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Beheaded People by French
© Stalker Zone
On French television, with true French charm, they discuss the future ethnic cleansing of the Russian population of Crimea, which should be carried out by Ukrainian murderers under the west's wing. At the same time, they easily and easily come up with excuses for such ethnic cleansing - the alleged "deportation" of the Ukrainian population from the Russian Crimea.

It is generally recommended to believe those who promise to kill you.

In the past 30 years alone, France has been directly responsible for a considerable number of acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing.

In Rwanda in 1994 armed and trained by the French, Hutu forces, including the Rwandan army itself, destroyed most of the Tutsi nation, up to a million people. Parisian "human rights" activists intervened only when the Tutsi rebels were able to defeat the Hutu armed groups. And the French Foreign Legion carried out Operation Turquoise, creating a safe zone for Hutu extremists - organisers and perpetrators of genocide.

In Serbian Krajina in 1994-1995. The French armed forces, including air and ground units, supported the Croatian army's actions against the area historically inhabited by Serbs. This culminated in Operation Oluja (Storm), during which 250,000 Serbs were expelled and thousands of Serbs were killed or missing.


Royal Sumerian palace and temple uncovered in ancient Girsu, Iraq

Reconstruction of the palace
© British Museum
Reconstruction of the palace.
Girsu was a city of the Sumer, one of the earliest known civilisations in the historical region of southern Mesopotamia. Occupation at Girsu dates from the Early Dynastic period (2900-2335 BC), emerging as the capital of the Lagash Kingdom, and a major administrative centre during the Ur III period (2112-2004 BC).

Girsu was discovered during the 19th century, with the first excavations being conducted in the 1880s by the French archaeologist, Ernest de Sarzec.

These early excavations uncovered the famous Stele of the Vultures (the earliest known war monument), that dates from the Early Dynastic IIIb period (2600-2350 BC) and commemorates the victory of king Eannatum of Lagash, over Ush, king of Umma.


2,400-year-old flush toilet unearthed in China

Ancient Flush Toilet
© China Daily
Broken parts of the toilet, including a bent pipe, were unearthed from the Yueyang archaeological site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, last summer and pieced together for months before researchers released details on Wednesday.
A manual flush toilet, dating back 2,400 years, has piqued the interest of archaeologists who are trying to find out what people ate during that time by analyzing soil samples collected from it.

Broken parts of the toilet, including a bent pipe, were unearthed from the Yueyang archaeological site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, last summer and pieced together for months before researchers released details on Wednesday.

Discovered amid the ruins of a palace in the ancient Yueyang city, the toilet is believed to have been used by Qin Xiaogong (381-338 BC) or his father Qin Xian'gong (424-362 BC) of the Qin Kingdom during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), or by Liu Bang, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). The palace was possibly used for administrative affairs.

A "luxury object" such as a flush toilet would only be used by very high-ranking members of the society during that time, according to Liu Rui, a researcher at the Institute of Archaeology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, who was part of the excavation team at Yueyang.

"It is the first and only flush toilet to be ever unearthed in China. Everybody at the site was surprised, and then we all burst into laughter," he said.

The toilet bowl was placed indoors, with the pipe leading to an outdoor pit, he said, adding that servants probably poured water into the toilet every time it was used.


Saudi Archaeologists have discovered a pre-Islamic Musnad inscription and a bronze bullhead

Bronze Age Bull head
Saudi archaeologists have discovered the longest pre-Islamic Musnad inscription -of the ancient south Arabian script- and three gold rings and a bronze bull's head at the Al Ukhdud excavation site in the Najran region.

The Kingdom's Heritage Commission announced on its official Twitter account that archaeologists have unearthed pre-Islamic artifacts in a region in southern Saudi Arabia.

The commission stated that the discoveries "shed a unique light on the ancient culture" that was present in southern Saudi Arabia. The commission called the discovery "exciting" and the finds "rare".


After 15 years of 'independence', it is clear that Kosovo was a stepping stone for NATO's imperial goals

© Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP
Flags wave in Kosovo
Similar to Ukraine, Serbia's breakaway province is an exercise in the 'rules-based order', where rules are made up for the convenience of Western powers...

On February 17, 2008, a group of US-backed "democratic leaders" headed by a former Western-sponsored terrorist declared the independence of Serbia's breakaway province of Kosovo and Metohija (its full legal name under Serbia's constitution).

It seemed oh so simple and straightforward at the zenith of the "unipolar moment," and Kosovo Albanians were "confidently awaiting Western recognition for their state despite the anger its secession provoked in Serbia and Russia's warnings of fresh Balkan unrest," as a Reuters report drily noted.

Their confidence was more than justified, as 22 of 27 EU and 26 of 30 NATO member states eventually recognized this unilateral act of secession, pulling along many other smaller, mostly Western-dependent countries to follow suit. UN Security Council Resolution 1244, according to which the province is to remain an autonomous province of Serbia pending a mutually agreed final settlement, was ignored, just as the UN and international law were ignored in the spring of 1999, when NATO unilaterally engaged in a 78-day bombing campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, under the familiar pretext of protecting "democracy, human rights and the rule of law." This resulted in NATO's military occupation of the province that lasts to this day.

The case of "independent Kosovo" is in many ways the perfect embodiment of the post-Cold War West's "rules-based order." In contrast to international law, which derives from the UN Charter and numerous universally accepted post-WWII treaties and agreements, the "rules-based order" is pretty much anything its propagators deem it to be in accordance with their political interests du jour.

As Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov put it:
"'These 'rules' are 'created from scratch for each particular case. They are written within a narrow circle of Western countries and palmed off as the ultimate truth.'"


Are we being attacked by aliens...or are you being played?

blue sky UFO
Last week, my friend Zain Khan asked me to share my thoughts about UFOs.

Within my 10 minute response, I shared my belief that the entire UFO disclosure movement only exists because of a long-term psyop which arose amidst the earliest days of the CIA's MK Ultra Project and Britain's 1950 Flying Saucer Working Group.

Since US intelligence agencies and MI6 are desperately doubling down on UFO psyops, I decided it that it was wise to showcase this discussion with Zain Khan and also the repost of my recent essay "What do UFO's, Laurence Rockefeller and MK Ultra have in Common?"


'Unprecedented' case of cranial surgery in Medieval Italy reveals life of female patient

medieval skull cranial surgery
A new international study, coordinated by Sapienza in collaboration with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge, the Universities of Aix-Marseille and Caen in France and University of Washington, reveals the existence of drillings in the skull of a Longobard woman, found in the cemetery of Castel Trosino, near Ascoli Piceno, central Italy.

Macroscopic, microscopic and computed tomography (CT) analyses revealed signs of at least two operations performed on the skull, including a cross-shaped surgery, shortly before the woman's death. Furthermore, thanks to a new high-resolution biochemical investigation method applied to one of the preserved teeth, specific changes in the woman's diet and mobility from early life to adulthood were reconstructed. This allowed the researchers to identify changes in her diet and environment throughout her life and to highlight the care and interest provided to her by the community.

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Genetic data from the Altai 7,500 years ago indicate high mobility of ancient hunter-gatherers

International research team says highly connected gene pools over vast distances suggest migrations were common in North Asia since at least the Early Holocene.

Altai Valley
© Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
View of the valley in the Altai where the Nizhnetytkesken cave is located.
An international team lead by researchers from the University of Tübingen, Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment in Tübingen and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig have identified a previously unknown hunter-gatherer population in the Altai some 7,500 years ago which illustrates the high mobility between populations in Siberia and elsewhere in North Asia. Professor of Archaeo- and Palaeogenetics Cosimo Posth in Tübingen headed the genetic research and analysis team which found that the Neolithic hunter-gatherer population from the Altai was a mixture of two distinct groups that had previously lived in Siberia during the last Ice Age. Furthermore, the Altai hunter-gatherer group contributed genetically to many contemporaneous and subsequent populations across North Asia, showing how great the mobility of those foraging communities was. The study has been published in Current Biology.

The Altai region is widely known as the place where an archaic hominin group, the Denisovans, was first discovered. Yet this region is also highly important for the demographic history of our own species, says Cosimo Posth. "Its geographic location makes the Altai an important crossroads for population movements between northern Siberia, Central Asia and East Asia over millennia." The genetic data from the Altai show that East Eurasia harbor highly connected gene pools since at least the Early Holocene, some 10,000 years ago. "Such connection across long geographic distances is remarkable. This suggests that human migrations and admixtures were the norm and not the exception also for ancient hunter-gatherer societies," Posth says.


Echoes of ancient curse tablets identified in the Book of Revelation

Descriptions and phrases used in the Revelation of John are similar in terminology to those appearing on curse tablets produced in antiquity and the associated sorcery rituals.
Curse tablet
© René Müller / LEIZA
Curse tablet cursing Priscilla from Groß-Gerau: The lead tablet, here the front side, consists of three fragments and is inscribed on both sides with a prayer for revenge in Latin. It probably dates from around 100 AD.
Curse tablets were popular and widely used in the ancient world. The corresponding incantations were often inscribed or carved on thin sheets of lead - with the intention that these would then cause harm to an opponent or rival. The use of curse tablets and the associated rituals spread as the Roman Empire expanded and have been found at sites all the way from Egypt to Britain. They were used by both the uneducated and those of higher status. A research project headed by Dr. Michael Hölscher of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is investigating curse tablets and the role they play in the Book of Revelation, the final book of the New Testament. "There are aspects of curse tablet-related inscriptions and practices in Revelation. This may well have been an indirect expression of the need for segregation and the attempt at self-preservation of an often threatened early Christian community," explained Hölscher, a researcher at the JGU Faculty of Catholic Theology. The research project entitled "Disenchanted Rituals. Traces of the Curse Tablets and Their Function in the Revelation of John" is being sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) over the period 2022 to 2025.

Curse rituals were part of everyday life in wide areas of the Roman Empire over a period of 1,000 years

Curse tablets began to be systematically compiled and investigated in the 19th century. However, previously unknown versions of these spells on little lead sheets are continually being uncovered and deciphered. Some 1,700 of these have to date been collated and provide insights into the culture and language of those ancient people who placed their reliance on them. The archaeological finds originate from an era dating from roughly 500 BCE to 500 CE. In other words, the rituals were being performed over about 1,000 years in a region stretching from the Mediterranean to the far north of Europe. Those curse tablets were targeted at opposing litigants in court cases, sporting adversaries in the hippodrome, or rivals in amorous affairs. The lead tablets with their inscribed curses were often deposited in specific places, such as graves or in the vicinity of sacred locations, the assumed abodes of spirits of the underworld, who would ensure the effectiveness of the curse. "The curse ritual as a whole was not simply restricted to the wording of the spell as such, but would have also involved the act of writing it down, the piercing of the tablets, or their burial in deliberately selected places," said Hölscher describing aspects of the tabella defixionis practice. The ancients considered it a form of witchcraft or black magic, which were prescribed under Roman law.


New Zealand fossils reveal largest penguin ever discovered, weighed a whopping 340 pounds

largest ancient penguin Kumimanu fordycei
© Simone Giovanardi/Bruce Museum
The largest penguin to ever waddle on Earth, Kumimanu fordycei, steps onto a beach surrounded by another newly discovered species, Petradyptes stonehousei, in this life reconstruction.
Scientists have unearthed the fossilized remains of the largest ever known penguin on Earth, a 340-pound (154 kilograms) behemoth that glided through the oceans around what is now New Zealand more than 50 million years ago.

The fossils of this newfound species, Kumimanu fordycei, were found alongside eight other specimens inside beach boulders in North Otago, on New Zealand's South Island. Five of the remaining specimens belonged to another newfound species, Petradyptes stonehousei, one belonged to another known giant penguin, Kumimanu biceae, and two were unidentified. The rocks dated to between 59.5 million and 55.5 million years ago.

In a study, published Feb. 8 in the Journal of Paleontology, researchers estimated the weight of the two newfound species based on the size and density of their bones compared with those of modern penguins. The team found that P. stonehousei weighed around 110 pounds (50 kilograms), which is slightly above the weight of living emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri). K. fordeycei would have weighed more than three times that, tipping the scales at a whopping 340 pounds. For comparison, the average 20-year-old man in the U.S. weighs 198 pounds (90 kg), according to Healthline. (Without a near-complete skeleton, the researchers weren't able to estimate the body length of the new species.)