Scuba Diver Discovers 900-Year-Old Crusader Sword from Bottom of Mediterranean Sea

An amateur scuba diver discovered a 900-year-old Crusader sword at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Oct. 18. Diver Shlomi Katzin found the meter-long blade with a 30-centimeter …

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Israeli Archeologists Discover 1,500-Year-Old Winemaking Complex

Israeli archeologists said on Oct. 11 that they have discovered the world’s largest known Byzantine-era winery in Israel. The winemaking complex, dating back to 1,500 years ago, contains five presses spread over a square kilometer at Yavne, south of Tel …

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Famed WWII Hero Josephine Baker to Become First Black Woman to Receive Burial Honor in Paris Pantheon

Josephine Baker, the famed French-American entertainer who fought with the French Resistance during World War II, will become the first Black woman to be inducted in the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris. Daily newspaper Le Parisien reported on Aug. 22 that …

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