V-2 rocket in Historisch-technisches Informationszentrum Peenemünde, Germany At the height of the Second World War the German High Command would
Daily Archives: September 17, 2012
Set in the current municipality of Tarifa (Cádiz) and opposite the Moroccan coast, Baelo Claudia is one of the best preserved Roman cities in Spain. Declared a National Historic Monument in 1925, the once prosperous city was founded in the late 2nd century BC.
Finds from early stone age site in north-central Germany show that human ingenuity is nothing new – and was probably shared by now-extinct species of humans. Archeologists from the University of Tübingen have found eight extremely well-preserved spears – an astonishing 300,000 years old, making them the oldest known weapons anywhere.
The largest and most important project carried out in the past 5 years by the Jerusalem Development Company, Prime Minister’s Office and the Israel Antiquities Authority of conserving and rehabilitating the Old City walls and gates has been completed.
How will our descendants in the very distant future view us, assuming they exist? Will they have a better understanding of us than we do of, say, the Romans? Or will differential preservation lead them to think we lived in a mad world full of glazed china figurine shrines, toilet bowls as status symbols, and the ritual deposition of jewellery in sinks?