ruined Buddhas Rebuilds After Devastation

    01/11/2003 7:34:41 AM PST · by 3_if_by_Treason · 2 replies · 135+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri Jan 10 | Amir Shah
    Bamiyan, Afghanistan (AP) - Said Askar, his wife and four children make their home in a smoky one-room cave carved from a sheer rock face where Afghanistan's famed Buddha statues once stood. The home is bare of furniture, has a dirt floor and uses one plastic sheet for a window, but is still a major improvement for the family, which fled into the mountains during the Taliban regime. Now, with the Taliban gone, some 50 families - the poorest of Bamiyan's poor - scrape by in the caves and hope for better days. "Life here in the caves is very...
  • Archaeologist Discovers Lost Arms of Venus De Milo

    11/13/2002 2:02:19 PM PST · by Rodney King · 88 replies · 7,097+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | Today | Sam Hayes
    By SAM HAYES MELOS, Greece — The missing arms of the Venus de Milo were discovered last week in a cellar in Southern Croatia — and it turns out she’s got hideous man-hands! “We rushed the arms to the Louvre in Paris and matched them up to the statue. They were a perfect fit,” says art historian Ovidio Bartoli. “Then we did some carbon-dating and we confirmed that these are the real deal.” Word of the discovery has created an uproar in the art world. “It’s hard to believe someone so talented in anatomy would have such trouble keeping the...
  • Japanese Daily's Report On Discovery Of Buddha Statues In Iran Denied

    05/16/2002 3:12:39 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 289+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 5-15-2002
    Japanese Daily's Report on Discovery of Buddha Statues in Iran Denied TEHRAN TIMES CITY DESK TEHRAN -- Director General of Cultural Heritage Department of Fars Province denied reports on discovery of Buddha statues in the province. A Japanese daily *******Asahi******* in its Monday issue said 19 statues of Buddha have been unearthed in the central Iranian province. However, the Iranian official said, "In no historical period, Iran has been under the influence of Buddha culture." Since the 1979 victory of Islamic Revolution no expert group from Japan has conducted excavation operations in Fars Province, he said adding therefore the report...