While the Code of Hammurabi is best known for the eye for an eye proclamation, it also deserves credit for being the first recorded instance in history where money was formally recognized as a tool of civil society. While less eye-catching than ... PYMNTS.com, 5 days ago
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Before jihadists overran this mountain town in 2013, Maaloula was one of the oldest Christian communities in Syria, where Western Aramaic—the language of Jesus Christ—is still spoken. It was also a place of profound peace, where Sunni and Shiite ...MSNBC Newsweek, 11 hours ago
A screengrab of an interview by the BBC's Burma correspondent Jonah Fisher. (Photo: BBC Burmese) Ten days after the public was shocked by images of police brutality in a crackdown on student protestors northwest of Rangoon, Burmese blood ...Irrawaddy, 2 days ago
Dr Karl › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science It's easy to fire off an email or text if you have a gripe, but that wasn't the case nearly 4000 years ago. Back then, putting anger into words took serious dedication, says Dr Karl. By Karl S.ABC Online, 2 days ago
Fancy dress ball at the Governor's Palace, Valletta. Lady Acland spared no effort in certifying that she belonged four-square with the establishment: conservative, colonialist, British-supremacist. But reading her carefully, I could not help ...Times of Malta, 3 days ago
There's more to the Louvre Museum in Paris than the Mona Lisa. Where can I see Mona Lisa? asked the man with a camera slung on his shoulder and a handycam clasped in his hand. Without batting an eyelid, the lady in attendance pointed towards the ...The Hindu, 5 days ago
From King Tut's tomb and drunken Romans to Norse Viking voyages, wine has a rich and surprising history. You might know your Merlot from your Malbec, but brushing up on this collection of little-known wine facts might just clinch you the top spot ...Business Insider, 1 week ago
Despite the headline-grabbing nature of the scandal, few in the City have been surprised by the news of HSBC's Swiss bank accounts. Parking cash far from the grasping hands of the taxman is as old as time. It is one reason why the very earliest laws ...Money Week, 1 week ago
Beer. It refreshes and relaxes, it fuels sociability and cools the burn of spicy food. It is the most-widely consumed alcoholic beverage in the world, and the third most common beverage overall. It is the oldest alcoholic beverage producedand in ...Care2, 1 week ago
Unknown What say should the state have in marriage? That's a great question that many have been asking for a long time. But now the State of Oklahoma has answered that question in a fairly bizarre way... Instead of saying that the State will have ...Sott.net, 1 week ago
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