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Karl Marx 2.00 –

Karl Marx 2.00 – | History | Scoop.it
Karl Marx's philosophy has often been narrowly defined as ideas being determined by economic conditions. In the bicentennial of his birth, it is important to recognise his focus on the two-way nature of that relationship
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Nobel economic Laureate Amartya Sen brings to discussion two themes from Marz, on remembering his 200:th birthday. The first one is about the objective illusion, which means, that we have an idea, that our perspective is right, while there is many perspectives, which all seem to be objective. The second is about the value of ideas in Marxist thinking. The bourgean historians, according to this writer, have in a way distorted Marx to a materialist thinker, and we should now follow Eric Hobsbawn and others in finding the two-way thinking of Marx. It included both material and ideological sides, who are interacting. I only would like to ask, what kind of ideologies are accepted, while religions is pictures as drugs?
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FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal | The Jerusalem post

FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal | The Jerusalem post | History | Scoop.it
New documents revealed by the FDR library shows the president's secret plans to resettle Jews out of Europe.
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This project of FDR, put him in a little bit darker light, than previously understood. He is the president of the New Deal, and the Indigenous Americans got also their rights properly during his presidency. This project M, which plans to put the Jews after the war thinly all over the world sounds not good. But, we have to remember, that the international community had a negative attitude against the Jews already at the Evian conference in 1938. And, the modern antisemitism was born in the 19:th century. This idea of some kind of resettlement to solve the "Jewish question" was quite common. It is now understood, that, for example, Churchill did not care that much of the Jews. This is surely the sad story. Who cares the Jews today? Are we better that the war-time leaders? Many have chanced their sympathy become of the policy of the state of Israel. And, there are many institutes, that hate Jews, and spread this modern antisemitism, which is no with our borders. 




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Opinion | Jews Are Being Murdered in Paris. Again. - The New York Times

Opinion | Jews Are Being Murdered in Paris. Again. - The New York Times | History | Scoop.it
Mireille Knoll escaped Hitler. Then she was killed by men animated by the same hatred.
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This New York article shows clearly, that Jews are harassed in Paris, again. The statistics there speak for themselves. I think, that the Imams in the mosques could be moral quides in teaching about the other religions, also. In multicultural world the better sides about the other religion should be teached. Something has gone wrong in French Muslim thinking and it is time to do self-reflection, not to blame others for own radicalism. Of course, there surely are benevolent Imams, but every citizen should be vigilant when hearing insultation to Jews, or to any other group of people. This modern anti-semitism is wery alarming and we all, everywhere, should fight for a better world. We all have responsibility!
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Natsien vainoista selvinnyt pariisilais­vanhus tapettiin perjantaina ilmeisesti uskontonsa takia – juutalais­järjestö yritti kieltää populistien osallistumisen muistomarssille - Ulkomaat

Natsien vainoista selvinnyt pariisilais­vanhus tapettiin perjantaina ilmeisesti uskontonsa takia – juutalais­järjestö yritti kieltää populistien osallistumisen muistomarssille - Ulkomaat | History | Scoop.it
Ranskan sisäministeri Gérard Collomb kutsui juutalaisvastaisuutta syöväksi, jonka ei saa antaa nakertaa kansakuntaa.
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Kuka saa surra kuollutta? Toivottavasti kaikki. Ranska on tuskin ainoa maa, jossa juutalaisvastaisuus on noussut. Uskoisin, että on järkevää, että kaikki halukkaat saavat tulla mukaan marssimaan ilmeisesti juutalaisuutensa takia surmatun naisen muistolle. Hänen poikansa toivoo, että kaikki voisivat, halutessaan, osallistua marssille. Ranskan tulisi tarttua tiukemmin antisemitismin nousuun. Nämä yksittäiset surmatyöt ovat vain jäävuoren huippu, koska juutalaisia lapsia on kiusattu koulussa juutalaisuutensa vuoksi. Tällaisen ei tulisi olla mahdollista sekulaarissa Ranskassa. Marssien lisäksi juutalaisvastaisuutta tulisi suitsia koulutuksessa, sekä rangaistusten olla tällaisista rasistisista teoista mittavia.
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Woman Becomes First South African Imprisoned for Racist Speech - The New York Times

Woman Becomes First South African Imprisoned for Racist Speech - The New York Times | History | Scoop.it
The viral video of Vicki Momberg’s 2016 rant against black police officers has set off a national debate about the limits of free speech.
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South Africa is famous for it post-war apartheid policies. This racist case inflammates the hate between the different colour of people, but I think, that the South African situation is more than that. The water crisis and the dissatisfication of the ANC are some more acute questions there. The awesome spirit of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu are somehow gone. People can't find consolidation, either in the past or in the present, and the future doesn't seem especially appealing either. There should be proper evaluation of the governance of the people and it should happen via the consent of the people. Neither the former or the present leaders seem to be pleased with their status now. 
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Tukholman verilöyly 1520 muutti Ruotsin historian – nyt Ruotsin Kansalliskirjasto maksoi kaksi miljoonaa kruunua tapahtuman silminnäkijäkertomuksesta - Kulttuuri

Tukholman verilöyly 1520 muutti Ruotsin historian – nyt Ruotsin Kansalliskirjasto maksoi kaksi miljoonaa kruunua tapahtuman silminnäkijäkertomuksesta - Kulttuuri | History | Scoop.it
Tukholman verilöylyn silminnäkijäkuvaus on kirjoitettu 1514 painetun kirjan sivulle käsin.
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Historian autenttisen lähteet ovat miltei korvaamattoman arvokkaita. Tukholman verilöylyn tapahtumat ovat osa Ruotsin tarinaa. Silminnäkijän kertomus erään kirjan sisälehdellä antaa välähdyksen noista kauhun hetkistä. Kustaa Vaasa sai tästä pontimensa kapinaan Kalmarin unionia vastaan. Kenen meistä päiväkirja voi toimia autenttisena lähteenä myöhemmälle historiantutkimukselle?
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Pro-government candidates in election for rubber-stamp Turkmen parliament | Article [AMP]

Pro-government candidates in election for rubber-stamp Turkmen parliament | Article [AMP] | History | Scoop.it
People in Turkmenistan are to vote in a parliamentary election on Sunday, with a choice between three parties and some independents, but all the candidates are ultimately loyal to the gas-rich desert nation's leader, President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.
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Turkmenistan seems to be  a nation in the same size as Finland; around five million inhabitants. The Father of the newly-born country, Nijazov, died in 2006 and now there is another father, or Protector. His son seems to be one of the main candidates to the 125-Seat Parliament. A trend of the time is a strong leader and people get what they want. Maybe the strong leader is not so bad an idea; Athens got it's tragedy under tyranny. On the other way, the power corrupts, and the absolute power does it 100%.
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This Is What I Do When I Hear the Bombs Explode - The New York Times

This Is What I Do When I Hear the Bombs Explode - The New York Times | History | Scoop.it
A Times reporter in Kabul has experienced eight suicide bombings since 2016, seven in the last year. Sick of it, she still goes to the scene. “If I don’t, who will?”
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This New York Times Afghan reporter tells concretely, what is it to live in a city full of fear. The bombimgs are so common, that people in the West hardly care any more. But, there far a way, in the midst of the chaos, you care about your closest and see the real dead and wounded. The life seems suddenly a little bit shaky and you don't know about the tomorrow. They are not talking about democracy, but about the dead, wounded and survivors. This seems to be the Afghan reality, at least in Kabul.
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Where the Ice Age Caribou Ranged - Archaeology Magazine

Where the Ice Age Caribou Ranged - Archaeology Magazine | History | Scoop.it
Searching for prehistoric hunting grounds in an unlikely place
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This article tells about a marvellous investigation made in around tens years, and still going on, about a refugee route of caribous during the period of icemelting. It was this critical moment, when ice began to move towards the west and animals, plants and humans with them. Earlier the history told, that people came to America at that time, but now we know, that they had been in America for tens of thousands of years earlier. These Paleoindians were reacting to this icemelting by hunting the caribou with the help of stone structures. They are now found, about 60 of them, underwater lake Huron. The remnants have been found of one caribou teeth and stone structures. The living places of these Paleoindians are to be searched nearby. And, in the South and west, the Clovis and Folsom cultures were hunting on their own with their effective weapons and causing , at least partially, the mass death do many mammals. These groups, actually also in the great lakes, maybe had some connections with the European Solutre culture. The mass death of the animals, for example the camel and horse, was, it is thought, mainly caused by the climate change at that time.
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26th January 2018, Republic Day: History and significance of this important day - Times of India

26th January 2018, Republic Day: History and significance of this important day - Times of India | History | Scoop.it
Wanna know more on why we celebrate 26th January every year ? Here is the historical significance & importance of this special day!
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India goes, in a way, hand with hand with Finnland in celebrating independence. Finnland in 1917; India in 1947. We got our Constitution in 1919,  India got it's own in 1950. Today is the Day to celebrate India's secular, socialist and democratic Constitution. It gave birth to world's largest democracy. It is excellent to remind the people and the government of the significance of a Constitution and the laws in general. What made me a little bit suspicious, was the aim to make India bigger. I wonder, if we remember, what happened after the Independence in 1947;  should'n't India concern on equality between the religions, regions, social levels ( or practically casts) and gender. Quite a big percentage of the Indian population can't read this article, because they are illiterate.
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Iran protests: What we know, and don’t know

Iran protests: What we know, and don’t know | History | Scoop.it
As protests stretch into the third day across Iran many are left wondering what has fueled the spontaneous outburst and where it is going.
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This article in Jerusalem Post tells about the Iranian unrest during this week. These protests have spred to tens of cities, including capital Teheran. They shout slogans attacking regime, also the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has been in Office since 1989. Iran has been quite turbulent since the Islamist Revolution in 1979, but the regime has not stepped down. Iran has been the red colour to the bull of west with its religious devotion. These protesters with their diverse goals have a dilemma: Iran with religion or without. The Safavid dynasty from 16:th century has a Shia base and has thus been a part of Iranian life for a long time. On the other hand, autocracy is a new invention. Could Iran be reformed economically and religiously, withou losing the Persian and Iranian flavour?
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France sets up tax dept to investigate Jews

France sets up tax dept to investigate Jews | History | Scoop.it
The department currently has 20 Hebrew-speaking employees, and is in the process of hiring five more.
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This article tells about a possible special tax department for Jews in France. There is a testimony of a Jew, who was interrogated by the tax officials about his tax payings. It is referred here, that there is a little influx of Jews from France to Israel. No wonder, because of growing antisemitism in France, for example via Islamist extremism in Marais department and so fore. In history it has been so, that when Jews have emigrated, a big intellectual and capital loss has been affected to the country they have left. They have been the economic motor in their areas and France should think, how to promote their status and security.
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Dawn of Egyptian Writing - Archaeology Magazine

Dawn of Egyptian Writing - Archaeology Magazine | History | Scoop.it
El-Khawy, Egypt
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This article tells about a new find of hieroglyphs, which were found on a cliff near village ElKab. They seem to be a royal standard by different birds and a bull, and probably were a kind of signmark. The researcher from Yale university states, that hieroglyphs were developing faster, than thought. This description is from 3250 BC. The Egyptian Civilization was on its dawn and it took about a thousand years to reach the Giza zenith.
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Karl Marx’s echo in Ambedkar –

Karl Marx’s echo in Ambedkar – | History | Scoop.it
As capitalism and its exploitation evolves, Karl Marx’s philosophy and intellectual tools continue to have abiding significance
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Today is the 200th birthday of the philosopher Karl Marx. Here they discern the reformist tendency of the Marxist ideology. The writer sketches the alarming situation of the Forth Industrial revolution, which leads to a growing inequality and need for reform. The Marxist philosophy surely wants to chance the world, not just to talk about it. On the other way, in it's on truth policy it has, indirectly, led to the death of, for example, 60 million people in the Maoist China. So, while not cencuring Marx, we should be on alert by adapting him.
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Happy Easter to you. Now let’s nationalise our churches | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

Happy Easter to you. Now let’s nationalise our churches | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian | History | Scoop.it
Church buildings need to be liberated from the church, says the Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins
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This article tells about the empty churches in England. They are a real problem, because the amount of the visitors is diminishing in an alarming rate. Jenkins proposes nationalozation and secularization as an answer. This was done in the Sovjet Union, and it did not get the acceptance of the people. The secularization of the fait is hardly the answer to this wery seriously problem. What about the parish churches deciding themselves what to do? And, when used less, these older buildings maybe survive longer, albeit it is a shame, that they are empty. I think, that Jenkins has made a right diagnosis, but his medicine is wrong..
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11th-century Egyptian Haggada unveiled | The Jerusalem post

11th-century Egyptian Haggada unveiled | The Jerusalem post | History | Scoop.it
Unearthing Jewish lives in the Middle Ages.
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There seems to be a miraculous compilation of Ancient Jewish texts in a geniza in Egypt. These about thousand years old parchment texts in judeoarabic reveal much about the Jewish life in Egypt during the Abbasid chalifat/ the Fatimids. It would be interesting to know, how the Fatimids affected to the Jewish life. Egypt was, indeed, the intellectual capital of the Sunni world, via Al Azhar university. In these texts they tell, for example, about the hand-washing before the feasts.
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Journalist Virginia Irwin Broke Barriers When She Reported From Berlin at the End of WWII | History

Journalist Virginia Irwin Broke Barriers When She Reported From Berlin at the End of WWII | History | History | Scoop.it

Her exclusive dispatches from the last days of Nazi Germany appeared in newspapers around the country, briefly making her a national celebrity
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This is a marvellous story of an American report in Berlin during the Berlin capitulation. She saw Berlin via "death and dance", when the Sovjet troops reached the city in its capitulation. She was so exited, the she dreamed, for a while, to join the Sovjet Army. The city was full of bodies and devastation and she had problems with her reports to be sent to the press. The female reportes had it not so well at that time. Anyway, she was at the right place in Berlin in 1945 and will be part of the Berlin story from that on. This is Virginia Irwin.
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Flash - France and the challenge of tracking 20,000 suspected extremists

Flash - France and the challenge of tracking 20,000 suspected extremists | History | Scoop.it
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"The top of the iceberg"; the terrrorist-suspected list contains around 20000 person in France. A kind of list in Finland contains a little under 400 names. There seems to be much work to be done and less able workers. The safety here, granted, is for all of us, whatever our faith is, or if there is no faith. It helps, if we understand, why people want to hurt us. I think, that teaching and learning is in the heart of the problem. Every institution should work hard to live with acceptance and peace. But, if the structures somehow can't help, then they must punish. This is the last element. But, we should not live and hate, but live and love. The western Civilization starts with the Greek filosofy, Roman jurisdiction, western Cristianity and modern science. Let's continue to flourish these elements, with our own creed combined with it.
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Shining a Cleansing Light on China’s Dark Secrets - The New York Times

Shining a Cleansing Light on China’s Dark Secrets - The New York Times | History | Scoop.it
The historian Shen Zhihua says the Communist Party should relax. “I would say: ‘Those mistakes were made in the past, not now, and we need to learn from our mistakes.’”
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This Chinese Historian wants to find out the secrets of the Chinese Communist Party. Easier said than done. He is not afraid, that the Party will lose its status. I think, that it lost it already in the 50's, when 15-60 million people lost their lives in the Great Leap. Mao never recovered from this failure and the past awaits to be researched. I think, that the project of Mr. Shen is a Pandora's magazine and the later it is opened, the better for the Party. Chinese people seem to be pleased to live on and have as good a standard of living ans in West- and what are we to blame them on that?
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Flash - Finland ready to arrest Puigdemont on European warrant

Flash - Finland ready to arrest Puigdemont on European warrant | History | Scoop.it
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Finland is now a small part of the Catalans history. Puidgemont has already left the country, but he has left his ideas here. Finland sought it's independence around 100 years ago and we had to go to the wolf's nest, to St. Petrograd, to get the Lenins's yes. That is what I await from Puidgemont. This would mean the trip to Madrid, which is the capital and where the power is. Spain is reluctant to give up it's coastal line and flourishing economical area, but there is, anyway, the only real adress of the Catalan Independence Movement. Good luck to your journey, Mr. Puidgemont!
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GENERATION P

GENERATION P | History | Scoop.it
The stories of eighteen 18-year-olds who have lived a lifetime under Vladimir Putin
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Here some interesting rewiews from Russia via youngsters. They are called here a Putin generation. They are for example from Ulan-Ude, St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad. There sounds the echo from Patriotism and Neglect. They are, in a way, proud of their country and culture, but are eager to get things better at home. This is surely a paradox of a super-power. These young people are full of ideas, and somehow at the same time, quite sure, that they are not going to realise.
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Australia-päivä vai invaasiopäivä? Aboriginaalit vaativat sortotoimista muistuttavan kansallisjuhlan siirtämistä

Australia-päivä vai invaasiopäivä? Aboriginaalit vaativat sortotoimista muistuttavan kansallisjuhlan siirtämistä | History | Scoop.it
Perjantaina tulee kuluneeksi 230 vuotta siitä, kun ensimmäinen vankeja kuljettanut brittilaivue saapui Australian rannikolle. Alkuperäisväestölle päivä merkitsee sorron alkua.
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Australia-päivä näyttää olevan samana päivänä kuin Intian Tasavallan päivä. Olen huomannut, että kun historiaa eletään todeksi merkkipäivinä, ei enää tyydytä yhteen kertomukseen. Historian vääryyksistä puhutaan avoimemmin. Australia viettää päiväänsä muistellen ensimmäisen brittilaivueen maihinnousua 1770. Tämä tietysti loukkaa aboriginaaleja, jotka nyt kiistatta olivat ensin. Ihmettelen sitä, että tämä juhlapäivä virallistettiin niinkin myöhään kuin 1994. Vaikka aboriginaalien ovat vain pieni vähemmistö 24-miljoonaisen kansan keskellä, he ovat sen muisti. Siksi mietin, olisiko jokin muu ajankohta mahdollinen Australia-päivälle. Mietin esim. sitä,  kun Kevin Rudd pyysi aboriginaaleilta anteeksi ja teki sovintoa.
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Vuodet, joina Ruotsi muuttui – Näin ”humanitaarinen suurvalta” avasi ensin sydämensä ja sulki sitten rajansa

Vuodet, joina Ruotsi muuttui – Näin ”humanitaarinen suurvalta” avasi ensin sydämensä ja sulki sitten rajansa | History | Scoop.it
Elina Kervinen arvioi nelivuotisen Tukholman-kirjeenvaihtajuutensa päätteeksi, kuinka asenteet naapurissa muuttuivat pakolaiskriisin vuosina. Itkevän kuntapäättäjän, käännytettävän afgaaniperheen ja perheensä menettäneen syyrialaismiehen tarinat ovat osa kuvia tämän päivän Ruotsista.
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Hesarin Tukholman-kirjeenvaihtaja Kervinen kertoo artikkelissaan siitä, miten Ruotsi on muuttunut viimeisen neljän vuoden aikana. Maailman humanitaarinen suurvalta on löytänyt rajansa ja on ryhtynyt tiukentamaan pakolaispolitiikkaansa. Nordbergin itkevän kunnanjohtajan reaktiot pakolaiskriisin ollessa huipussaan johtivat monen päättäjän ja tavallisen kansankin mielipiteiden muuttumiseen. Ruotsi otti käyttöön rajatarkastuksia ja tiukensi perheenyhdistämisiä. Nyt panostetaan jäljellejäävien kotouttamiseen. Ruotsidemokraatit saivat sanoa, että tätä me juuri tarkoitimmekin.
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The Year 2017, According to a 1960s Soviet Filmstrip

The Year 2017, According to a 1960s Soviet Filmstrip | History | Scoop.it
In 1960, the Soviet movie studio “Diafilm” released a filmstrip titled “In the Year 2017,” by V. Strukova and V. Shevchenko, depicting a vision of the U.S.S.R. set 57 years in the future.
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This Sovjet strip is a lovely story from 1960 with a perspective to year 2017. It describes the Sovjet ideology as a winner, but if we forget that, it is quite accurate in it's description. Isn't it so, that we are suffering of extreme weather conditions caused by human? We try to tackle them via our technology. We should dare to schiss our own future vision, albeit we are not there to justice them.
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Spotting the Sun - Archaeology Magazine

Spotting the Sun - Archaeology Magazine | History | Scoop.it
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This is the world's oldest survived asteolab, from around 1495-1500. It is a vessel, which gives an opportunity to define, where a ship is located. It was used by Arabs in the Middle Ages, maybe even earlier by Alexandrians. This particular item is found beside Oman from a ship called Esmeralda, which belonged to a Portuguese sailor Vasco da Gama. He seemed to survive from this shipwreck, because he sailed to India for a third time in 1520's. This was a time for big caravelis, which defeated, little by little, camel and developed an European led, global world.
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