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Archaeologists conducting excavations at a vineyard in northern Italy have unearthed a well-preserved mosaic floor thought to date to the third century A.D., reports Angela Giuffrida for the Guardian. The swath of multi-colored, intricately patterned tiles once formed part of the foundation of a Roman villa.
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Ancient Roman Mosaic Floor Unearthed Beneath Italian Vineyard

A sacred site in Western Australia that showed 46,000 years of continual occupation and provided a 4,000-year-old genetic link to present-day traditional owners has been destroyed in the expansion of an iron ore mine.

The cave in Juukan Gorge in the Hammersley Ranges, about 60km from Mt Tom Price, is one of the oldest in the western Pilbara region and the only inland site in Australia to show signs of continual human occupation through the last Ice Age. It was blasted along with another sacred site on Sunday.
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Rio Tinto Blasted 46,000-year-old Aboriginal Site to Expand Iron Ore Mine

The topic of Hitler could go into so many different Categories, but I'm wondering about those people many think of as the "Illuminati."
I just watched this film from Forbidden History, and it reminded me of many Third Reich beliefs, such as:

* Seeking World Domination,
* Believing they descended from a pure, superior race
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Carole Lombard's death after launching America's first WWII bond drive is remembered as example of Hollywood's support for the war effort.
Remembering Carole Lombard, Hollywood’s First Casualty of World War II – Variety

The family of a British soldier who was killed at Dunkirk have finally received a poignant letter he wrote to his mother just days before his death nearly 80 years ago.

Private Harry Cole, 30, penned a letter to his mother Rosa on May 26, 1940, predicting with hopeless optimism that German troops would soon be "on the run" and "back in Germany in double quick time."
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Family of British Soldier Killed by a Sniper at Dunkirk Received a Poignant Letter He Wrote Nearly 80 Years Ago

On this Memorial Day weekend, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are grieving. May we, as Abraham Lincoln said, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Memorial Day Tribute | Hillsdale College

Members of the Aum Supreme Truth sect flew from Tokyo to Perth in April 1993 looking for a remote location where they could test sarin gas ahead of a terrorist attack that shocked the world.
How a Japanese Cult Tested Nerve Gas on Sheep at an Australian Outback Property Before Fatal Attack on Japanese Subway

The fake documents, vital to Himmler's capture on May 22, 1945, were found in the possessions of a judge and have been donated to the Military Intelligence Museum in Shefford, Bedfordshire.
Fake ID Papers Used by SS Leader Heinrich Himmler Rediscovered 75 Years After His Death



Brothers Colin and Ewan McGregor follow up their documentary The Battle of Britain with a film exploring Bomber Command, a rarely told story from the Second World War.



A gripping ninety minute special first broadcast on BBC1 and presented by Hollywood Superstar Ewan McGregor and his brother Colin to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain – arguably the most important event in modern British history and the only aerial war in world history.
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May 17, 1980, 40 years ago today, was a beautiful day on the mountain in southwest Washington. It was also the most significant day of Carolyn Driedger's life.

She and a colleague had traveled to the active volcano Mount St. Helens to drop off equipment at a U.S. geological station. They planned to stay the night, but geologist David Johnston, tasked with monitoring the mountain, warned them against it.
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Revisiting the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens - CBS News

Thousands of people march in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo against a service to honour Nazi-allied Croatian soldiers.
Bosnia: Protesters condemn Mass for WWII Croat Nazi collaborators - BBC News




Flt Lt Terry Clark, who was a radar operator during WW2, died on the eve of the VE Day anniversary.
Battle of Britain veteran Terry Clark dies aged 101 - BBC News


On May 8, 1945, thousands of people poured into the streets of Paris to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of World War II in Europe. This photo of the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées was taken from atop the appropriately named Arc de Triomphe, looking east toward the distant Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. Victory in Europe (VE-Day) had come at last.
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Countless memorials and monuments around the world commemorate the heroes and victims of the Second World War, which ended in Europe on May 8, 1945 with the victory of the Allied forces against Nazi Germany.
World War II memorials around the globe | All media content | DW | 06.05.2020

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