Category Archives: History

Rampaging, demolishing sacred sites and cultural heritage

At the beginning of April a shocking video founds its way on several international television station showing another horrible war crime by ISIS. In the moving pictures we can see ISIS militants using sledgehammers, AK-47 rifles  and bulldozers to destroy … Continue reading

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Cities not under fear but monuments feared

The stories, the videos, the acts of unfathomable brutality have become a defining aspect of ISIS, which controls a nation-size tract of land and has now pushed Iraq to the precipice of dissolution. Its adherents kill with such abandon that … Continue reading

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Wrong choices made to get rid of Assad

Already in 2013 I asked how long the West would allow the atrocities continue to go on in Syria. A humanitarian crisis was developing to become another long going conflict like in Iraq. Though many mistakenly thought the final chapter … Continue reading

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Rareties of Rogier van der Weyden presented at Museo del Prado

“The Crucifixion,” by one of the most celebrated artists of his time, the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden made near the end of the artist’s life, was brought to Spain in the 16th century. Once hung in the sacristy of … Continue reading

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2014 Religion

Global war against Christians The 2013-2014 season was not an ideal season for the non-trinitarian community in Belgium. Efforts where made to unite or to share information between the many non-trinitarian groups. I failed in my trials and my Christadelphian … Continue reading

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2014 Personalities and Obituary

In 2014 Culture I looked at some figures which attracted a lot of people from all genres. Their strangeness might have pulled a lot of attraction by the press, but also their professionalism should be remembered for 2014. In the … Continue reading

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World remembers Auschwitz survivors

KL Auschwitz concentration camp was founded in 1940 by the Germans mainly with the aim of imprisoning Polish captives. Since 1942, it became Europe’s one of the biggest places of Jewish extermination, with more than 1.1 million people killed, including … Continue reading

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2014 Culture

Theatre productions “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown“, the frenetic 1988 comedy that first brought film director Pedro Almodóvar to the attention of a wider international audience. After a short run on Broadway in 2010, Women on the … Continue reading

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2014 Economics

Eurozone In this chapter looking on the year that Latvia officially adopted the euro as its currency becoming the 18th member of the Eurozone we could see in the West that more people did not manage any more to come … Continue reading

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2014 To remember our Earth

We are making such a mess of this planet that perhaps the on 2 March 2004 on an Ariane 5 rocket with robotic space probe built and launched by the European Space Agency, Rosetta along with features 12 instruments and the … Continue reading

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