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The Getty Villa

Nestled among olive trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean is The Getty Villa. Located in Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles), a visitor is magically transported from the California joggers and surfers of the day, back to ancient times. 277 more words



About 2550 years ago, the latest king of Babylon deposited a cylinder in the foundations of a building which proclaimed to the Babylonian literati that he was just the kind of king that all the best Babylonian literature said a king should be. 618 more words


Iraq: Birthplace of the Human Rights Charter

When the French colonised the Middle East and Africa their strategy to subdue those they had invaded was to take a blade to the fabric of each society. 303 more words


A brief history of Human Rights

Human Rights are defined as the freedoms you are guaranteed simply because you are human.

They are based on the principle of respect for the individual and their fundamental assumption is that each person is a moral and rational being who deserves to be treated with dignity. 789 more words