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Have any human societies ever lived underground?

Have any human societies ever lived underground?

It's not just an ancient phenomenon.  From ancient catacombs to modern subways, humans have always traveled underground for brief amounts of time. But have entire societies of people ever lived underground?

Roman 'dining room' cut from rock discovered in Turkey

Roman 'dining room' cut from rock discovered in Turkey

Archaeologists have uncovered a rock-hewn 'dining room' in the 'House of Muses,' an excavation site in southeast Turkey that dates to the 2nd or 3rd century BC, when Asia Minor was under Roman rule.  After early …

Russian archaeologists found 4,000-old city in Iraq

Russian archaeologists found 4,000-old city in Iraq

A group of Russian archaeologists discovered June 24 an ancient settlement about 4,000 years old in Dhi Qar governorate in southern Iraq. The discovery was made in the area of Tell al-Duhaila, which is home to more than 1,200 archaeological sites, including the Great Ziggurat of Ur site from the Sumerian era, and the royal tomb

Some 8,500-year-old human skeletons found in Turkey

Some 8,500-year-old human skeletons found in Turkey

Nearly 8,500-year-old human skeletons and a three-hole musical instrument were found during an excavation carried out in an apartment yard in Turkey's northwestern province of Bilecik’s Bahçelievler neighborhood. …

Who Invented TV?

Who Invented TV?

The way people watch television has changed dramatically since the medium first burst onto the scene in the 1940s and ‘50s and forever transformed American life. Decade after decade, TV technology has steadily advanced: Color arrived in …

Russian tanks kept South Korea alive

Russian tanks kept South Korea alive

One of the great ironies of the military balance in the Koreas is the fact that South Korea operates more advanced Russian tanks than North Korea, …

Russia gains foothold in Syria’s Palmyra

Russia gains foothold in Syria’s Palmyra

Russia has begun a project to rehabilitate Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Pursuant to three agreements signed with the Syrian government, Russia has announced the start of a project to restore artifacts from the ancient city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs in central Syria

Koryun Gumashyan takes Azerbaijan's Kelbajar district hostage

Koryun Gumashyan takes Azerbaijan's Kelbajar district hostage

Armenian Colonel Koryun Gumashyan admitted the availability of maps of mined Azerbaijani territories, because he had personally been engaged in mines placement in Lachin and Kelbajar districts in 1993. "In 1993, these areas were …

Erdogan: Taksim Mosque is one of the signs of the birth of a great and strong Turkey which gives hopes to its friends and brothers

Erdogan: Taksim Mosque is one of the signs of the birth of a great and strong Turkey which gives hopes to its friends and brothers

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday inaugurated the impressive mosque in Istanbul’s historical square where it stands at the gateway to famed Istiklal Avenue, Daily Sabah writes. Taksim Mosque in Istanbul’s eponymous square was opened on Friday by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, marking an end to countless efforts and legal challenges to build it in the secular but Muslim-majority country

Conundrum Over Caucasian Albania

Conundrum Over Caucasian Albania

Since the beginning of the modern conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, interest in the history of Caucasian Albania has grown rapidly along with the politicization of the subject matter. Caucasian Albania is an ancient state, termed in …

100-year anniversary of Dagestan ASSR

100-year anniversary of Dagestan ASSR

This year marks 100 years since the founding of the Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (DASSR). The corresponding decree was issued on January 20, 1921. This day, according to many historians and politicians, became the starting point for a new stage for the Dagestani peoples

Miscalculated: Armenian authorities forgot about ADR lands

Miscalculated: Armenian authorities forgot about ADR lands

Many Armenian TV channels disseminated the Constitutional Act proclaiming the restoration of Azerbaijan's independence, emphasizing that it reads that the present republic is the legal successor of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic …