0312 Today in History
0312 Today in History
Joe Shuttlesworth had no way of knowing it at the time, but the then 19-year-old Marine was about to engage in the last major battle of World War II.
To get the photo, Times-Union photographers sometimes have to get creative. Here's how Foster Marshall did it.
Archaeologists said Monday they have found the oldest pearling town in the Persian Gulf on an island off one of the northern sheikhdoms of the United Arab Emirates. While older pearling towns have been mentioned in historical texts, this represents the first time archaeologists say they have physically found one from this ancient era across the nations of the Persian Gulf. “This is the oldest example of that kind of very specifically Khaleeji pearling town,” said Timothy Power, an associate professor of archaeology at the United Arab Emirates University, using a word that means "Gulf" in Arabic.
One of the researchers was overcome with emotion when he gazed upon the mysterious etchings, knowing that they could be very old.
Objects found across north Wales going back to the Bronze Age can now be acquired by museums.
Photos show the intricate designs restored to their vibrant colors.
Even when storm clouds gather over its willowy spires, Milan’s Duomo seems to exude an ethereal glow. Believers might say this is because the cathedral is one of the world’s holiest sites, a 600-years-in-the-making statement of artistry, power, wealth and faith; others might put it down to the rare, pink-streaked Candoglia marble from which it is made.
It was in the early 1980s that the glamorous Greek actress-turned-politician Melina Mercouri launched a campaign for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Athens. Since then, requests by the Greek government have come and gone, being politely rebuffed each time. But according to recent briefings, George Osborne, the ex-chancellor who is chair of trustees of the British Museum, is now negotiating a deal with Athens involving a long-term loan of many of the Marbles on a rotating basis. Why?
Multiple new characters and even a new X-Men title will debut in Marvel's Voices: Pride 2023
Paid extras are still wanted for scenes in “1883: The Bass Reeves Story.” Here’s what the show is looking for and how to apply.
EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based Russian-Kazakh director and producer Timur Bekmambetov has secured Turkish backing for his animated feature about iconic Middle Eastern, Balkan and Asian folk hero Hodja Nasreddin. Bekmambetov’s company Bazelevs has signed an agreement with Yeni Dusler Animation, a production company and content provider for the national public broadcaster of Turkey, the Turkish Radio […]
Provides an overview of North Korea, including key dates and facts about this East Asian country.
The reunification of Germany on October 3 1990 ended 41 years of division between the democratic West (FRG) and the communist East (GDR). But while West German lives “continued as before,” writes Katja Hoyer, for East Germans reunification “triggered a wave of change whose force, direction and pace were uncontrollable. It was sink or swim.” Drawing a line under both German states in 1990 was never going to happen. West Germans were too wedded to the idea of 1945 as their “zero hour”, the point a
Previously unseen photographs of Princess Alexandra and the Duchess of Argyll are among 25 newly discovered works by Madame Yevonde to be unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery.
Fort Pickett will be redesignated Fort Barfoot, honoring Col. Van T. Barfoot, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient with deep Virginia ties.
The exhibitions, curated by Jane Schulak and David Stark, bring contemporary verve to historic collections of porcelain, furniture, and more.
Here are the biggest concerts announced for Phoenix, from Drake and 21 Savage at Desert Diamond Arena to Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel at Chase Field.
DALLAS — Twenty years later, veterans are reflecting on their service and remembering fallen comrades. Iraqis are talking about how their country has changed and how it has not. American lawmakers are debating whether to finally repeal the legislation authorizing the invasion. One person not heard from in recent days: former President George W. Bush. Sign up for The Morning newsletter from the New York Times That is how he wants it. He has no interest in being part of the debate anymore. He did
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winners Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin and BAFTA-nominated director Natalie Hewit are boarding the National Geographic documentary Endurance (working title), the incredible story of “the epic search to find the lost ship of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.” The announcement comes almost exactly a year after Shackelton’s ship Endurance was discovered eerily intact […]
Kate Rheinstein Brodsky reflects on being raised by the legendary designer, who passed away on March 20, 2023.