Turkey To Ship 1.5 Million Carnations For Queen’s Funeral

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Photo shows the carnations that will be used during the mourning period and the funeral of Britains Queen Elizabeth II. (Newsflash)

Turkey is shipping more than 1.5 million carnations for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. Florists are said to be working overtime in Turkey's Antalya and Isparta provinces, which are both renowned…

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Remains Of Mercenaries Who Fought For Britain In American War Of Independence Uncovered

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A rare 1766 King George III gold guinea, the equivalent of a soldiers wages for a month, found during the Red Bank Battlefield Archaeology Project excavation in undated photo. Archaeologists uncovered remains of what they believe are 14 individuals at Revolutionary War Battlefield. (Courtesy of Rowan University/Newsflash)

A team of archaeologists has unearthed what they believe are 14 German mercenaries who fought for Britain during the American War of Independence. The discovery - which occurred 245 years…

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Prehistoric Bronze Age Daggers Were Not Used As Weapons, Research Finds

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Prehistoric Bronze Age daggers weren't used as weapons but mainly as tools for skinning animal carcasses, reveals new research.The knives, made from copper alloy, were widespread in Europe including Britain and Ireland, appearing around 5,000 years ago. See SWNS story SWNNdaggers. As most of these daggers have been recovered as burial goods in warrior graves it was thought they had a ceremonial purpose to show the status of the deceased. But Newcastle University scientists developed a new technique to study organic material on the blades. They discovered lots of traces of bone and sinew of animals and when they made reproductions of them found that skinning animals was their best use. Archaeologists have long debated what these objects were used for, with some saying they were primarily ceremonial objects used in prehistoric funerals and others suggested that they may have been used as weapons or tools for crafts.

Prehistoric Bronze Age daggers were mainly used as tools for skinning animal carcasses rather than as weapons, reveals new research. The knives, made from copper alloy, were widespread in Europe…

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Trench Fever That Affected Tolkien And C.S. Lewis Could Be Prevented Say Scientists

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Bartonella bacteria (green) have invaded red blood cells (red). (Biozentrum, Universitat Basel/Newsflash)

The discovery of a special antibody could help prevent dangerous bacterial infections such as trench fever, whose sufferers included celebrated authors like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.…

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Britain’s Earliest People Lived On Canterbury Outskirts Up To 620,000 Years Ago, New Study Says

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Artist reconstruction of Homo heidelbergensis making a flint hand axe. (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Illustration by Gabriel Ugueto/Newsflash)

Some of Britain's earliest humans lived on the outskirts of Canterbury in Kent between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, a groundbreaking new study has revealed. The study, which was led…

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Vials With Mysterious Serum Found At Gallipoli Battle Site

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One of the serum bottles which are considered to be 112 years old, found in the walls of the Namazgah Bastion in Canakkale, Turkey where Gallipoli campaign took place. (Newsflash)

Two mysterious 112-year-old glass vials have been found during restoration work in the area where the Gallipoli campaign took place. The military campaign took place during World War I on…

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Holiday Hell As Austria To Ban UK Flights With Britain To Be Categorised As Omicron COVID 19 Hotspot

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Plane of British Airways. (Newsflash)

Flights from the UK to Austria could be cancelled as early as Friday, upsetting the winter tourism season, as the Austrian government apparently attempts to reclassify the United Kingdom as…

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