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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Floatin' Powa News Service: Sainting the Wicked Dead

Fayyad presents plan for Palestinian State by 2011
Meet the new plan, same as the old plan.

Barack Obama links Israel peace plan to 1967 borders deal
See? Glow Ball Peace through dead Juden, my friends!
Barack Obama is to pursue an ambitious peace plan in the Middle East involving the recognition of Israel by the Arab world in exchange for its withdrawal to pre-1967 borders, according to sources close to America’s president-elect. Obama intends to throw his support behind a 2002 Saudi peace initiative endorsed by the Arab League and backed by Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister and leader of the ruling Kadima party. The proposal gives Israel an effective veto on the return of Arab refugees expelled in 1948 while requiring it to restore the Golan Heights to Syria and allow the Palestinians to establish a state capital in east Jerusalem. On a visit to the Middle East last July, the president-elect said privately it would be “crazy” for Israel to refuse a deal that could “give them peace with the Muslim world”, according to a senior Obama adviser.
Europe and US to recognize Palestinian state by 2011

Tick MFing Exigent Tock

BERLIN -- The Israeli and Palestinian leaders are likely to hold their first meeting in the coming weeks, both sides indicated Wednesday, in what would be an important step toward a formal resumption of peace talks and a signal achievement for President Barack Obama.
Report: Israel to freeze settlements in exchange for Iran sanctions
BiBi, you are out of your mind.

US won't demand east Jerusalem freeze
How many sides of our asses can we possibly talk out of at once?

Fatah source: Fayyad stole Abbas' thunder
Fatahsshole Rumble!

Hamas execution of Al Qaida fighters in Gaza caught on tape

Well Endowed Whores Of The Caliphate Say:
US Must Choose Between the Two Voices of Hamas ~ The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Hamas is leading Palestine down the road of carnage

Yeah but they LIKE carnage.

The Outrage of Discrimination Against Jews at the Temple Mount


Sweden says it can't address 'organ theft' article
The legality of embracing evil
The Swedish government protests that it's legally prevented from commenting on press reports
Lebanon: Fuck the Jews, Hezbollah part of next government
BEIRUT — Lebanese prime minister-designate Saad Hariri said on Wednesday Hezbollah will be part of the next cabinet "whether Israel likes it or not," as his bid to form a government entered its eight week.

"The national unity government will include the (ruling) March 14 alliance, and I also want to assure the Israeli enemy that Hezbollah will be in this government whether it likes it or not because Lebanon's interests require all parties be involved in this cabinet," Hariri said at an Iftar feast to break the Ramadan fast on Tuesday night.
Lebanese villagers repel Hizbullah men
The grainy video showed residents of Kfar Manisim, which is only a kilometer from Israel, standing in front of a Hizbullah jeep and arguing with its occupants. The operatives, who had apparently tried to station arms in the houses of the villagers, resisted, and both sides began firing warning shots into the air. The incident eventually ended when the Hizbullah men turned around and drove away.

Iraq, Syria Recall Diplomats Over Baghdad Bombings
Iraq recalled its ambassador from Syria today and said the government in Damascus must give up two Saddam Hussein loyalists for allegedly organizing bombings in Baghdad last week that killed 95 people. Syria in turn recalled its envoy to Baghdad, saying that unless Iraq provides proof, it would consider the claims to have been fabricated for “political goals,” the state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
Iraq's al-Qaida claims Baghdad government bombings

Iraq asks Syria to hand over bombing suspects
Iraq will ask Syria to hand over two people it says masterminded bomb attacks in Baghdad last week which killed almost 100 people, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
IRAQ: Major Shiite Political Parties Exclude Maliki

Powerful Iraqi Shiite leader has died in Iran

USS Thach Protects Iraqi Infrastructure
The guided-missile frigate USS Thach has helped to protect Iraq's critical infrastructure since arriving on station in mid-July. The ship, assigned to Commander, Task Group Iraqi Maritime, is providing security for the Al Basrah Oil Terminal, an Iraqi oil platform that accounts for a significant percentage of the country's gross domestic product.
Saudi Religious Police Crack Down on 'Evil' Circuses
Religious police in Saudi Arabia are cracking down on summer festivals and circuses intended by the government to boost domestic tourism, because they violate strict religious restrictions on singing, dancing, the mixing of unrelated men and women, and "evil" circus performances, Reuters reported. Conservative clerics backed by powerful members of the Saudi royal family oppose the efforts to liberalize the world's biggest oil exporter. Circus acts such as fire-eating and lying on a bed of glass are seen as forms of magic outlawed by Sharia law.
Now, a 'suspicious' ship off Karnataka
NEW DELHI: Even as the security and intelligence agencies were probing the strange case of the North Korean ship, MV Mu San, found anchored near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, another "suspicious" ship was detected off Karwar in Karnataka recently. Officials said the ship, MV Shahin, was detected after it was found anchored off Karwar, where Navy's new strategic deep sea base is coming up, a few days ago. "The ship apparently anchored there due to bad weather. The ship was boarded and searched, but nothing controversial was found on board. The DG, Shipping, cleared it to sail today (Tuesday)," said an official. Meanwhile, MV Mu San has been taken to Kakinada from Port Blair for further investigations.
Indonesia and The Philippines: The Jemaah Al Islamiyah
They all resonate to the same ideology. They share expertise, training and materials, and even participate in each other's operations. They learn to make bombs, and train in weapons, surveillance, sabotage, communication, cell formation and their brand of religion. The groups may have different names such as Al-Qaeda, Jemaah al Islamiyah (JI), the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) or the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) but they truly only see themselves in common cause: fellow Mujahedeen fighting to defend their religion - Islam - and to create an Islamic state or caliphate.
Ex-Bosnian Serb chief: US helped Iran arm Muslims
AMSTERDAM — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has told The Associated Press he is seeking evidence that the U.S. facilitated arms shipments from Iran to Bosnian Muslims during the Bosnian war.

Karadzic's war crimes trial is likely to start within a few weeks. He is accused of genocide and crimes against humanity during the Bosnian war, during which more than 100,000 people were killed.In written responses to questions, Karadzic said he has asked several countries for documents that will support his contention they violated the U.N. arms embargo during the 1992-95 conflict.

He said this included direct U.S. military supplies to the Bosnian Muslim army and Iranian weapons sent through Croatia with U.S. support.
Iranians Seethe, Do Drugs, Have Lots of Sex Changes

Lundborg: The ayatollahs filter the modern world through the Koran?

Majd: That’s their job. For example, obviously there were no sex-change operations at the time of Mohammed the Prophet. But when Khomeini was still alive, the issue of sex-change operations came up: Is this something Islam would allow and he decided yes. The government will even pay for it.

Lundborg: So are there a lot of male to female operations?

Majd: It’s mostly male to female, but there are a lot of female to male operations as well. Iranian doctors are considered among the top surgeons in the world for this.

Iran condemns US double standards on terrorism
Really? So do I. But not for the same reasons.

Iranian police use force against graveside rally

Iranian military weighs in on 'soft coup'
Iranian military leaders say an intolerable coup against the Islamic republic calls for "swift retribution" to deter further threat of revolution.
Iran calls for death penalty on reformists

Atomic Agency Is Pressed on Iran Records
The Obama administration and its European allies are pressing the International Atomic Energy Agency to make public evidence that they believe points toward an Iranian drive to gain the ability to build a nuclear weapon, part of a broad effort to build a case for far more punishing sanctions against the country.
'Iran freezes no. of centrifuges enriching uranium at Natanz'
Iran's output of enriched uranium is stagnating, diplomats said Tuesday, suggesting that Teheran may be running short the material needed for producing nuclear fuel or the fissile core of warheads. The diplomats - who demanded anonymity because their information was confidential - emphasized that the possibility that Iran was running out of uranium oxide was only one of several possible explanations of why it had not increased its production of enriched uranium since May.
UN Nuclear Agency Prepares to Release Iran Report

India may build $5.1 bln power station in Iran

Fresh doubts cast on mission in NATO's bloodiest year
Yesterday’s car bombing there was so powerful that it destroyed several surrounding buildings, shattered windows across the city and sent flames shooting into the sky. “Once again they’ve killed children, women, innocent Afghans. They are not human. They are animals,” Mohammad Sher Shah, the deputy provincial police chief, said. Police said that they were still searching for bodies in the rubble after the bloodiest such attack since one on the Indian Embassy in Kabul in July last year.

Large Explosion Rips Through Kandahar Neighborhood, 36 Killed

Could Obama Lose Afghanistan?

Here Be Dragons
Robert S. Ross and Aaron L. Friedberg Debate: Is China a Military Threat?
A menace looms in the East. China’s military is growing ever larger and may soon unseat us as hegemon of the Pacific. But does Beijing really harbor fantasies of world domination? Ross argues that America’s innovation and alliance structure will halt China’s advance. Friedberg believes that Washington lags dangerously behind in this twenty-first-century arms race. Is this the prelude to World War III?
CNPC Inks Chad Deal

The OIC Mission To China Returns To Jeddah

The two sides are studying the possibility of organizing an academic symposium on “China and the Islamic civilizations” to be held in the near future.
South Korea Launches Satellite
The launching of the rocket, which was built with the help of Russia, came one week after an initial attempt was called off because of a technical malfunction and four months after North Korea was widely denounced by the international community for launching a rocket of its own. The North had said it was putting a satellite aloft, but United States aerospace and military officials said they believed the North was actually testing long-range ballistic missile technology.
South Korean-Led Group to Supply Burmese Gas to China

Russia's Ties with South Korea Deepen

Russian Power Company to Mine Uranium in Mongolia
Where is Genghis Khan when you need him?

Dam Disaster Affecting Siberians the Way Chernobyl Affected Ukrainians

Russia says nothing suspicious found on Arctic Sea Ship
Move along, proples.

Suicide bomber kills four cops in Russia's Chechnya
A suicide bomber killed four policemen in Chechnya on Tuesday, pressing an Islamist challenge to Russian control of the north Caucasus region a day after a visit by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
FBI saves the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline from an attack by Russian hackers?
According to a news report on a Georgian Web site, Russian hackers under the direction of the GRU/FSB took down the data server of the BTC Pipeline on August 24th, 2009, effectively shutting down the second longest oil pipeline in the world. An FBI team and an un-identified intelligence service regained control of the pipeline’s data server and migrated it to Washington. The BTC pipeline has resumed normal operation.

UPDATE: I just heard from a contact that British Petroleum says the report of a hacker attack on the BTC pipeline is false. That oil was shifted to a different pipeline but not because of a Russian orchestrated hacker attack.
Putin orders quicker reorganization of Russia's aerospace sector
Listen, Comrade Cosmonauts, get cracking. Or Vlad will crack for you. And this you do not want.

Putin to Meet with Kokoity in Moscow

Shamba praises Putin for his `courage`
Abkhazian Television has released an interview with the separatist foreign minister Sergey Shamba, who has praised Russian PM, Vladimir Putin for his courage and bravery. Shamba was questioned regarding the significance of Abkhazia`s recognition a year ago. Russia recognized Georgia`s two breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on August 26, 2008, after the war in Georgia. Shamba said Putin turned out the most courageous among the Russian authorities, who dare recognize Abkhazia`s independence, despite the fact that even before the beginning of war in Tskhinvali, Russians had the recognition declaration prepared. He said the document had been placed on the tables of Russian authorities for years.

`Only the current prime minister turned out brave enough to do this,` Shamba said and admitted that Russia was preparing the separatists for recognition even before the August war.
Poland, Putin and Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact

Russia eyes landmark purchase of French warship

US, Russia Unlikely to Cooperate on Missile Defense

Bulgaria names new boss of Kozloduy nuke plant
Please notice that existing heads of nuclear agencies are being purged worldwide the last few months.

Stalin's bid for a new world order

In the fourth of a series of articles marking the outbreak of World War II 70 years ago, the BBC Russian Service's Artyom Krechetnikov assesses Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's motivations behind the 1939 Soviet-Nazi pact.
Eurasian Secret Services Daily Report
1) Russian security services revealed foreign spies at MAKS-2009 airspace show
2) Russia eager to declassify selected documents on Polish leadership’s secret negotiations on eve of WWII
3) Only Russian Federal Security Service possess full information on freighter Arctic Sea
News of Arctic Sea crew detention in investigation ward denied, suspicious cargo not yet reveal on vessel’s board
4) Russian allegations on participation of Ukraine in aggression in Caucasus are lies: SBU
5) Citizen of Sri Lanka failed to buy Russian FSB officer in attempt to provide illegal border crossing by citizens of India
6)Rakhat Aliyev's people are to be blamed for assassination attempts, former Kazakhstan’s KNB head says
7) Latest scandal in Romania prompted by military intelligence against President Basescu, according to media
Strong duststorms benight Tajikistan

4.8 Mag quake - TAJIKISTAN

Police car blown up during summit in Tajik capital

Tajikistan Actively Combating Prohibited Religious Associations
All the defendants were charged with Article 307 of the Criminal Code (Public Call to Violent Change of the Constitutional System of Tajikistan). The activists convicted together with 120 suspects were detained in April 2009 in one of Dushanbe mosques during a prayer. They were all brought by bus to the State National Security Committee that was in charge of investigating the case. After an explanatory conversation, 120 people were released, and criminal proceedings were initiated against five of the detained.
Kyrgyzstan suppresses minority religious groups
Christians in the central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan have been told not to meet for worship without registration, but government officials are making it nearly impossible for churches to receive approval.

President of Turkmenistan and King of Jordan exchange Ramadan Greetings



CIVICUS condemns repression of democratic freedom in Turkmenistan
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation expresses deep concern about the repression of independent civil society groups in Turkmenistan. With blanket bans on information and extreme levels of opaque governance, Turkmenistan is one of the most oppressive countries in the world. Despite this, many ‘western’ democracies are weakening their stance on the protection of human rights in the country, in large measure due to Turkmenistan’s vast hydrocarbons reserves. “The international community must work with the Government of Turkmenistan to open space for democratic reform and recognise the role of civil society in building a just nation that respects the freedoms of its people,” says Ingrid Srinath, Secretary General of CIVICUS.
Ahmadinejad to visit Turkmenistan in January to open gas pipeline
Maybe the mahdi will come flying out!

OSCE Centre in Ashgabat organizes high-level seminar on human trafficking
Is this a "how -to" seminar?

Five Reasons Kazakhstan shouldn't head OSCE


Kazakhstan: Artists Moon Bankers

English not Igor's first language so STFUpski
On August 24 the legal system of Kazakhstan faced protest from Almaty intelligentsia. The Almaty artists, musicians and actors decided to support the journalists of Respublica. Business Review. Bank Turan-Alem (BTA) filed a lawsuit in the amount of 80 million tenge against the newspaper due to the damage, caused to business reputation. On the other hand, creative people had own opinion on that situation.
Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General to visit Kazakhstan
According to Y. Ashikbayev, during the planned meeting with the country leaders, the officials will discuss cooperation issues between Kazakhstan and the UN Center regarding regional security.

Uzbekistan will not take part in upcoming Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) military exercises because of Tashkent’s "special position" on the newly created rapid reaction force, known as ACORN.A high-ranking Russian military source told the Interfax news agency that Uzbek officials will not participate in any aspect of the war games, which were scheduled to start on August 26 and continue until mid-October. The games include military maneuvers and technical meetings "to work out the military-political aspects of coalition interoperability," the Interfax report stated.

Uzbekistan is vehemently opposed to the creation of ACORN. Tashkent maintains the force could be used to meddle in its domestic affairs. [For background see the Eurasia Insight archive]

US Embassy: there will be no military base of Pentagon in Uzbekistan
U.S. Diplomatic mission disproved information which appeared in mass media on the fact that question on restoration of U.S. Military base in Khanabad was discussed during recent visit of the Commander of U.S. Central Command David Petraeus to Uzbekistan. "Media reports that military bases were discussed are incorrect," press release published on Embassy's website stated.

Uzbekistan sees balance against Russia in cooperation with US

Obama Names Bernanke to Second Term as Fed Chief
Perhaps more than anything else, Bernanke has become known for his willingness to dust off a Depression-era statute — section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act — to provide life-saving funds to some of the most prominent firms on Wall Street. Under the law, the Fed, in circumstances deemed by the Board of Governors as “unusual and exigent,” is allowed to open its lending window to any and all institutions, from investment banks to insurance firms and everything in between. That is precisely what Bernanke did to prop up failing investment bank Bear Stearns and insurance giant American International Group Inc.
TIME: Why Obama Appointed Bernanke to a New Fed Term
The Fed chairman is often described as the second most powerful U.S. official; the main check on him is the first most powerful official's power not to reappoint him
Bernanke Team May Have New Look as Second Term Begins

Bernanke Is Obama's Proverbial Bird in the Hand

6 Confirmation Questions For Ben Bernanke

FDIC to Ease Entry for Private-Equity Firms Buying Failed Banks
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is poised to make it easier for private-equity firms to buy banks after the fastest pace of bank closings in 17 years cost the agency’s insurance fund more than $21 billion.
Fed needs better performance, not powers

Democrats push to give prez power over Federal Reserve

Geithner Has Blown His Top With Regulators Before

Lawmakers Ask Fed To Extend TALF, Boost Transparency


Goldman's Hatzius Says Fed Balance Sheet Could Hit $4 Trillion
Hatzius? ~ lol ~ Hatzius Giganticus Horribilus!

True Religion to Present at the Goldman Sachs 16th Annual Global Retailing Conference
With headlines like these who needs animus?

Goldman Sachs' trade tips under scrutiny

One Example Of How Goldman's Trading Huddles Work

Mitsubishi Shuts Venezuela Auto Plant As Productivity Plunges

The Economist to Discuss Role of Brazil in New World Order

STFU, Crazy Spleen.

Former Bush Security Chiefs Find Terrorism Can Be Profitable
Contracts with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are spewing billions of dollars into private industry, largely to companies that also rely on Pentagon military contracts. In this new variation of the military-industrial complex a new revolving door is now in full swing.

Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, the two Republican stalwarts who served as the first two Department of Homeland Security secretaries, are now busy attracting defense, homeland security, and intelligence contracts in the country's rapidly expanding high-tech security complex.

Tom Ridge, former Pennsylvania governor who was appointed by President Bush to direct the newly created DHS, has parlayed his government service into a lucrative career in business since he stepped down as DHS chief in November 2004. Soon after leaving DHS, Tom Ridge became president and CEO of Ridge Global, a global strategic consulting firm. He also has joined numerous corporate boards and advisory groups, including major military and homeland security contractors.
Army shows off Raytheon blimps
Though they seem like throwbacks to World War I technology, each helium-filled JLENS is hooked up with sophisticated radar equipment to specifically detect incoming cruise missiles, as well as other aircraft that may be attacking U.S. bases or battlefield forces.
SAIC to Help Develop Military Training Institution
U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council
SAIC has announced that it was awarded an $11 million (SR41.25 million) contract by the U.S. Military Training Mission (USMTM) to support the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces (SAAF) by establishing a Saudi War College in Riyadh.
Dire Swine Flu Warnings from White House


Kennedy Death Adds Volatile Element to Health Fight

Abortion 'explicitly' covered under ObamaCare says the National Right to Life Committee is correct concerning abortion provisions in ObamaCare. According to, President Barack Obama was right to a "limited extent" when he stated that his healthcare reform plan does not allow for "government-funded abortion." Although states that under H.R. 3200 federal money is not used to fund abortion, under the public insurance option there is a provision for abortion coverage -- as well as provisions for government-subsidized public and private insurance plans that cover what are described as "reproductive services."
In Pfizer-Wyeth Merger Suit, It's Capitalism v. Socialism

Defense Business Board Issues Final NSPS Report
The Defense Business Board delivered its final report last Wednesday on the National Security Personnel System to Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III and Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, completing an independent review of NSPS, a Department of Defense civilian personnel management system under which more than 200,000 DoD employees currently operate.
Panel recommends major changes to Pentagon pay system

Rendition to Continue, but With Better Oversight, US Says
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will continue the Bush administration’s practice of sending terrorism suspects to third countries for detention and interrogation, but pledges to closely monitor their treatment to ensure that they are not tortured, administration officials said Monday.
What the President's Attack on the CIA Really Means
Look hard at everything President Obama has said and done -- this week's attack on the CIA, his banishment of the phrase "Global War on Terrorism" and its replacement with the milquetoast "overseas contingency operations," his apologetic Cairo speech, his seeming indifference to the recent bombings in Iraq, his unwillingness to seize the opportunity of the students' uprising in Iran to knock over that dangerous regime, his trashing of our special relationship with Israel, and all the rest including his longtime personal relationships with vicious America-haters like Bill Ayers and the Reverend Jeremiah Wright -- and the conclusion is inescapable: President Obama is throwing the switch from offense back to defense, and returning the US to its September 10 mindset.
Jews, Hindus urge Pope to undertake cause of Roma during Czech visit
Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA; in a joint statement in Nevada today, said that Roma people in Czech Republic reportedly faced violent attacks, stereotyping, racism, prejudice, growing gap between Roma and other Czechs, fear, beatings, poor quality housing, systemic employment and overall discrimination, persecution, throwing of Molotov cocktails, social exclusion, segregated schools, forced sterilization, marginalization; refused service at restaurants, stores, discos, etc.; municipalities-towns failing to support them; and the state being unwilling or unable to offer protection.
Iceland's Lesbian Prime Minister Makes Forbes' List of Most Powerful Women
HAHAHA! I so want to direct a movie called LESBIAN QUEEN OF ICELAND now.

Hey! Maybe I can get a grant from the Obamanable Snowjobman's Leni Riefenstahl Foundation for Hope-n-Change...

The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?
I recently wrote a critique of the art community’s lack of dissent in the face of many controversial decisions made by the current administration. Entitled “The Artist Formerly Known as Dissident,” one of the key points argued in the article was the potential danger associated with the use of the art community as a tool of the state. Little did I know how quickly this concern would be elevated to an outright probability.
Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers Leadership Grant Opportunities

Sleigh, Lady, Sleigh: Bob Dylan to Release Christmas Album
All proceeds go to charity.

Energy Department to Review Uranium Disposal Plan
The U.S. Energy Department plans to undertake a significant assessment next month of a $384 million plan for converting a supply of weapon-grade uranium 233 to lower-enriched material, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported (see GSN, June 24). The plan would now require building a new facility for the material next door to its current storage site, a World War II-era facility that will also process the uranium at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, said Steve McCracken, federal environmental manager at the site.

Appellate judges agree to rehear uranium case
An appellate court will review an April ruling that a proposed uranium mine site in western New Mexico is on American Indian land. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver granted the request from Hydro Resources Inc., a Uranium Resources Inc. subsidiary. The full court will reconsider a three-judge panel's decision. The court says oral arguments probably will be set for January.

Another leaking pipe found at NJ nuclear plant

The rush for lithium is just beginning

Scientists Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears!
And for that they will be punished.
An outpouring of skeptical scientists who are members of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are revolting against the group's editor-in-chief-with some demanding he be removed-after an editorial appeared claiming "the science of anthropogenic climate change is becoming increasingly well established." The editorial claimed the "consensus" view was growing "increasingly difficult to challenge, despite the efforts of diehard climate-change deniers." The editor now admits he is "startled" by the negative reaction from the group's scientific members.
The Krakatau volcano
Krakatau is currently active again for the first time since that blast.

4.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Cyprus

4.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Oregon coast
This earthquake was very deep and it occurred at the edge of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Bad indications.

Scientists simulate 3.0 earthquake in Negev

Unprecedented Miniature Carving of Alexander the Great Found

According to the archaeologists involved in the Tel Dor excavations, the discovery of the miniature Alexander gemstone carving in Israel is fairly surprising. The Land of Israel was not, for the Greek Empire, a central or major holding.

2000-yr-old bronze statue of roman emperor Augustus discovered
BERLIN - Archaeologists have discovered fragments of a 2,000-year-old bronze Roman equestrian statue of Emperor Augustus in a stream near Giessen in Germany. According to a report in The Local, on August 12, archaeologists pulled the gold-gilded, life-sized head of a horse and a shoe of the emperor - who ruled the Roman Empire between 23 BC and 14 AD from a stream in what was once the Roman outpost Germania Magna. “There has never been a find of such quality and preservation in Germany,” a statement from the ministry said, adding that it was a “sensational” discovery.

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