PIGAPICHA- Nairobi photography exhibition at the UBC MOA

Vancouver, B.C.- An exhibition named PIGAPICHA is currently still on at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, and it is an illustrious historical journey-through photos- of Kenyan pop-culture in the last 100 years. A collection of around 180 photographs that were taken either on the streets of Nairobi, or carefully staged in studies shows the developing nature of popular culture since 1910. “MOA has always … Continue reading PIGAPICHA- Nairobi photography exhibition at the UBC MOA

200-year old Buddhist mummified monk found in Lotus position

A Mongolian newspaper has reported that a 200 year old monk that still remains in a Lotus meditating position was found intact in the Songinokhairkhan province of Mongolia. Discovery News has said that the mummified monk who was found by accident was covered in animal skin, cow hides more exactly which most likely played a role in its preservation. Another source says: ‘Experts that only had time to carry basic … Continue reading 200-year old Buddhist mummified monk found in Lotus position

People don’t care about learning anymore?

Too many people today do not put enough emphasis on the importance of being educated. I do not mean having a hundred thousand dollar degree from some university but actually having the initiative to read a few books. People do not understand that a real education is up to the person in question, not to that of institutions or governments. The amount of study one employs … Continue reading People don’t care about learning anymore?

Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, July 25, 2014, This article was co-published with The Washington Post. Army Spc. Angel Aguirre needed a washer and dryer. Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010. That’s when he saw an ad for USA Discounters, guaranteeing loan approval for service members. … Continue reading Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

5000 Year Old Monument Found in Israel

A huge stone structure that is believed to be at least 5000 years old has been found by archaeologists in Israel. The site, which is about 500 feet wide, is only about 15 kilometres away from the Sea of Galilee. It was originally believed to be part of a stone wall that surrounded a city, however the more archaeologists dug through it the more obvious … Continue reading 5000 Year Old Monument Found in Israel

The Romanization of Dacia: A Study Through Secondary Sources

By 106 A.D, the Roman empire under Trajan took a step closer to its full territorial extent by annexing the kingdom of Dacia. After the defeat of Decebalus, the last Dacian king, the Dacian wars were proudly exhibited on Trajan’s column, in Rome, which perpetuated the idea of “pax Romana” and the might of the Roman empire. However, Rome did not only seek glory in … Continue reading The Romanization of Dacia: A Study Through Secondary Sources

Jack The Ripper’s True Identity Revealed Through DNA Evidence

After years of search and mystery in the gruesome murder of women in London’s late 19th streets, the identity of the infamous Jack The Ripper has been revealed by an amateur historian. After using the shawl of one of the victims- Catherine Eddowes- and the lineage of the descendants of one of the suspects it has been concluded that the murderer was a Polish Jew … Continue reading Jack The Ripper’s True Identity Revealed Through DNA Evidence

David Ben Gurion in Canada

David Ben Gurion and Canada are two words that perhaps do not seem as fitting as one would like, yet it was in the Great North at the age of 32, wishing to serve the Jewish people around the world, that he enlisted in the Jewish Legion of the British Army. Very few people know that he first trained in Nova Scotia, an unlikely place … Continue reading David Ben Gurion in Canada

Lenin’s Failed Revolution

Many contemporary historians argue that history will always favor the October Revolution, of 1917, as a socialist victory. To deny this overstatement is not historical revisionism. Rather, it is a broader understanding of Marxian principles of and the application of Communist theoretical dialectics. Lenin’s Revolution was an obvious deviation from the standard Marxian “laws of development”, and even the idea of “the dictatorship of the … Continue reading Lenin’s Failed Revolution