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The birth of Israel. The former BBC Middle East correspondent, Tim Llewellyn, looks back at the history of Israel.

The birth of Israel

The contrast between the growing Jewish society in Palestine - the Yishuv - and the indigenous, mainly Muslim Arab population could not have been greater. In 1917, two-thirds of the roughly 600,000 Arab population, were rural and village-based, with local, clannish loyalties and little connection with the towns. What passed for "national" Arab leadership was based in the towns, though there was little national identity. Two or three established, rival families dominated Palestinian politics. The Birth of Israel. Salt March - Facts & Summary. My TV provider is not listed.

Salt March - Facts & Summary

Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Why do I need to log in to watch some video content? In Ancient Warfare, Both The Greeks And Romans Fought Off War Elephants With? WikiLeaks War Diaries. Science and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci - Wikipedia. Leonardo's most famous drawing, the Vitruvian Man, is a study of the proportions of the human body, linking art and science in a single work that has come to represent Renaissance Humanism.

Science and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci - Wikipedia

Condensed biography[edit] NOTE: This is a brief summary of Leonardo's early life and journals with particular emphasis on his introduction to science. Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was born the illegitimate son of Messer Piero, a notary, and Caterina, a peasant woman. The World's Most Dangerous Colors. Our world is filled with dangers, but we don't expect one of those dangers to be a color.

The World's Most Dangerous Colors

And yet, some of the dyes and paints we've used on our walls, fabrics, and other possessions over the years have been as harmful as they are colorful. In this brilliantly animated video, Ted-Ed walks us through some of the deadliest colors in history: BBC World Service - 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy - Downloads. Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity. Julia Galef: Why you think you're right. Bizarre Underwater Discoveries. 15 Greatest Weapons That Never Saw Action.

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British. Museums. Civilizations. World war 2. The Great Binge: Heroin, Cocaine and Opium Over the Counter. It’s difficult to imagine now, but from 1898 to 1910 heroin was marketed as a cough syrup and treatment for migraines.

The Great Binge: Heroin, Cocaine and Opium Over the Counter

In 1886, John Pemberton included cocaine as the main ingredient of his new soft drink, Coca Cola. In 1910, the French were consuming over 36 million litres of absinthe a year, the potent alcoholic drink even used as treatment for soldiers suffering from Malaria. The period from 1870 to 1914 is referred to by some historians as the Great Binge. It was a time when stunning advances were made in pharmaceuticals and chemistry. Numerous drugs were developed, widely sold and consumed with little regulation or prohibition. Yom Kippur War – Battle of Golan Heights. The Battle of Golan Heights was a battle between Syrian and Israeli forces that took place at the beginning of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Yom Kippur War – Battle of Golan Heights

During the Battle of Golan Heights, Syrian tanks vastly outnumbered Israeli tanks. However, the Israelis were able to defeat the Syrians, largely because of the superiority of Israeli tanks. The Israelis improved older tanks by uprgrading their weapons, armor and powerplants. For example, they created the Magach by taking M48 and M60 Patton tanks from West Germany and the United States and adding a 4.13 inch (105mm) gun and a more powerful diesel engine.

The Israeli Sho't was a British Centurion tank with a 4.13 inch (105mm) L7 gun. M50/51 Shermans (Super Shermans), which consisted of Sherman chassis with AMX-13 CN 75-50 guns, had been used by Israel as far back as the 1956 Suez Crisis. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: For the full interactive version, use a larger device.

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade.

Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Héloïse Biography - life, family, childhood, children, name, story, history, wife, school, mother. Héloïse (c. 1098–1163) was a French religious figure whose romance with a prominent theologian scandalized twelfth-century Paris.

Héloïse Biography - life, family, childhood, children, name, story, history, wife, school, mother

She and Peter Abélard fell passionately in love, but were forced to keep their relationship a secret, and it ended in a shocking act of violence. The torrid declarations in their correspondence with one another, however, provide one of the earliest written examples of romantic love in Western civilization. Raised by Nuns. ...Louis Braille Biography... Palmares (quilombo) - Wikipedia. Palmares, or Quilombo dos Palmares, was a fugitive community of escaped slaves and others in colonial Brazil that developed from 1605 until its suppression in 1694.

Palmares (quilombo) - Wikipedia

It was located in what is today the Brazilian state of Alagoas. The modern tradition has been to call the settlement the Quilombo of Palmares. Quilombos were settlements mainly of survivors and free-born enslaved African people. The Quilombos came into existence when Africans began arriving in Brazil in the mid-1530s and grew significantly as slavery expanded. Simply... The History Of Borders. 1.

Simply... The History Of Borders

Ancient migrations Human history is the history of migration and the most sophisticated civilizations arose where human traffic was heaviest. The Ancient Near East, the Indian sub-continent, China, the Americas, Europe – all had constant influxes of migrants bringing new ideas and change. And in ancient Greece the Delphic priests regarded the right of unfettered movement as one of four freedoms distinguishing liberty from slavery. Because they did not feel responsible for newcomers, rulers often saw them as an asset rather than a liability. 2. People moved constantly all over the world – be they Vikings, Crusaders or Chinese emigrants. Walter Hunt Invented the Safety Pin and a Sewing Machine. By Mary Bellis The modern safety pin was the invention of Walter Hunt. For those of you who don't know what a safety pin is; it is an object commonly used to fasten clothing (i.e. cloth diapers) together.

The very first pins used for clothing date back to the Mycenaeans during the 14th century BCE and were called fibulae. Walter Hunt (1796 – 1859) Born in upstate New York, Walter Hunt earned a degree in masonry. The Voynich Manuscript. The Voynich Manuscript is a document that is notable for it's strange text, that to date hasn't been decyphered. Theories range from a secret language or code to an old sort of joke or hoax. Language English Collection opensource Reviewer:collytus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 21, 2016 Subject: A couple of ideas. National Geographic. By Richard A. Lovett and Scot Hoffman Crystal skulls are not uncommon or terribly mysterious. Thousands are produced every year in Brazil, China, and Germany. But there are a handful of these rather macabre objects that have fueled intense interest and controversy among archaeologists, scientists, spiritualists, and museum officials for more than a century. There are perhaps a dozen of these rare crystal skulls in private and public collections.

Many believe these skulls were carved thousands or even tens of thousands of years ago by an ancient Mesoamerican civilization. College Museum of Ancient Inventions: Baghdad Battery. Google Cultural Institute. Project Mosul. The Judas Gospel. Pencil Museum. Jon Mooallem: How the teddy bear taught us compassion. Why I hate History ( the reasons and their reasons). Posted on November 8, 2005. Filed under: Teen life | I know that none of you want to listen to adoloscent agonising but I’m really stressed and depressed. No matter how hard I study , I always screw up my History , Civics and Geography.

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. BBC Four - The Secret Life of Rubbish - Episode guide. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Nubia was home to some of Africa’s earliest kingdoms. Greece profile - Timeline - BBC News. A chronology of key events: 1821-1829 - Greek War of Independence from Ottoman Empire. The secret history of women's football - BBC Newsbeat. The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII. In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches. Retronaut. The Roaring Twenties. During the 1920s, some freedoms were expanded while others were curtailed.

Dennis Severs' House - 18 Folgate Street. The History of Cartography Project. The History of Sound Recording Technology. Current Archaeology. List of national archives worldwide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A national archive(s) is a central archives maintained by a nation. This article contains a list of national archives. A[edit] B[edit] C[edit] The Story of Propaganda. The fact that wars give rise to intensive propaganda campaigns has made many persons suppose that propaganda is something new and modern. The word itself came into common use in this country as late as 1914, when World War I began. The Industrial Revolution and the changing face of Britain. Don't panic, it might never happen.

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