Posts Tagged ‘medieval’

George Galloway: US govt’s persecution of Chelsea Manning is medieval punishment, the cutting out of tongues, the murder of truth

The woman who, as Bradley Manning, revealed some of the stark truths about the high crimes and misdemeanours of the US government which now persecutes her, has attempted to end her life. Her leaked information to WikiLeaks provided the basis of the War Logs which in turn are the basis of the US government’s persecution […]

Party like it’s 1299 with these medieval eco-innovations

When one thinks of the Middle Ages, plague, serfdom and the death of literacy generally come to mind. However, feudal life was quite environmentally friendly. If a prototypical peasant defied the odds and lived to the ripe old age of 35, he left little trace behind. Everything was locally sourced and recycled – from the […]

US Trained Honduran Police Get Medieval as Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal Released

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — “It’s sad how the United States is supporting this corrupt government,” Honduran political prisoner Edwin Espinal told MintPress News immediately after his release from prison, where he had spent 19 months. Edwin’s case — and the medieval violence to which U.S.-trained police in Honduras tried to subject me — perfectly illustrate the […]

The dancing plagues that struck medieval Europe

     To medieval peasants in southern Italy, the tarantella was more than a catchy tune. It was something powerful and dangerous. The tarantella could save your life-or drive you to the brink of madness. It was the dead heat of the summer in Apulia. The year was 1431. After a midday nap in the fields, […]

US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare

The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organized is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations – these are weapons of war, […]

With Saudi Airstrikes and Blockades Spawning Medieval Conditions, A New Wave of Cholera in Yemen

HODEIDA, YEMEN — What is taking place at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula is unprecedented: the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition has caused a humanitarian crisis on all fronts, unlike anything else seen in the world today. Beyond the deadly daily airstrikes, a third wave of cholera is sneaking into the hungry intestines of thousands […]

Artist ‘Vandalizes’ Medieval French Castle Of Carcassonne

By Chris Menahan France’s national fund for monuments paid a Swiss artist to spice up the medieval French castle of Carcassonne to “mark its 20 years as a UNESCO World Heritage site.” It didn’t go over very well. The mediaeval French castle of Carcassonne has been vandalised by “artist” Félice Varini Local people objected to […]

Photos: Abgineh Museum; an exhibition of medieval glass works

IFP- The Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran also known as Abgineh Museum is located at 30 Tir Street in the Iranian capital, Tehran. It is located in a historic building of the Qajar period. Opened in 1980, the museum is housed in the mansion of the former prime minister Qavam al-Saltaneh, and from 1953 […]

Yemen: Oxfam slams ‘medieval’ Saudi-led blockade

Press TV- Yemen is being pushed ever closer to famine after 1,000 days of Saudi Arabian-led war and “medieval” blockade, says an international charity group. “For 1,000 days, huge amounts of sophisticated modern weapons have pounded Yemen, and on top of that, we are now witnessing a medieval siege where mass starvation is being used […]

Why Does The New $1 Billion US Embassy In London Need The First Moat Since Medieval Times

If you google “London moats”, you’ll probably alight on a link which will take you to “London’s Top 10 Moats: A Spotter’s Guide”. We had no idea there were so many and could only think of the “obvious” one surrounding the Tower of London, even if it’s waterless these days. According to the […]

New science confirms: Earth was WARMER during Medieval period

(Natural News) A new technical paper that was published in GeoResJ shows that it is not possible to confirm that any recent warming of our planet is due to unnatural causes. After a team of scientists led by Jennifer Marohasy and Dr. John Abbot used big data techniques to assess six 2,000-year proxy temperature series, […]

European Astronomical Clocks – Wonder of the Medieval World

Astronomical clocks are over 1,000 years old. They predict the movements of the stars, sun, moon, and planets. They are also among the most beautifully-designed timepieces in the world. Here are some of the most glorious examples. Source Article from Hits: 7

Flyting – Rap Battles Originated in Medieval Europe

Renegade Editor’s Note: Will the other races please stop with all of their cultural appropriation? By Faces of Ancient Europe Flyting is a ritual, poetic exchange of insults practiced mainly between the 5th and 16th centuries. The root is the Old English word flitan meaning quarrel (from Old Norse word flyta meaning provocation). Examples of flyting […]

BIG PHARMA FAIL: Researchers are scouring Medieval books in search for cures against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

(Natural News) Instead of moving forward, researchers are looking to the past for solutions to the antibiotic crisis. The “Ancientbiotics” team is a group of scientists from different universities and countries unified by the belief that medieval medical history holds the key to beating drug-resistant superbugs. “To that end, we are compiling a database of […]

6 Ways To Easily Stop Your Negative Habits

Have you ever wondered why we tend to find ourselves repeating the same unwanted cycles of behavior, time and time again? If you’ve ever wanted to empower yourself to change that, below are some excellent tools that will help you! During the process of socialization in our early lives, we developed a number of coping […]

Pyramid secret chambers sought using cosmic rays

     Some 40 plates have been planted inside the Bent Pyramid in Dahshur in an attempt to capture cosmic particles, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced early today. The installation is part of an ambitious project using muons, or cosmic particles, to investigate Egypt’s main pyramids. The aim is to detect the presence of unknown internal […]

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