History

‘Jewel of Roman Empire’ faces danger

UNESCO declared Sabratha to be at risk in 2016, mainly due to damage caused by armed groups Perched on the edge of Libya’s Mediterranean coast, the ancient city of Sabratha remains an awe-inspiring spectacle, the pink columns of its amphitheatre towering above turquoise waters. But the world heritage site is …

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Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates ‘World Peace’ monument

Vice-President inaugurated the World Peace Monument, the largest dome in the world Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday inaugurated the world’s largest dome at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)’s World Peace University (MIT-WPU) campus at Loni Kalbhor on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Institute authorities have said …

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A chance to hear Gandhi’s heartbeat

Digital recreation of the iconic leader’s heartbeat and digital kit will be launched to mark his 150 birth anniversary Visitors can now listen to Mahatma Gandhi’s “recreated heartbeats” at Delhi’s National Gandhi Museum. The Museum will launch a series of programmes on Monday to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of …

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Modi to open Gandhi museum in Rajkot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting Gujarat on Sunday to inaugurate multiple projects, including a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi at the Alfred high School in Rajkot, and a modern chocolate factory set up by Amul in Anand. Mr. Modi would also inaugurate a gas pipeline project in Kutch …

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Mughal-era bridge on Dal Lake to live on

Srinagar’s Oont Kadal, seen in Hindi films of yesteryear, to be restored The iconic 17th-century bridge, Oont Kadal, shaped like the hump of a camel and located in the middle of the picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar, will be restored through a conservation project with the help of Germany. Going …

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Peppered with wise words

On the rapid rise of criminalisation in politics, the Supreme Court on Tuesday reproduced the words of the freedom fighter and last Governor-General of India, C. Rajagopalachari, to show how Independent India’s founding fathers apprehended the slow slide of honesty and integrity in politics. Heading the five-judge Constitution Bench, CJI …

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Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered a statue of a lion’s body and a human head in the southern city of Aswan, Egypt. Antiquities Ministry said the sphinx made of sandstone was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo. It dates back to the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which ruled Egypt for some 300 years …

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Humans brewed beer over 13,000 years ago

Stone mortars used for process studied Prehistoric humans had a thirst for craft beer and were brewing such beverages at least 5,000 years earlier than thought, say scientists who have found evidence of alcohol production in the Eastern Mediterranean. Archeologists from the Stanford University in the U.S. and University of …

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