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An artist's rendition of how a Pict may have looked. (The Sunday Times) 0

Archaeologists Uncover Decapitated Remains at Elite School

  Archaeologists Uncover Decapitated Remains at Elite School Archaeologists recently uncovered the decapitated heads of children, buried since the Bronze Age in a remote cave on the grounds of the prestigious Gordonstoun School in Scotland. As the Daily Mail reports, the remains date back to the period between 1100 B.C. and 900 B.C. Taken in the context of modern sensibilities, this discovery may seem grisly and hint at unsavory customs within ancient Scottish culture, but history especially should never be taken at face value. A History of Discovery First, it’s important to understand that ancient remains within Scottish caves are...

Lines continued to flow in Mecca for the annual Hajj, despite the recent stampede which claimed the lives of over 700 pilgrims. (BBC World News) 0

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca

Over 700 Die During Stampede Amid History of Tragedies at Mecca (Saudi Arabia) Over 700 people have been declared dead following a stampede during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj to Mecca, yesterday, around 7:00 PM GMT. Over two million pilgrims were lined up to perform the final rite of throwing stones at a pillar representing the Devil during the celebration, when the incident occurred. The lines stretched across a valley, where witnesses observed the two lines converging on one another approximately 3 miles away from Mecca. Temperatures we said to have been as high as 114 degrees Fahrenheit during the event. This...