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Italy's Colosseum Battle Arena to Get Its Original Look By 2023

The battle arena of Italy's famous monument 'Colosseum' is set to get its original look by 2023. Winning an 18.5-million euro bid, an architectural firm named Milan Ingegneria is eyeing to install a high-tech retractable floor. The retractable floor will enable visitors "to see the majesty of the monument" from the centre. Earlier, it had a wooden floor, which was connected to rooms that acted as waiting rooms for gladiators. 

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 05:31 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Rome, Italy, Colosseum, Archaeologists, Travel, History

Courtesy: The Guardian

Gautam Sen to release new book on automobile history in India.

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Journo Gautam Sen's New Book Highlights On India's Automobile History

Journalist-cum-automotive design consultant Gautam Sen’s new book chronicles the emergence of automobile industry dating to pre-independence. Titled as "The Automobile," it talks about India’s growing obsession over cars. It showcases intriguing facts from the colonial era about the first person who owned a car to modifications made by the elite/ royal families to their personal cars.… read-more

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 06:55 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Cars, History, new book, Colonial past, Gautam Sen, The Automobile

Courtesy: The Hindu


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Egypt Unearths 3000-Yr-Old 'Lost Golden City' Of King Amenhotep III Era

Archeologists in Egypt have unearthed a 3000-year-old city on the east bank of Nile river. Known as 'Aten' or the 'lost golden city', the historic city dates back to King Amenhotep III era, which existed from 1391-1353 BC. Collaborating with Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the archeologists also unearthed precious jewellery, including rings and pottery vessels. The excavation of the city and artifacts was a seven-month collaborative… read-more

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 01:43 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Egypt, History, archeological excavation, Nile river

Courtesy: India Today


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4,000-Yr-Old Rock Excavated In France; Probably Oldest 3D Map In Europe

A 4000-year-old stone, believed to be the oldest three-dimensional map in Europe, has been unearthed by archaeologists in France. Known as 'Saint-Belec Slab', the 2.2mtrX1.5mtr stone exhibits the engravings of Odet River and the surrounding places. Interestingly, the slab was earlier found in 1900 from a prehistoric burial ground but was lost later. Dating back to the early Bronze Age, the stone was excavated from a Paris museum in 2014. 

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 06:52 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: France, artifact, museum, 3d map, History, bronze age

Courtesy: The Guardian

Education reforms

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Parliamentary Panel Suggests Removal Of "Unhistorical" Chapters From Books

Acknowledging the complaints from various members, a parliamentary panel has called the Education Ministry to deliberate over certain reforms in the school books. The reforms, which are long-standing demands of the BJP and RSS members, aim to remove "unhistorical facts" and "distortions" from the books and also curtail overemphasis over medieval history. The proposed meeting on January 13 will zoom in on inclusion of "proportionate references… read-more

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 - 10:52 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Education, parliament panel, History, BJP, RSS

Hermes, the Ancient Greek God

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Workers Unearth Bust Of Greek God Hermes From Sewage In Athens

During a sewage work, a bust of ancient Greek god Hermes was unearthed in central Athens on November 13. The Greek Culture Ministry stated that the bust could be from 300 B.C. and served as one of the street markers in ancient Athens. The ministry added that the sculpture depicted Hermes at his matured age. Besides, it replicated the style of famous Greek sculpture Alcamenes.

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 04:40 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: World news, History, Greece, ancient god

Courtesy: The Hindu

Sandalwood Museum

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India's First Sandalwood Museum Set To Be Opened In Mysuru Palace

India's very first 'sandalwood museum' is set to be inaugurated after November 25 in Karnataka's Mysuru Palace by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. Karnataka is renowned for its sandalwood soaps, sandalwood oil and incense sticks among others. The museum will showcase the capabilities of sandalwood and spread awareness about the history and the cultivation of sandalwood products across the state. It will also have an auditorium and a projector… read-more

Sun, 15 Nov 2020 - 06:50 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: museum, History, Travel, Lifestyle

Courtesy: Indian Express

Singapore's opposition Indian-origin leader creates history

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Indian-Origin Pritam Singh Becomes Singapore's First Opposition Leader

An Indian-origin politician in Singapore, Pritam Singh, on August 31 became the country's first opposition leader. Singh's party won 10 of the 93 contested seats in the General Election on July 10, and created history by becoming the biggest opposition in the country. While underlining the importance of foreigners, Singh said, "Their presence gives Singapore a vitality that keeps us economically relevant... provides jobs and opportunities to… read-more

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 12:29 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: SINGAPORE, Elections, Indian-Origin-Politician, History