Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Discovery of Persian army lost in Sahara desert 2,500 years ago?

Discovery of the remains of the 50,000-strong army of the Persian King Cambyses II which was lost in a sandstorm in the Sahara desert 2,500 years ago?
Rossella Lorenzi reports on the latest discovery by the Italian archaeologists Angelo and Alfredo Castiglioni on Discovery News.

New Khmer Rouge history textbook released in Cambodia
The Khmer Rouge era disappeared from the national curriculum in Cambodia in the 1990s. The BBC reports on the release of a new textbook about the Pol Pot era which will now be studied in schools.

60 years of Franco-German rapprochement
On the website of the French newspaper Le Figaro a slideshow of photographs taken over the past 60 years charts the main stages of Franco-German rapprochement in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Picturing the First World War: “Cicatrices de Guerre”: 14-18 au quotidien
Cicatrices de Guerre charts the daily lives of French soldiers, ‘Poilus’, during the First World War and was recently published by les editions de la gouttière. It consists of 15 stories compiled by 22 comic strip authors.
An exhibition of their original drawings opened today at the Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne. They will remain on display until March 14th.
A slideshow of some of the images is available on the website of Le Figaro.

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