‘Invaders of Obscure Race?’ Understanding the Hyksos

By: Anna-Latifa Mourad From the time of the first pharaoh, ancient Egyptian civilization saw over a thousand years of unbroken development, with dynasty after dynasty of divine kings building pyramids and overseeing the growth of a rich culture. But after this ‘classical age’ of the Old Kingdom, toward the end of the third millennium BCE, …

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Plague Began Infecting Humans Much Earlier Than Thought

This skull is from an individual of the Yamnaya people, a group that moved into Central Asia in early Bronze Age (c. 5000 years ago). The group belonged to a culture that is one of the Bronze Age groups carrying Y. pestis.   by Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor The germ that causes the …

Ethnic unrest

New episodes of violence and repression have heightened tensions in XinjiangAug 9th 2014 | KASHGAR | IN THE oasis town of Kashgar, in the far western region of Xinjiang, the authorities are keen to stop the spread of uncensored news about recent bloodshed in the area. On July 28th the deadliest outbreak of unrest in years …