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· February, 2015

Stories about History from February, 2015

ISIS Destroys 3,000-Year-Old Sculptures at a Museum in Mosul, Iraq

Armed with sledgehammers, drills and pickaxes, militants belonging to the ISIS are videotaped destroying 3,000-year-old ancient artefacts in a museum in Mosul, in Northern Iraq.

ISIS Burns Mosul Library in Iraq, Destroys Thousands of Valuable Manuscripts and Books

While reports on the attack on Mosul Library have just made the headlines, UNESCO says attacks on libraries, museums and universities have been going on for several months.

Peru’s Mosques: Pearls of Latin America’s Muslim Immigrants

Global Voices takes a look to two mosques in Peru, in Southern Tacna and the capital, Lima.

Read First-Hand Accounts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings, Translated to English

August 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Submissions Needed for White History Month 2015

Organised by Africa is a Country blog, White History month 2015 is coming next month: Last March was the inaugural White History Month here on Africa is a Country, and...

Take a Stroll Through the Backstreets of Japan

One Japanese YouTube user, satobo3104, has joined the Slow TV movement and uploaded hundreds of videos documenting walks through old neighbourhoods all over Japan.

The Release of South Africa's “Prime Evil”: It's Time to Confront The Evil of Apartheid

Nicknamed “Prime Evil”, Eugene de Kock was the commanding officer a counter-insurgency unit of the South African Police that kidnapped, tortured, and murdered numerous anti-apartheid activists during apartheid era. He...

The Ustashi Legacy: Remembering the Children's Concentration Camp in Sisak

The Croatian town of Sisak hasn't forgotten the horrors of a children's concentration camp established by German Nazis and the radical right Croatian Ustashi movement during WWII.

Protecting Native American Sacred Sites

An original post published on January 29, 2014, on the US Department of Agriculture blog was republished in several websites about Native Americans. It refers to analysis and protection of historical findings at holy...

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