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· May, 2015

Stories about History from May, 2015

Did Saudi Arabia Bomb Yemen's Ancient Marib Dam?

Syrian Antiques on Sale on Facebook

Ancient Syrian antiques, looted from ISIS controlled areas, are being peddled on Facebookand sold on the black market for millions.

Reclaiming The Weeping Time

Those enslaved in the American South weren't merely victims, but people who succeeded against the odds, say descendants of slaves sold at an historic auction campaigning to reclaim that dignity.

The Forgotten Massacre of Chinese People in Torreón, Mexico

In May 1911, during the Mexican Revolution, half the population of the Chinese community in the town of Torreón were killed by an enraged mob.

A Guide to Resources on the Palestinian Nakba, Memory and Identity

Joey Ayoub digs into a list of resources to learn about the 1948 Palestinian exodus, also known as the Nakba, as well as memory and identity.

What Africa Day Means to Africans and Friends of Africa

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, when the leaders of 30 independent African states signed a founding charter in Ethiopia.

A Japanese Town Wants UNESCO Recognition for Kamikaze Memorabilia

Before the young pilots flew to their deaths in WWII, many left behind letters and other artifacts. The town of Chiran wants them given UNESCO's "Memory of the World" status.

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

Ukraine Is Banning ‘Communist Symbols’ and the Kremlin Is Peeved

Ukraine has moved to restrict the use of Communist and Nazi symbols in a bid to part with the country's Soviet past. Not everyone is happy.

Stark Photos Show Nepal’s Heritage Sites Before and After the Quake

The earthquake has left an indelible scar in Nepal. Despite the devastation and destruction, however, Nepalis haven't lost their hopes to rebuild their historic monuments and sites.

Bringing Peruvian History to Life on Public Transport

A group of Peruvian students has found a fun way to share biographical facts about national historical figures.

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