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A new excavation site at Pompeii reveals its first victim

The new excavation site at Pompeii (Regio V) has revealed its first victim who was killed in a most dramatic fashion after apparently surviving the initial phases of the eruption of Vesuvius only to be crushed by a huge stone block while fleeing the doomed city.

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Blade of Ancient Egyptian Dagger Analyzed

MILAN, ITALY—Daniela Comelli of the Polytechnic University of Milan and her team conducted an analysis of the dagger found in the wrappings of Tutankhamun’s mummy by Howard Carter in 1925. Continue reading “Blade of Ancient Egyptian Dagger Analyzed”

Intact Etruscan tomb discovered

The tomb was discovered by an Italian farmer while plowing a field near Perugia in Umbria. Continue reading “Intact Etruscan tomb discovered”

1961 – Thirteen Italian UN peacekeepers are massacred during the Kindu atrocity in Congo

11 November

The Kindu massacre, took place on this day in 1961 in Kindu Port-Émpain, in the Belgian Congo where thirteen Italian airmen, members of the United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC), were murdered. Continue reading “1961 – Thirteen Italian UN peacekeepers are massacred during the Kindu atrocity in Congo”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa

13 September – On this day

Italian forces begin a cautious offensive from Libya into Egypt. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa”

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