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Las manifestaciones artísticas de los paises mesopotámicos no nos muestran claras referencias a la danza.  Se sabe que las sacerdotisas de Isthar sabían música y son frecuentes las representaciones de procesiones sagradas en las que aparecen instrumentistas que acompasan sus movimientos con la cadencia musical. 290 more words


Sunday 18 November 1917 We Lost 387

Lieutenant General ‘Sir’ Frederick Stanley Maude KCB, CMG, DSO, Commander in Chief Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force dies of cholera at age 51 in Baghdad.  While leading the attack on Ramadi Maude went down with… 985 more words

Royal Flying Corps

16 October 1917 -  Kifri crash

Out on the Mesopotamian front, 63 Squadron RFC arrived in August 1917 with a collection of RE8s, SPADs and Martinsydes. The hot weather played havoc with the wooden aircraft frames and none could perform to their best. 87 more words


The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Using Writing to Get Rid of your Enemies

The ancient world was a dangerous place, with potential enemies at every turn, as well as a wide array of monsters, demons and illnesses waiting to prey on the unwary. 627 more words

The World Of Writing

The Awakening of Women

My niece, Sandy Naimou, is a yoga instructor, speaker and one of the board members at the Theosophical Society in Detroit. She invited me to speak in December about a topic that I dearly love; the roles of powerful women in ancient Mesopotamia. 438 more words


Nowhere to go but their billets

A church hall in Reading became the off-duty home for men training to be Pioneers (military engineers).

The Parish Hall has been taken over by the military authorities who intend to use it as a reading room and recreation room for the Pioneer School of Instruction which numbers 400 NCOs and men who on a wet day have no-where to go but their billets. 81 more words

Life On The Home Front

Honoring Our Veterans: Leonard Casban (1887–1917)

This article appeared in the July 6, 1916 edition of the Banbury Guardian newspaper.[1]

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“Private L. Casban” refers to Leonard Casban, son of Samuel Clark (1851–1922) and Lydia (Harrup, ~1852–1924) Casban. 799 more words