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Archaeology breakthrough: How bizarre ‘entranceway’ was discovered hidden in Incan ruins
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Archaeology breakthrough: How bizarre ‘entranceway’ was discovered hidden in Incan ruins
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Liverpool lift the FIFA Club World Cup trophy after a 1-0 victory over Flamengo
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Marder (Infantry fighting vehicle)
The Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) is based on a special tracked chassis originally developed in the early 1960s to create a common platform for a whole host of armored vehicles of which an IFV was only one component. Germans stressed emphasis on crew protection and mobility. This vehicle was
Literature
Literature, most generically, is any body of written works. More restrictively, literature refers to writing considered to be an art form or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage. Its Latin root literatura/litteratura (derived itself from littera: letter or handwriting) was
Chinese aircraft carrier programme
The Chinese aircraft carrier programme is the development, production and operation of aircraft carriers by China, primarily driven by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). China has had ambitions to operate aircraft carriers since the 1970s, but at that time had never owned or operated an aircraft carrier before. Since 1985, China has acquired four
Capri
Capri  is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. The main town Capri that is located on the island shares the name. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. Some of the main features of the island include the Marina
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Mina Andreeva
Mina Andreeva (born 1983 in Sofia, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian-German political scientist and lawyer. Since 2014, she has been one of the spokespersons for Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission. Life Andreeva was born in 1983 in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. In 1991, at the age of eight, Andreeva moved with her family to her
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Fall of Babylon
The Fall of Babylon denotes the end of the Neo-Babylonian Empire after it was conquered by the Achaemenid Empire in 539 BCE. Nabonidus (Nabû-na’id, 556–539 BCE), son of the Assyrian priestess Adda-Guppi, came to the throne in 556 BCE, after overthrowing the young king Labashi-Marduk. For long periods he entrusted rule to his son, prince and coregent Belshazzar, who was a
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  • On October 12, 539 BC, king of Persia, Cyrus the Great and its army entered the city of Babylon. It was not however, an easy task because Babylon’s walls were difficult to penetrate. The only way into the city was through one of its gates or through the Euphrates River. Cyrus decided to enter the city via the...
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539 BC The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon
On October 12, 539 BC, king of Persia, Cyrus the Great and its army entered the city of Babylon. It was not however, an easy task because Babylon’s walls were difficult to penetrate. The only way into the city was through one of its gates or through the Euphrates River. Cyrus decided to
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Turkish Armed Forces
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