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What I especially love about bad predictions and prophets of doom is that they both highlight the danger of extrapolating from a single trend or from seeing the world with a single lens.
The divided Empire in AD 271. The Crisis of the Third Century (also "Military Anarchy" or "Imperial Crisis") (AD 235–284) was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed under the combined pressures of invasion , civil war , plague , and economic depression .
A newly identified species of spiky-headed dinosaur that roamed Canada 78 million years ago is the oldest known large, horned reptile ever discovered in North America.
Israeli archaeologists have found buried treasure: more than 100 gold dinar coins from the time of the Crusades, bearing the names and legends of local sultans, blessings and more -- and worth as much as $500,000. The joint team from Tel Aviv University and Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority were working at Apollonia National Park, an ancient Roman settlement on the coast used by the Crusaders between 1241 and 1265, when they literally found a pot of gold. “All in all, we found some 108 dinals and quarter dinars, which makes it one of the largest gold coin hoards discovered in a medieval site in the land of Israel,” Prof.
It's no tall tale — the first complete ancient skeleton of a person with gigantism has been discovered near Rome , a new study says. At 6 feet, 8 inches (202 centimeters) tall, the man would have been a giant in third-century A.D. Rome, where men averaged about 5 and a half feet (167 centimeters) tall.
Rentré en France, il reçoit de Marie-Antoinette une garde-robe digne de son nouveau sexe.
The analysis is contained in a new book, All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To .
University of Leicester archaeological team reveal historic findings of skeleton with apparent battle wounds and curvature of the spine.
12 September 2012 Last updated at 13:35 GMT
The War of Spanish Succession
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor is in a shaded box in the centre column : you may need to scroll down to see this, or just click here .
(Above: Scientists examine a 15-year-old girl who lived in the Inca Empire, then was sacrificed and remained frozen for 500 years)
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