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Ireland’s Tailteann games: forgotten Gaelic ‘Olympics’ that shaped a democracy

The Observer 26 Jun 2022
“They took the germ of an idea that came from ancient Irish civilisation, linked it to a cultural revival, repackaged that dream in an Olympic context and delivered it – and that’s important,” said Mike Cronin, academic director of Boston College Ireland.

Chinese fans pay rich tributes to China's legendary Indian classical dancer Zhang Jun

The Times of India 26 Jun 2022
BEIJING. The India-China frictions took a backseat for a while here as a large number of Chinese flocked to a scintillating show of Indian classical dance performances to pay emotional tribute to Zhang Jun, China's legendary dancer of , and Odissi ... Whenever she came back, the house would become lovely ... “Both countries are ancient civilisations ... .

Simon Jenkins: ‘The Celts never existed. They are an invention’

Irish Independent 25 Jun 2022
There is also a lack of consistent archaeological and written evidence from the period, leaving scholars and historians with more questions than answers.Many scholars and historians claim an ancient Celtic civilisation can be traced to three overlapping cultural groups.

100 best books for summer 2022

The Times/The Sunday Times 24 Jun 2022
... enough to melt the suncream off your back; from dramatic, sweeping histories of ancient civilisations to eye-popping revelations about dirty Russian money.

Polio vaccine confusion as parents trying to check if their child is jabbed reveal they ...

The Daily Mail 24 Jun 2022
Polio dates back to 1500 BC, crippled rulers in Ancient... But scientists say that it is an ancient disease that first struck people in Egypt as early as 1570 BC ... The archaic disease has existed as long as human civilisation itself, with the earliest records dating back to ancient Egypt.

Stone inscriptions, burial urns found near Sivaganga

The Times of India 23 Jun 2022
Ancient stone inscriptions and remains of burial urns have been found in two villages Sithalur and Muthalur in Sivaganga district by archaeological enthusiasts ... Some stone pillars in this village also have symbols inscribed on them, which are similar to those found in other ancient civilisations.

Polio dates back to 1500 BC, crippled rulers in Ancient Egypt and paralysed thousands of ...

The Daily Mail 23 Jun 2022
The archaic disease has existed as long as human civilisation, with the earliest records dating back to ancient Egypt ... But records show it dates back to as early as 1570 BC in ancient Egypt ... Records show polio dates back to as early as 1570 BC in ancient Egypt.

International Day of Yoga marked in Luxor

Watani 21 Jun 2022
The session began with an introductory presentation on the importance of yoga in treating diseases, clearing minds, and improving health; also on its relevance to the ancient Egyptian civilisation and the arts of meditation and relaxation ... Indian civilisation to the whole world.

India’s government cuts Muslim rulers from Indian history books

The Times/The Sunday Times 21 Jun 2022
... of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, which has complained that historians have long glorified invaders and Mughals at the expense of the ancient Hindu civilisations that preceded them.

Top activities to do in Egypt

Belfast Telegraph 21 Jun 2022
The country has amazed travellers for centuries with historical sites, monuments and temples of an ancient civilisation ... One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and possibly the most iconic sight of Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza were constructed over 4,000 years ago and to this day scientists aren’t exactly sure how they were built.

DC Edit | Arson, vandalism aren’t the way to protest; stop lunacy

Deccan Chronicle 20 Jun 2022
... and farmers before; but as Indians we must try to remember a historic truth — we were born a modern nation, carved out of an ancient civilisation by a set of founding fathers who chiselled our ethos while faced up against one of the worst tyrannies of imperialism.

Rewriting history: Why seculars must embrace the effortIf the seculars do not join the effort, ...

Deccan Herald 19 Jun 2022
What often escapes our mind is the known limits of the past are pushed further by new archaeological discoveries, which demand the rewriting of history, especially of ancient civilisations, like India's ... to the two other ancient civilisations —Chinese and West Asian-Egyptian.

Reading & deciphering ancient writing systems with AI

Open Access Government 17 Jun 2022
The future of reading ancient texts and scripts ... Lastly, digitally curating ancient texts in this fashion, will allow smaller or marginalised fields of research, like studies of Indigenous and ancient civilisations, to join the global community of knowledge and make this specialist field more present and impactful in historical research at large.

Italy creates new museum for trafficked ancient artefacts

Belfast Telegraph 15 Jun 2022
Exhibits in the new museum will change every few months as the objects on display return to what experts consider their territory of origin, many of them places that were part of ancient Etruscan or Magna Grecia civilisations in central or southern Italy.

Ancient Greek Athletes, Warriors and Heroes finally make it to New Zealand

Greek City Times 13 Jun 2022
The highly anticipated international exhibition Ancient Greeks ... Ancient Greeks ... The Ancient Greeks ... Ancient Greek civilisation has had a profound influence on the development of language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science, and the arts around the world ... The Ancient Greeks exhibition is divided into six sections.

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