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Are Shia True Muslims?

Shireen T. Hunter writes:

This widely held Arab belief that Iranians are not real Muslims is based on the premise that they never fully converted to Islam.

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Foreign Affairs

Poem a day challenge #238 (Expansion)

Expansion

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Debauchery swells
Lazy Princes and mad Kings
Produced and Empress

www.scottandrewbailey.uk

General

Zoroastrianism in Northwest China

From Dr. Farrokh:

This is the biggest excavation of the tombs of Zoroastrianism here in Xinjiang’s history. Some archaeologists say the excavation is likely to prove that this religion is originated from the Pamir Plateau, right here beneath of our feet.

Archaeology

Cats colonized most of the planet by boat

Dogs may be man’s best friend but cats too have earned a place in our hearts and homes. Cats, it seems, colonized the planet by doing odd jobs for farmers and hitching rides on sailing ships.  453 more words

Digital rock art documentations, new perceptions

Its the weekly conference video post. If you want to see archaeology conference presentations then stop by this blog every Wednesday.

Session Abstract:

David Vogt, Steinar Kristensen, Magne Samdal, Bjarte Aarseth… 772 more words

Archaeology

Me in the Media: Outrage and the Bakken

It’s been a hectic week here in North Dakotaland. So hectic, in fact, that I don’t have time to write about myself. The self-promotion machine has run up against the oppressive reality of … life and… 160 more words

Archaeology

Intact Brandy Bottles and 200-Year-Old Pub Discovered Under Building Site in Manchester

An unexpected discovery was made when works began for a 13-storey skyscraper for apartments and shops in Manchester, England. Archaeologists brought in to the construction site found the remains of a forgotten 200-year-old pub and neighboring houses. 12 more words

Archaeology