A huge library of scrolls was found at Herculaneum, and Napoleon brought them back to France. They shatter if you try to open them. Big synchrotrons and a lot of software may make them readable. Lost works for the Greeks and Romans are likely here. And it's thought that there's another library, yet unopened.
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Dog sometimes hops on bus alone, gets off at Seattle dog park
A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her Seattle stop.
KOMO-TV reports that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week.
The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live near a bus stop.
Young says his dog sometimes gets on the bus without him and he catches up with her at the dog park three or four stops away.
duck at 08:08pm
"An official said at least 3.7 million people took part around France in the unity against terrorism, more than the numbers who took to Paris streets when the Allies liberated the city from the Nazis in World War II."
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Been going for 12 hours now, as at time of posting. Massive exclusion zone in the centre of Sydney. Main thing media has picked up on as it started this morning: the guys with the guns made the hostages unfurl an Islamic flag (the First Pillar of Islam are the words on the flag) and hold it up against the windows.
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"Yesterday, during extraordinary circumstances, security personnel demonstrated professionalism and courage. I am grateful and proud to be part of this team," he said.
(Pic via Ace of Spades as I cannot find it on any mamby-pamby mainstream media source.)
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This is Foley shortly before he was kidnapped. For more recent, gruesome images, see link.
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