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Has any country ever had 2 former presidents in jail simultaneously?

Has any country ever had 2 former presidents in jail simultaneously?

I suspect that today, this achievement has been granted for the first time to Brazil, with the arresting of Michel Temer, and considering that Lula da Silva is still under arrest. It is normally big

What would one call a skilled metal worker in Jerusalem, circa 600 BC?

What would one call a skilled metal worker in Jerusalem, circa 600 BC?

I'm doing research for a book of fiction in which the main character is a skilled metalworker in ancient Jerusalem, circa 600 BC. I want to be authentic and historically accurate. This person is…

Illustration of Colossal Statue of Shapur I

Illustration of Colossal Statue of Shapur I

An engraving of the colossal statue of Shapur I, who ruled the Sasanian empire from 240 to 270 CE, which stands in the Shapur cave, Bhishapur. (From

The Ancient Greek Symposium: Just an Excuse for Debauchery?

The Ancient Greek Symposium: Just an Excuse for Debauchery?

It’s no secret that the ancient Greeks loved to have parties, dance and drink for every occasion. It could be celebrating a birth, the arrival of a loved person or a marriage. Indeed, in many cases no specific purpose was required for them to celebrate.

What is the 'rank switching' done by Roman Legionnaires in HBO's 'Rome' called, and did it actually happen?

What is the 'rank switching' done by Roman Legionnaires in HBO's 'Rome' called, and did it actually happen?

I'm talking about the formational fighting show in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJO2UfG9KcI Where did the show's creators get the source material? If so, what was it called, when did…

Eddie Cochran dies, and Gene Vincent is injured, in a UK car accident

Eddie Cochran dies, and Gene Vincent is injured, in a UK car accident

Eddie Cochran, the man behind “Summertime Blues” and “C’mon Everybody,” was killed on April 17, 1960 when the taxi carrying him from a show in Bristol, England, crashed en route to the airport in London, where he was to catch a flight back home to the United States. A raw and exciting rocker with a cocky, rebellious image, Eddie Cochran was very different from the polished and packaged idols being heavily marketed to American teenagers in the years between the rise of Elvis Presley and the arrival of the Beatles.