Daily Archive: July 6, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Turkey nuked the Kurds inside Syrian territory

CNN photo taken on Kurdish territory near the Turkish-Syria border, 23rd October, 2014. Photo analysis by Jeff Smith, nuclear physicist; inspector for the UN/International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Smith’s analysis of this photograph confirms 100% that this was a tactical nuclear weapon; several times in the past we have discussed the diagnosis of nuclear explosions by identifying scintillating pixels that appear...

Britain, the Byzantine Empire, and the concept of an Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy: Harun ibn Yahya’s ninth-century Arabic description of Britain

Al-Idrisi’s mid-twelfth-century Arabic map of southern Britain and northern Frances, from the copy preserved in the sixteenth-century Oxford MS Pococke 375, fol. 281b–282a. Note, north is at the bottom of this map (image: Bodleian Library). The aim of the following post is to offer a draft look at an interesting Arabic account of early medieval Britain that appears to have its...