Bank Siege at Kredibanken and the Stockholm Syndrome

Forty years ago, on August 23rd, 1973, after four people were taken hostage by a bank robber in a Stockholm […]

Sinkholes (a brief history of…)

Could there be anything more dramatic than the ground opening up and swallowing entire dwellings, buildings, cars roads, animals and […]

The Byzantine Empire Strikes Back !

It’s amazing to think that only some 200 years ago, many historians saw Byzantium and its thousand year history as […]

Careful what you wish for from the Reliquary Statue of St.Foy

St.Foy, also known as St.Faith, was martyred in 303 during the last great persecutions of Christians in the town of […]

Greeks, Romans and Asbestos (a brief history of…)

Our earliest records of the use of asbestos dates back around 3,000 years ago in the lands around Scandinavia. Archeologists […]

Evagrius Ponticus and the Eight Logismoi

It is difficult for us to appreciate the intricacies of the Byzantine state, without sometimes looking at the simple lives […]

The Great Fire of Rome

During the night of July 18, 64 AD, a fire had broke out in the merchant area of the city. […]

He’s Alive !!! Really?

Desperately grabbing my first cup of coffee for the day, I sat down to read the only paper available at […]

The War Dog (a brief history of…)

Two German dispatch dog sit in a trench with fitted gas masks awaiting ‘instructions’ . The scene above was repeated […]

Ernest Hemingway: a man with nine lives.

Have you ever heard of the saying ‘a cat has nine lives’? Well, picture a cat that walks effortlessly along […]