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Priceless 3,000-Year-Old Artworks Smashed to Pieces in Minutes as Militants Destroy Mosul Museum
Offbeat  (tags: Relics, destroyed, drill, sad news, history )

- 5 days ago -
Islamic State thugs have destroyed a collection of priceless statues and sculptures in Iraq dating back thousands of years.
Over Half of Republicans Want to Ignore Bill of Rights, Make Christianity National Religion
Offbeat  (tags: Bill of Rights, Politics, Law, Republicans, national religion, history, USA )

- 5 days ago -
America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion
The REAL Wolf Hall: Underground Passages, Creaking Floorboards, An Overgrown Garden - and Its Very Own Ghost!
Offbeat  (tags: Tudor manor, Thomas Cromwell, ghost, wolf hall, history, passages, UK )

- 7 days ago -
It was the legendary Tudor manor that came to epitomise the ruthless world of Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell and inspired Hilary Mantel's novel Wolf Hall.
Cambridgeshire Church Plague Graffiti Reveals 'Heartbreaking' Find
Offbeat  (tags: history, health.plague, Cambridgeshire, UK )

- 11 days ago -
Heartbreaking" graffiti uncovered in a Cambridgeshire church has revealed how three sisters from one family died in a plague outbreak in 1515.
Escort Agency Uses the Lure of Richard III's Reburial to Drum Up Customers
Offbeat  (tags: King Richard III, leicester, burial, escorts, offbeat, history )

- 13 days ago -
An escort agency in Leicester is using next month's reburial of Richard III to drum up new business from history buffs.
Richard III's Final Death Blow Revealed: Deadly Thrust Was So Powerful It Left Dent on the Inside of His Skull
Offbeat  (tags: King Richard III, final, blow, death, history, skull, battle )

- 17 days ago -
The blow that killed King Richard III in battle was so powerful that it went up through the base of his brain and left an indentation on the inside of his skull, scientists studying his remains have revealed.
Forgotten Edition of the Magna Carta That Could Be Worth £10million Discovered in a Scrapbook in a Kentish Town's Archive
Offbeat  (tags: Edward I, king John, magna carta, history )

- 23 days ago -
A forgotten Magna Carta manuscript which could be worth up to £10million has been discovered in a Victorian scrapbook in a Kentish town's archive.
Safeguarding GazaâEUR(TM)s Ancient Past
Offbeat  (tags: Gaza, Bronze Age, ancient past, Gaza Museum of Archeology, Al-Mathaf Hotel, Yasmeen Khoudary, history, middle east, environment, humans, society )

- 23 days ago -
Gaza is not ancient Greece, but it has a history and civilization that date back to the Bronze Age.
Hitler and the Holocaust in Lego: Boy's Novel Approach to School Project
Offbeat  (tags: Hitler, nazis, history, lego model, lego bricks, school project, Holocaust, death camps, WWII )

- 40 days ago -
A teenager has caused an internet sensation after creating Lego models of Hitler and scenes from the Holocaust for a school history project. The 16-year-old, from St Helens, Merseyside, used the children's construction toy to depict key events
Frozen in Time: Rare Glimpse Inside the Oldest Public Library in the English-Speaking World
Offbeat  (tags: library, oldest, rarest, books, manchester, uk, england, history )

- 48 days ago -
Radical German Marx met up with his fellow German, the industrialist Friedrich Engels, to formulate their political ideas and the desk where the pair worked in 1845 remains on display.
Obama's Free Community College Plan Has $60 Billion Price Tag
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Education, Global economy, Globalization, History, Information Technology, Intelligence, Modernization, USA )

- 51 days ago -
President Barack Obama proposed offering two years of community college free of charge to Americans "willing to work for it," and the White House announced Friday the plan would cost $60 billion over 10 years.
Should Accused Sex Offenders Have Anonymity? MP Found Innocent Speaks Out
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Court, Health, History, Scandal, Sex, UK )

- 55 days ago -
A British MP has called for a review of the laws surrounding the anonymity of accused rapists after the police dropped an inquiry into allegations against him.
Year of Love: Heart-Shaped Emoji Named 'Word of the Year'
Offbeat  (tags: History, Internet, Mass media, Social networks )

- 62 days ago -
For the first time ever the most used word of the year is actually not a word - it's a graphic symbol. The heart-shaped emoji topped an annual survey by the Global Language Monitor, having appeared billions of times a day around the world.
Outgoing Senator Urged to Release Full CIA Torture Report
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Crime, History, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Mass media, Politics, Security, USA )

- 63 days ago -
Calls for Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) to reveal the entire, unredacted CIA torture report have increased, with a group of former intelligence analysts issuing a memo that urges the outgoing legislator to read the report on the Senate floor.

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