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Prince Vladimir Statue Destined for Borovitskaya

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... Vladimir — the Kievan Rus ruler who converted pagan Rus to Christianity in the 10th century — placed on Borovitskaya Ploshchad, TASS reported.
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Following a months-long dispute marked by public protests, Moscow authorities have ruled that a monument to medieval ruler Prince Vladimir will be erected near the Kremlin, rather than the original site near Moscow State University (MSU). The Moscow City Duma decided Wednesday to put up the monument to Prince Vladimir — the Kievan Rus ruler who converted pagan Rus to Christianity in the 10th century — on Borovitskaya Ploshchad, according to a statement on its website. The city had originally planned to erect a giant monument on a viewing platform at Vorobyovy Gory, or Sparrow Hills, directly...

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Historic viking site in Liverpool to get heritage site

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“Evidence tells us that there was a Viking community in Wirral and Liverpool, probably in the 10th century. “Many of the place names we know today ...
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A historic site in Liverpool, with links to the Vikings, is being brought back to life by a charity after being derelict for 12 years. Bright Park in Knotty Ash is the former site of Thingwall House, a manor house built in 1869 by shipping magnate Henry Bright. The 4.8 acre site is now under the ownership of Love and Joy Ministries and there are plans to build a heritage centre and other facilities to host workshops and events for the community. Later this month, a Heritage Open Day is being held where members of the public are invited to tour the site and put forward their ideas for its fut...

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Don't cry for her Guatemala. Salute her.

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Guatemalan history is majestic. It originally formed part of the Mayan civilization that flourished until the 10th century, and was brought to ruin in the ...
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Don’t cry for her Guatemala. Salute her. September 9, 2015 11:22 pm by YEN MAKABENTA Guatemala, you see, has something priceless to teach us – (1) a contemporary and stirring example of how impunity in government wrongdoing can be stopped, and (2) an instructive precedent of how the immunity of a president can be legally removed. This should lift up the spirits of those among us who feel that we Filipinos have been tied up in a straitjacket by the Aquino administration. This should inject new life into the National Transformation Council — the bishops, jurists, journalists, citizen activists...

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Queen is longest serving monarch

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The “fishes royal” are hers thanks to a statute enacted under Edward I during the 14th century. “Not just because of her longevity, but because of her ...
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On 9 September, Elizabeth II will become Britain’s longest reigning monarch, breaking the record held by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. “She has reigned over the most peaceful and prosperous years Britain has ever seen, years of extraordinary change”. “Victoria was more of an invisible queen, and in my opinion was far more selfish than our current queen”. When people refer to the Queen, they nearly always mean our Queen. Among the key recent reforms she has helped oversee are giving girls born to the royal family equal succession rights with boys, and ending the prohibition on h...

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Bosnians seek to save country's oldest museum

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Dating back to the 14th century, this sacred tome of Sephardic Jewish origin is considered the oldest of its kind in the world, having survived not only ...
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World Bulletin / News Desk Though Bosnia's National Museum was shut three years ago, loyal employees have occupied the building, whose treasures include an ancient Jewish manuscript, to shame authorities into reopening it. The museum, Bosnia's oldest, is a 19th-century legacy of the Austro-Hungarian empire that has never before closed, despite two world wars and Bosnia's own bloody 1992-95 conflict following the breakup of the old Yugoslav federation. But the venerable institution finally fell victim to political feuding in a still deeply divided country that shuns "state" symbols, protester...

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Heritage Open Days offer a deeper look at intriguing Nottinghamshire treasures

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The 13th and 14th-century church was extended in 1972 and the work obliterated murals by the distinguished Nottingham artist Evelyn Gibbs.
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Comments (0) Pillar of the community? The expression doesn't quite cover it for Neville Hoskins, the draper's son from Durham who settled in Nottingham in 1951 and served for years as a JP, churchwarden, tourist guide and stalwart of local history societies.Mr Hoskins, who was also a director of Bromley House Library, the private subscription library in Angel Row, died in 2005 on his 80th birthday.The library's most beautiful room is named in his honour and this year it was restored to its best.Members of the public have a chance to inspect the work when Bromley House opens its doors on Satu...

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Northern Ireland ready to mark Queen's record reign

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These bells date back to the 14th century, and rung for the accession of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558 in their former home, St Patrick's Cathedral in ...
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By Rebecca Black Published 09/09/2015 The Queen on Coronation Day, 2 June 1953, part of the Long to Reign Over Us exhibition. 07/09/55 of Queen Elizabeth II at Doncaster racecourse to see the St. Leger Queen with her Highland Ponies, Windsor 2006 The Queen, 26 February 1952 Queen Elizabeth as she poses for a photograph at her desk in her private audience room in Buckingham Palace, with one of her official red boxes in which she recieves on an almost daily basis official correspondence from government ministers The Royal Mint has commissioned a unique portrait of the Queen, using the 2015 eff...

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Daniel Ayana (Prof.):- Notes on Cinnamon Country and the "Peace of Jamjam": Towards a <b>...</b>

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However, we have yet to understand the evolution in the meanings of this word between the 14th century B.C, the time of Egyptian expedition to ...
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A PDF version of the following scholarly article by Prof. Daniel Ayana (PhD) has also been archived in the Oromo Studies Collection @ Gadaa.com. —- By Daniel Ayana (PhD & Professor) This article is a summary of my presentation at a recent OSA conference. It is posted here in response to requests from the audience. The topic attempts to answer two interrelated questions: what do ancient Greek, Latin, and Arabic sources say about the Oromo? When did a written source first report a functioning Gadaa System? Keywords: Bia-Punt, Harusi, Jamjam, cinnamon, Cinnamon Country, Ilmawaaq, social constru...

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Visit Evesham's historic buildings for free this weekend

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Almonry Museum and Heritage Centre, Vine Street, a fantastic 14th century building with a collection of exhibits. A list of twenty featured artefacts has ...
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SOME of Evesham's most spectacular buildings can be visited for free this weekend. The Vale of Evesham Civic Society has reminded people about a number of attractions that are open and free to visitors. This year, the Bell Tower, Evesham’s best known building, is closed for restoration although the tallest building can still be seen clothed in scaffolding. Many other places are open however including: • Almonry Museum and Heritage Centre, Vine Street, a fantastic 14th century building with a collection of exhibits. A list of twenty featured artefacts has been prepared, reflecting Evesham in ...

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Your guide to Heritage Open Days

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A chance to see inside the 14th-century tower known as Dalton Castle - formerly the manorial courthouse of Furness Abbey. The building would have ...
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Becky Henrys and Karl Steel Last updated at 13:37, Wednesday, 09 September 2015 Be transported back in time thanks to the Heritage Open Days programme which opens on Thursday 10 September and runs until Sunday 13 September. Heritage sites across the county will open their doors to the public giving them the chance to explore the history of Cumbria for free. The Heritage Open Days began in 1994 when the Civic Trust decided to celebrate the things that makes our local communities special. It originally began with just 700 sites across the country but now they have over 4000 sites opening their...

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