Posts Tagged ‘plaque’

Grave of Robert E. Lee’s Horse Desecrated, Plaque to Beloved Traveller Removed

Washington and Lee University (W&L) recently struck another giant blow for racism with the removal of the memorials of one of the nation’s most racist animals — Traveller, the notorious horse ridden by none other than Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. It appears that wokeness now demands posthumous political correctness even from the […]

‘Nobody’s Perfect,’ Joly Says of Afghan Evacuation, as Tories Question Plaque

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says it was “a messy situation” trying to help Afghans escape the Taliban, as Conservatives questioned her department’s decision to install a plaque commemorating the August 2021 airlift. “I can’t turn back the clock,” Joly told the House of Commons immigration committee, where she was questioned about the government’s chaotic […]

Ancient Norse Teeth Plaque Helps Explain Pandemics

A team of Norwegian scientists have been tracking the evolution of diseases in medieval bodies. Not only have they added to the understanding of how diseases become pandemics, but they’ve revealed new insights into the long-term effects of ‘elite breeding’ patterns. Ready for a mouthful? Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi C causes what’s known as ‘enteric […]

Phoenician Plaque One of Many Finds Unearthed at Kition Harbor, Cyprus

A four-week project under the supervision of the French Archaeological Mission at the ancient dockyard of Kition (Larnaka-Pampoula) in Cyprus has unearthed a wealth of artifacts and architectural features, some dating from as far back as the 12th century BC, as well as several layers of settlement. The Kition archaeological team, led by Dr Sabinne […]

London Honors Princess Diana With Blue Plaque At Former Home

LONDON (AP) — London finally honored the late Princess Diana Wednesday with a blue plaque at the place she called home in the two years before she married Prince Charles and her life in the goldfish bowl began. For Diana, 60 Coleherne Court, an apartment near London’s fashionable King’s Road, was the start of a […]

UN watchdog finds evidence of sarin use while investigating Syrian govt tip

The findings of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were reported by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Security Council in a letter dated December 29. The monthly OPCW report was released on Monday. “In one instance, analysis of some blood samples indicates that individuals were at some point exposed to […]

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