Wu Zetian's Bold Move at the Spectacular Longmen Grottoes
The Longmen Grottoes remain one of the most sacred places in China. Which is why they were a perfect place for Wu Zetian, the country's first female ruler, to make a statement about her power. From: ...
Viking Treasure Trove Unearthed From English Field
A hoard of 1,100-year-old silver coins and Viking jewelry discovered by an amateur treasure hunter with a metal detector could rewrite English history.James Mather was giving up hope of getting a birt...
Hotel To Open At The Palace Of Versailles As Castle Needs Funding
For an overnight stay fit for a king or a queen, look no further than France's Palace of Versailles. More than seven million people visit the opulent gilded masterpiece each year, but that hasn't kept...
Discovery of oldest Qur’an fragments could resolve enigmatic history of holy text
For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, the idea that the Qur’an is a seventh century text disseminated by Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad, is neither news, nor particularly controversial. But in ...
2 Suspects Dead After Gunfire Outside Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit
GARLAND, Texas — Two suspects were killed after they opened fire Sunday in a parking lot outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, authorities said. Garland's city ...
Capetian dynasty
The Capetian dynasty /kəˈpiːʃ(i)ən/, also known as the House of France, is a dynasty of Frankish origin, founded by Hugh Capet. It is among the largest and oldest European royal houses, consisting of ...
Jabalah ibn al-Aiham
Jabalah Ibn Al-Aiham (Arabic: جبلة ابن الأيهم‎) was the last ruler of the Ghassanid state in Syria and Jordan in the seventh century AD. He commanded a Christian Arab army in the Battle of ...
Viking Treasure Trove Unearthed From English Field
A hoard of 1,100-year-old silver coins and Viking jewelry discovered by an amateur treasure hunter with a metal detector could rewrite English history.James Mather was giving up hope of getting a birt...
Aripert II
Aripert II (also spelled Aribert) was the king of the Lombards from 701 to 712. Duke of Turin and son of King Raginpert, and thus a scion of the Bavarian Dynasty, he was associated with the throne as...
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Sigebert II
Sigebert II (602–613) or Sigisbert II, was the illegitimate son of Ermenberge and Theuderic II, from whom he inherited the kingdoms of Burgundy and Austrasia in 613. However, he fell under the influen...
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Hotel To Open At The Palace Of Versailles As Castle Needs Funding
For an overnight stay fit for a king or a queen, look no further than France's Palace of Versailles. More than seven million people visit the opulent gilded masterpiece each year, but that hasn't kept...
Discovery of oldest Qur’an fragments could resolve enigmatic history of holy text
For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, the idea that the Qur’an is a seventh century text disseminated by Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad, is neither news, nor particularly controversial. But in ...
Cynfarch Oer
Cynfarch Oer (also known as Cunomarcus or Cynfarch ap Meirchion) was probably a 6th-century king of the Sub-Roman realm of Rheged, believed to be located in north-west England and south-west Scotland....
Wacho
Wacho (or Waccho) (probably Waldchis) was king of the Lombards before they entered Italy from an unknown date (perhaps circa 510) until his death in 539. His father was Unichis. Wacho usurped the thr...
Cathal mac Muirgiussa
Cathal mac Muirgiussa (died 839) was a King of Connacht from the Uí Briúin branch of the Connachta. He was the son of Muirgius mac Tommaltaig (died 815), a previous king. He was of the Síl Muiredaig s...
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Anacaona
Anacaona (from Taíno anacaona, meaning "golden flower"; from ana, meaning "flower", and caona, meaning "gold, golden") was a Taíno cacica (chief), born into a family of chiefs, ...
Quran
The Quran (/kɔrˈɑːn/ kor-AHN; Arabic: القرآن‎ al-qur'ān, [qurˈʔaːn], literally meaning "the recitation"; also romanised Qurʾan or Koran) is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslim...
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