History of Mokele Mbembe And Expeditions To Africa

History of Mokele Mbembe And Expeditions To Africa

The Daily Journalist. Numerous expeditions have been undertaken to Africa in search of Mokèlé-mbèmbé. During these, there were some sightings that have been argued by cryptozoologists to involve some unidentified dinosaur-like creature. [...]
Archaeological Team Seeks Mary Jane Kelly's, Jack The Ripper's Last Victim True Identity

Archaeological Team Seeks Mary Jane Kelly’s, Jack The Ripper’s Last Victim True Identity

Jack the Ripper is the best-known name given to an unidentified serial killer generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name “Jack the Ripper” [...]
Surprising Discovery Of Mayan Precious Jewel: "Like Finding The Hope Diamond In Peoria"

Surprising Discovery Of Mayan Precious Jewel: “Like Finding The Hope Diamond In Peoria”

The Daily Journalist. To say that UC San Diego archaeologist Geoffrey Braswell was surprised to discover a precious jewel in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize is something of an understatement. “It was like finding the Hope Diamond [...]
Europe and the Eastern Soul

Europe and the Eastern Soul

By Juan Manuel De Prada.   I am reading these days “Europe and the Eastern Soul”, a book from a completely forgotten author, Walter Schubart (1897-1942) that I strongly recommend, as it will help to better understand the Russian [...]
Old Engravings Confirm Ancient Origins of Pointillist Techniques

Old Engravings Confirm Ancient Origins of Pointillist Techniques

The Daily Journalist.   A newly discovered trove of 16 engraved and otherwise modified limestone blocks, created 38,000 years ago, confirms the ancient origins of the pointillist techniques later adopted by 19th and 20th century artists [...]
Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

The Daily Journalist. Excavations in a cave on the cliffs west of Qumran, near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, prove that Dead Sea scrolls from the Second Temple period were hidden in the cave, and were looted by Bedouins in the [...]

UNEARTHING THE ARTIST BEHIND THE PERSONA

In my European travels I marvel at famous works of art and praise the genius of portrait artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt or Velasquez without a thought given to their subjects. Obviously [...]
The Forgotten Battle of the First Gulf War

The Forgotten Battle of the First Gulf War

By John Gennace.   David J. Morris. 2004. Storm on the Horizon: Khafji – The Battle That Changed the Course of the Gulf War. New York: Presidio Press. In Storm on the Horizon: Khafji –The Battle That Changed the Course of [...]
38,000 Year Old Engraved Image Discovered, Earliest Graphic Image Found In Western Europe

38,000 Year Old Engraved Image Discovered, Earliest Graphic Image Found In Western Europe

The Daily Journalist. An international team of anthropologists has uncovered a 38,000-year-old engraved image, above, in a southwestern French rockshelter—a finding that marks some of the earliest known graphic imagery found in Western [...]
Scientist Finds Advanced Geometry No Secret To Prehistoric Architects In US Southwest

Scientist Finds Advanced Geometry No Secret To Prehistoric Architects In US Southwest

The Daily Journalist. Imagine you are about to plan and construct a building that involves several complicated geometrical shapes, but you aren’t allowed to write down any numbers or notes as you do it. For most of us, this would be [...]
US-Pakistan Relations after the Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan: The Bush and Clinton Years

US-Pakistan Relations after the Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan: The Bush and Clinton Years

By John Gennace.   Background and Introduction The U.S.-Pakistan relationship has been characterized by many ups and downs since the 1950s; with neither side proving capable of distinguishing itself in developing a stable, long-term [...]
Preserved Fortification, Donkey Stables Dating To King Solomon Discovered

Preserved Fortification, Donkey Stables Dating To King Solomon Discovered

The Daily Journalist. Intact defensive structure, livestock pens provide insight into complexity of Iron Age copper production Some believe that the fabled mines of King Solomon were located among copper smelting camps in Israel’s [...]
Presidential Transition Day: Some Interesting Stories

Presidential Transition Day: Some Interesting Stories

By Rich Rubino. Protocol dictates that the outgoing President leaves a note to be read by his successor upon taking office. This practice began when Ronald Reagan left a note for his successor George H.W. Bush, admonishing him: “Don’t [...]
Early Marx Reception in the United States

Early Marx Reception in the United States

By Andrew Hartman.   The divergent responses to Marx’s death in 1883 anticipated the diversity of Marx reception even before the Russian Revolution, which kickstarted a vibrant and heated debate about Marx and his legacy that continues [...]
Researchers Discover New Ancient Egyptians Tombs

Researchers Discover New Ancient Egyptians Tombs

Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have found “compelling evidence” of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has revealed. A two-metre high ancient encroachment wall has been discovered [...]
The Historical Journey Of Christmas Turkeys

The Historical Journey Of Christmas Turkeys

Professor Rebecca Earle, food historian at the University of Warwick has been researching the traditional Christmas turkey, in order to find out how this north American bird has become a mainstay of festive food. “I was talking with [...]
Unknown City Discovered In Greece By Swedish And Greek Archaeologist

Unknown City Discovered In Greece By Swedish And Greek Archaeologist

By Don Irvine. An international research team at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally [...]
Thomas Schelling: Game Theory, Cold War, Coordination, Leadership, Tipping, Focal point...

Thomas Schelling: Game Theory, Cold War, Coordination, Leadership, Tipping, Focal point…

By Josep Colomer.   Thomas Schelling (1921-2016) Thomas Schelling was one of the greatest game theorists, Nobel Laureate in 2005, and influential advisor for several U.S. presidents. During the Cold War, he produced several consequential [...]
Trump, the Frankfurt School and the Counterrevolution: A Manifesto

Trump, the Frankfurt School and the Counterrevolution: A Manifesto

  By Roniel Aledo.      Trump’s victory is really an extraordinary event. It will be the subject of studies and research of political scientists, sociologists and academics for years to come. I supported Trump since the very [...]
The electoral college is a medieval relic. Only the U.S. still has one.

The electoral college is a medieval relic. Only the U.S. still has one.

By Josep Colomer.   The U.S. electoral college is a medieval relic. For several centuries, many political communities in Europe and the Americas used electors chosen from different territorial and political units to select a main [...]