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  • Iraq, its domain and the 'terrorist-funding' owner

    04/10/2003 11:55:25 AM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 12 replies · 641+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | Apr. 9, 2003 | Kieren McCarthy
    Iraq, its domain and the 'terrorist-funding' owner By Kieren McCarthy Posted: 09/04/2003 at 11:54 GMT The war against Iraq may be drawing to a close but the war over its Internet future is just beginning. As with the overthrow of the Afghanistan regime by US forces, it is widely thought that the removal of Saddam Hussein from power will see the Middle Eastern country catch up with the rest of the world in terms of Internet infrastructure and use. Currently, there is limited, expensive and state-controlled Internet use in Iraq, beamed via satellite since sanctions on the country have...
  • 6,500-Year-Old Ur Skeleton Resurfaces in Penn Museum

    12/30/2014 11:06:31 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies
    Bible History Daily Website (Biblical Archaeology Society) ^ | 12 August 2014 | Robin Ngo of Bible History Daily
    Bible History Daily Website (Biblical Archaeology Society) Robin Ngo • 08/12/2014 A 6,500-year-old skeleton from the site of Ur in present-day Iraq was recently rediscovered in the basement of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The skeleton had originally been uncovered in 1929–30 during the joint British Museum/Penn Museum excavation at Ur led by Sir Leonard Woolley. For 85 years, the skeleton has been lying in a wooden box in the Penn Museum’s labyrinthine basement; any associated documentation that may have once been attached to the skeleton or storage box has long been missing. The remarkable rediscovery...
  • Update: Pope Francis and One-World Religion [Pope Picked to Lead One-World Church]

    11/20/2014 8:57:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 10/11/14 | Cornelia R. Ferreira
    Isn’t it extraordinary how something long in existence can be suddenly re-proposed as a brilliant new idea? Politicians and educators, hoping we have memory problems, often do this to fool us into thinking they are working hard to improve a situation. Another audacious example of this strategy was recently provided by the Holy See’s support of a proposal for a “United Religions”. The proposal came from former Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shimon Peres. At a private audience with Pope Francis this September 4th, Peres “proposed the founding of a United Religions organization — modelled after the United Nations...
  • Huge building complex unearthed in Iraq near ancient civilisation of Ur

    04/05/2013 3:10:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ukmail ^ | UPDATED: 11:17 EST, 4 April 2013 | Hugo Gye
    British archaeologists have unearthed a giant complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq. The area is believed to have been home to Abraham, father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. As the find is 4,000 years old, roughly the same age as Abraham himself, it raises the tantalising possibility of a direct link with one of history's most significant religious figures. Complexes of that size from 2,000BC are extremely rare, according to Dr Campbell.
  • From Ur's Royal Tombs

    12/30/2009 9:01:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 659+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | December 28, 2009 | Julia M. Klein
    Crammed into a single large gallery, the Penn Museum show -- filled with delicate cylinder seals and alabaster pots, and glittering strings of gold, carnelian and lapis lazuli beads -- is at once frustratingly old-fashioned and deliberately retro in its design. Musical selections from the expedition's record collection play in the background. The texts are well-written but long and somewhat dense. They are supplemented by archival and contemporary images of the site and computer terminals displaying the exhibition's Web site and other Web resources and offering visitors a chance to "live blog" about the show.
  • Deployed Soldiers tour Great Ziggurat of Ur

    11/25/2009 6:51:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies · 1,268+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Shane P.S. Begg, USA
    An Iraqi tour guide looks on as Soldiers from the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division explore what is thought to be the biblical home of Abraham. The ruins were discovered near the Great Ziggurat of Ur, built by the Sumerians four thousand years ago to honor their moon god, Nanna. Photo courtesy of the 1st Armored Division. COB ADDER — More than 40 Soldiers from 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division "Strike Force," were recently given the opportunity to tour the historical Great Ziggurat of Ur here. A local Iraqi man who has...

    06/30/2009 3:13:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies · 919+ views
    NYPost ^ | June 30, 2009 | Ralph Peters
    OUR effort in Iraq passed a major milestone today: Our troops are leaving the cities. Advisers remain in place. Joint patrols will still occur. And our forces will wait nearby to respond to Iraqi calls for support. But the last of the bases and US-only outposts within Iraq's urban centers will be vacated. Terrorists have already begun testing the new security arrangements. Iraqi forces won't always pass with flying colors. Yet this situation seemed a pipe dream not so long ago: Iraq's security forces, serving an elected government, assume primary responsibility for the good order of their own country. We...
  • Pro-Terrorist Students Win Concessions at University of Rochester

    02/11/2009 6:50:51 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 10 replies · 581+ views ^ | 2/10/09 | David Horowitz
    As reported at Socialist, a Communist website: February 9, 2009 STUDENTS AT the University of Rochester (UR) and their supporters from the community occupied a campus building February 6 in solidarity with the victims of Israel's siege of Gaza--and in a matter of half a day declared victory after winning important concessions from the administration. The university agreed to a public forum to discuss UR's financial policies, and its investments in Israel and companies that do business in Israel. It also promised support for a campus-wide fund drive for Palestine, donations to Gaza of surplus supplies, and international...
  • So Much for the 'Looted Sites' [Iraq]

    07/14/2008 9:52:55 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 22 replies · 409+ views ^ | July 15, 2008 | Melik Kaylan
    A recent mission to Iraq headed by top archaeologists ... found that, contrary to received wisdom, southern Iraq's most important historic sites ... had neither been seriously damaged nor looted after the American invasion. This, according to a report by staff writer Martin Bailey in the July issue of the Art Newspaper. The article has caused confusion, not to say consternation, among archaeologists and has been largely ignored by the mainstream press. Not surprising perhaps, since reports by experts blaming the U.S. for the postinvasion destruction of Iraq's heritage have been regular fixtures of the news. Up to now ......
  • Archaeologists debunk claim of looting in S. Iraq war zone

    07/07/2008 5:47:35 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 7 replies · 189+ views
    World Nut Daily ^ | 6 July 2008 | Staff Writer
    An unpublicized survey last month of eight of southern Iraq's most important archaeological sites by a team of international specialists found no evidence of looting since the invasion of the country in 2003 by the U.S. coalition, despite earlier, widespread claims of extensive damage. The 25-person mission, titled the Cultural Heritage Initiative, included four international archaeologists, three Iraqi archaeologists, a helicopter crew and military personnel for protection, reported the Art Newspaper. The group began their three-day survey on June 3 from Basra, staying overnight at another airbase 180 miles southeast of Baghdad. The helicopter and armed protection was provided by...
  • Gunman on the loose at University of Richmond?

    05/06/2008 12:51:19 PM PDT · by rotstan · 59 replies · 418+ views
    My friend who works at the University says they are in lockdown mode because there is a gunman on the loose in the library. Anyone have more info?
  • University of Richmond on Lockdown

    05/06/2008 3:39:00 PM PDT · by paltz · 5 replies · 157+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/08 | AP
    Va. —  The University of Richmond was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon while police searched for a man who was reportedly seen carrying a gun. University spokeswoman Linda Evans and police said no shots were fired. Evans said witnesses reported seeing a man with a handgun in Boatwright Memorial Library at about 2:50 p.m.. She said the man was wearing a dark-colored shirt or jacket with the word "Sheriff" on the back, and maybe a fake beard. Evans said the man refused to identify himself to library workers.
  • French Archaeologists Says Ur Tomb Artifacts Came From Burnt City

    12/15/2006 10:46:47 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 1,455+ views
    Mehr News ^ | 12-15-2006
    French archaeologist says Ur royal tomb artifacts came from Burnt City TEHRAN, Dec. 14 (MNA) -- French archaeologist Michèle Casanova said that the artifacts unearthed from the royal tombs in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur came from Iran’s 5200-year-old Burnt City, the Persian service of CHN reported on Friday. “Now, we are almost certain that the beautiful artifacts discovered in the city of Ur had been brought from the Burnt City, Jiroft, and Central Asia. This fact raises many questions, including why trade relations were established between the regions,” Casanova said. Casanova, who is also an expert on ornamental...
  • Italians Find Ancient Ur Tablets (Iraq)

    03/28/2006 10:53:21 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 1,278+ views
    ANSA ^ | 3-28-2006
    Italians find ancient Ur tabletsWritings could lead to buried library (ANSA) - Rome, March 28 - Italian archeologists working in Iraq have found a trove of ancient stone tablets from the fabled civilisation of Ur . The tablets bear around 500 engravings of a literary and historical nature, according to team leader Silvia Chiodi . "This is an an exceptional find," she said, noting that the area in question had previously only yielded prehistoric artefacts . She said the tablets, made of clay and bitumen, were discovered by chance at an archaeological site not far from the location of the...
  • Media ignores homegrown Islamic terror trial

    03/07/2006 7:51:41 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 13 replies · 828+ views ^ | 3/7/06 | by Joel Mowbray
    Unbeknownst to most Americans, federal prosecutors opened their case recently in the terrorism trial of a young American who studied under two Taliban-tied imams in California and whose grandfather was Pakistan’s minister of religion in the 1980’s. The trial of Hamid Hayat, 23, is not taking place in the dark of night nor in a military tribunal from which the media is barred. It is in an open California courtroom, the very kind that has been overrun for trials of the likes of Scott Peterson and O.J. Simpson. Yet in the month of February, the New York Times had exactly...
  • Defense Lawyers Plan Challenges Over Spy Effort

    12/27/2005 7:23:57 PM PST · by ThePythonicCow · 73 replies · 2,011+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 28, 2005 | By ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN
    December 28, 2005 Defense Lawyers Plan Challenges Over Spy Efforts By ERIC LICHTBLAU and JAMES RISEN WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 - Defense lawyers in some of the country's biggest terrorism cases say they plan to bring legal challenges to determine whether the National Security Agency used illegal wiretaps against several dozen Muslim men tied to Al Qaeda.The lawyers said in interviews that they wanted to learn whether the men were monitored by the agency and, if so, whether the government withheld critical information or misled judges and defense lawyers about how and why the men were singled out. The expected...
  • UR student killed by ex-boyfriend

    12/08/2005 8:37:32 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 15 replies · 765+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia) ^ | 12/7/05 | MARK BOWES AND MARK HOLMBERG
    UR student killed by ex-boyfriend Gunman kills himself; victim detailed 2 months of torment BY MARK BOWES AND MARK HOLMBERG TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITERS Dec 7, 2005 "I am living in fear and I want it to end." De'Nora Hill's desperate plea came in a criminal complaint she filed a week before the person she most feared, former boyfriend Joe Casuccio, gunned her down Monday night. The 24-year-old University of Richmond senior had just returned home from her part-time bartending job when she was shot in the face, back and lower body. After shooting Hill, Casuccio ended his own life with...
  • Va. University President Comes Under Fire

    12/01/2005 1:15:38 PM PST · by ncountylee · 5 replies · 651+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | December 1 | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Insulting alumni and donors probably isn't the best way to show that you are trying to improve your university's national profile, as the president of the University of Richmond has found. During a "state of the university" speech in October at the private liberal arts college, William E. Cooper discussed the school's efforts to become more academically competitive by attracting more talented students. "The entering quality of our student body needs to be much higher if we are going to transform bright minds into great achievers instead of transforming mush into mush, and I mean it,"...
  • Third-generation Iraqi looks after Abraham's birthplace

    08/20/2005 7:07:10 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 19 replies · 895+ views
    AFP /Yahoo News ^ | Aug. 20, 2005 | AFP
    UR, Iraq (AFP) - Dhia Mhesen rattles off fact after fact about this ancient mud brick city, the site of a giant ziggurat and the reputed birthplace of Abraham -- the prophet revered by Judaism, Christianity and Islam alike. "The ziggurat was the temple of the moon god," said Mhesen. "And over there is the house of Abraham. The bible calls this place Ur of the Chaldeans." Mhesen, 46, is the third generation caretaker at Ur, a 4,000 year-old city located near Nasiriyah, 375 kilometers (235 miles) southeast of the Iraqi capital. The site is also known as Tell Muqayyar....

    06/16/2005 5:11:43 PM PDT · by Paul Ciniraj · 5 replies · 17,702+ views
    SALEM VOICE MINISTRIES ^ | 16th June, 2005 | Pastor Paul Ciniraj
    1. The garden of Eden was in Iraq. (it sure doesn't look much like Paradise on earth today thanks to Saddam). 2. Mesopotamia which is now Iraq was the cradle of civilization! 3. Noah built the ark in Iraq. 4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq. 5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq! 6. Isaac's wife Rebekah is from Nahor which is in Iraq. 7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq. 8. Jonah preached in Nineveh - which is in Iraq. 9. Assyria which is in Iraq conquered the ten tribes of Israel. 10. Amos cried out...