India’s Kashmir faux pas & UN role

India’s Kashmir faux pas & UN role

By Syed Qamar Rizvi.     Kashmir remains an international humanitarian, political and legal issue. Years after years both the governments and leaderships remained changing in India but what has not been changed is the toxic Indian [...]
Democracy in America: Uneasy Coexistence and Reverberating Tremors

Democracy in America: Uneasy Coexistence and Reverberating Tremors

                                                                                By Christopher Warburton.   An illustrious European statesman, Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859), once [...]
Destabilizing The Middle East: A Historical Perspective of US Foreign Policy

Destabilizing The Middle East: A Historical Perspective of US Foreign Policy

By Jon Kofas.     (I wrote the first version of this essay in June 2014. I decided to update it partly because of some elements of neo-isolationist proposals from the Republicans Party and presidential candidate Trump who claimed that [...]
Stoic Philosophy of the Greeks

Stoic Philosophy of the Greeks

By Michael Anderson.     Stoic philosophy, as introduced by Zeno in 300 B.C, was an important philosophical school through the time of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius who died in 180 A.D. Quiet during the Middle Ages, it rose again as [...]
Cahokia Beaded Burials Tell a New Story About Life, Renewal, Fertility and Agriculture in Ancient America

Cahokia Beaded Burials Tell a New Story About Life, Renewal, Fertility and Agriculture in Ancient America

  The Daily Journalist.   A new study challenges earlier interpretations of an important burial mound at Cahokia, a pre-Columbian city in Illinois near present-day St. Louis. The study reveals that a central feature of the mound, a [...]
Plato’s Protagoras, the Abilities of Man, and Virtue

Plato’s Protagoras, the Abilities of Man, and Virtue

By Michael Anderson.     The Greeks of antiquity were remarkable not only for being the first great thinkers, but also for the depth of their thinking. In the cruel world of antiquity where living itself was a struggle, they contemplated [...]
Lost Civilizations: Who Were the Garamantes?

Lost Civilizations: Who Were the Garamantes?

  The Daily Journalist.   Funded by an EU grant, researchers from the University of Leicester are investigating an ancient Saharan population, called the Garamantes, dating back to the period from 500 BC to AD 600. The team’s [...]
The Battle of Adrianople – Misunderstood Roman History

The Battle of Adrianople – Misunderstood Roman History

  By Michael Anderson.     The Battle of Adrianople sits near the top of the list of misunderstood battles in history, being variously labelled one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire and the battle that launched [...]
Pre-Hispanic Mexican Civilization May Have Bred and Managed Rabbits and Hares

Pre-Hispanic Mexican Civilization May Have Bred and Managed Rabbits and Hares

The Daily Journalist.   Humans living in the pre-Hispanic Mexican city of Teotihuacan may have bred rabbits and hares for food, fur and bone tools, according to a study published August 17, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONEby Andrew [...]
An Ancient Mayan Copernicus Made Major Math and Astronomical Discoveries

An Ancient Mayan Copernicus Made Major Math and Astronomical Discoveries

The Daily Journalist.   For more than 120 years the Venus Table of the Dresden Codex — an ancient Mayan book containing astronomical data — has been of great interest to scholars around the world. The accuracy of its observations, [...]
Incredible rich Cypriot bronze age grave discovery called a sensation

Incredible rich Cypriot bronze age grave discovery called a sensation

An archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg has discovered one of the richest graves from the Late Bronze Age ever found on the island of Cyprus. The grave and its offering pit, located adjacent the Bronze Age city of Hala [...]
Is Saudi Arabia Zion?

Is Saudi Arabia Zion?

By James M. Dorsey. Jebel El-Lawz (Mount Moses) Saudi Arabia.  Kamal Salibi, one of the Arab world’s foremost contemporary historians, kicked up a storm when he concluded in a 1985 linguistic exegesis that Judaism’s Zion was not located [...]
Cahokia beaded burials tell a new story about life, renewal, fertility and agriculture in ancient America

Cahokia beaded burials tell a new story about life, renewal, fertility and agriculture in ancient America

A new study challenges earlier interpretations of an important burial mound at Cahokia, a pre-Columbian city in Illinois near present-day St. Louis. The study reveals that a central feature of the mound, a plot known as the “beaded burial,” [...]
Ancient Brazilian Pit Homes Occupied For Centuries

Ancient Brazilian Pit Homes Occupied For Centuries

Ancient inhabitants of the southern Brazilian highlands were no strangers to the types of home improvements we enjoy today, academics from the University of Exeter have found. New research has shown for the first time how oversized pit houses [...]
How Squash Agriculture Spread Bees in Pre-Columbian North America

How Squash Agriculture Spread Bees in Pre-Columbian North America

  The Daily Journalist.   Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. In this case, the researchers found that the spread of a bee species [...]
A 6,000 Year Old Telescope Without A Lens - Prehistoric Tombs Enhanced Astronomical Viewing

A 6,000 Year Old Telescope Without A Lens – Prehistoric Tombs Enhanced Astronomical Viewing

The Daily Journalist.   Astronomers are exploring what might be described as the first astronomical observing tool, potentially used by prehistoric humans 6,000 years ago. They suggest that the long, narrow entrance passages to ancient [...]
The Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme

  By Julian French.   The Battle of the Somme    “The English generals are wanting in strategy. We should have no chance if they possessed as much science as their officers and men had of courage and bravery. They are lions [...]
Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off NC Coast

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off NC Coast

  The Daily Journalist.   Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the [...]
Rituals Prove You Can Take It With You... And What You Take Says A Lot

Ancient Burial Rituals Prove You Can Take It With You… And What You Take Says A Lot

The Daily Journalist.   Death is inevitable, but what death shows us about the social behaviors of the living is not. And recent University of Cincinnati research examining the ancient bereavement practices from the the Central Apulian [...]
Resolving The Mystery of Uterine Vellum Used in First Pocket Bibles

Resolving The Mystery of Uterine Vellum Used in First Pocket Bibles

The Daily Journalist.   A simple PVC eraser has helped an international team of scientists led by bioarchaeologists at the University of York to resolve the mystery surrounding the tissue-thin parchment used by medieval scribes to produce [...]