1. Maciamo

    Best and worst Kings of France

    I have just written a new article attempting to answer the question: Who were the best and worst Kings and regent Queens of France in history? As usual your feedback is welcome.
  2. Jovialis

    Inscriptions of Assyrian Kings Discovered Beneath Destroyed Biblical Tomb

    Deep inside looters' tunnels dug beneath the Tomb of Jonah in the ancient Iraq city of Nineveh, archaeologists have uncovered 2,700-year-old inscriptions that describe the rule of an Assyrian king named Esarhaddon. The seven inscriptions were discovered in four tunnels beneath the biblical...
  3. Maciamo

    Retracing the mtDNA genealogy of Valdemar I of Sweden (haplogroup Z1a)

    As already reported in Haplogroups of European kings and queens, Malmström et al. (2011) tested the mtDNA King Valdemar I of Sweden (1239–1302) and his brother, King Magnus III of Sweden (1240-1290). Both were found to belong to Y-DNA haplogroup I1 and mtDNA haplogroup Z1a. The two kings were...
  4. Maciamo

    Longest lived empires/states in history

    Many lists have been written about the most long-lived empires or states in the history of mankind and oddly enough nobody seems to agree on the ranking. That is because it depends how one counts. For example: a) Shall we consider only empires or also kingdoms and republics ? The longest-lived...
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    Immigration UK's Cameron says immigration ?unacceptably high?

    UK?s Cameron says immigration ?unacceptably high? November 22, 2010 Cameron revealed that the UK was seeing two million new immigrants per decade. ? Reuters pic LONDON, Nov 22 ? Immigration to Britain is ?unacceptably high? and must be brought down, but this can be done while ensuring...