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Archaeologists digging along the Israeli coastal city of Ashdod have unearthed the remains of a massive ancient fortification built around an Iron-Age Assyrian harbor.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon have long been regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, although not without controversy. It seems that the Gardens have also been regarded as a purely legendary site, with no evidence that this ancient site ever existed in Babylon.
The first results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a national study of 8,000 older people aged 50 and over, were launched today ( May 9th) by the Minister for Health and Children, Dr James Reilly.
A cache of cuneiform tablets unearthed by a team led by a University of Toronto archaeologist has been found to contain a largely intact Assyrian treaty from the early 7th century BCE.
A team of University of Toronto archaeologists has uncovered a cache of cuneiform tablets dating back to between 1200 and 600 BCE at the site of a recently discovered temple in southeastern Turkey.
US-based telecommunications company Newport Global Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire for cash and stock LaSilkee Virtual Connections, a Jordanian telecommunications company operating under a license granted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The Iraqi oil minister Hussain al-Shahristani has met with representatives of pre-qualified international oil companies to open bidding for the development of eight oil and gas fields accounting for approximately 40 billion barrels of oil reserves, the first such move since the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003.
By MARY BETH SHERIDAN By Mary Beth Sheridan The Washington Post BAGHDAD The Iraqi government on Sunday ordered security forces to increase protection of Christians in northern Iraq, where hundreds have fled their homes in recent days after a wave of killings and threats.
The Associated Press BAGHDAD Suicide car bombers struck twice Sunday in the northern city of Mosul, killing at least six people and wounding dozens of others, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. A car bomb killed seven other people in Baghdad.
NEWS IN BRIEF :: IRAQ At least 3,000 Christians have fled the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in the past week, after shootings, evictions and kidnap attempts by Sunni Muslim extremists.
- A handkerchief.
- Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
- In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.