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  • Suspected tomb of Chinese tyrant discovered

    04/20/2013 8:51:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    China Daily ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Xinhua
    Chinese archaeologists said that a tomb unearthed in east Jiangsu Province might be the final resting place of an emperor known for his tyrannous reign about 1,500 years ago. The 20-square-meter tomb in Yangzhou City might belong to Yang Guang, or Emperor Yang of Sui, the second and last monarch of the short-lived Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618), according to the city's cultural heritage bureau. A gravestone excavated from the tomb confirmed the emperor's identity, while an inscription about the year of his death concurred with historical accounts, said Shu Jiaping, head of Yangzhou's institute of archaeology. "But we're still not...
  • Bin Laden bedazzled Saddam with jewel - $60 million Pearl of Allah 'evidence of al-Qaida link'

    10/28/2004 10:27:53 PM PDT · by HereComesTheGOP · 115 replies · 9,128+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 29, 2004 1 a.m. EST | Aaron Klein
    Osama bin Laden tried to purchase the world's largest pearl, the Pearl of Allah, as a gift to Saddam Hussein "to unite the Arab cultures," and Hussein was prepared to accept, according to the pearl's owner. Victor Barbish, who owns sixty-six percent of the pearl on behalf of his daughter, told WorldNetDaily he received an offer in 1999 from individuals who said they were "from bin Laden's group" to purchase the pearl for $60 million to give to Hussein as an overture of unity between al-Qaida and the Iraqi government.