Ancient tradition

Can Welsh handball bounce back after extinction?

“Will it be difficult to find, you think? asks my friend Ben Coakley as he leads us through the hills of South Wales. The answer, we will soon find out, is no. Half an hour north of Cardiff, we can easily see our destination: an imposing concrete structure towering over a central location in the village of Nelson. Over 150 …

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‘Karen, Queen of Congee’ opposes branding of ancient Asian dish for Western palate

A breakfast brand that “upgrades” the congee for the Western palate sparked controversy over the weekend after Twitter users accused it of cultural appropriation. Company context: Founded in 2017 in Eugene, Oregon, Breakfast Cure sells packets of various flavors of “congee” that focus on “organic whole grains, gluten free and a wide variety of ingredients”. He calls each of his …

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A “submerged city” discovered off the coast of Egypt

(Reuters) – Divers have discovered rare remains of a military ship in the ancient sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion – once Egypt’s largest port on the Mediterranean – and a burial complex illustrating the presence of Greek merchants, the country said on Monday 19 July. The city, which controlled entry into Egypt at the mouth of a western arm of the …

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Egypt finds ancient military ship and Greek tombs in sunken city

CAIRO, July 19 (Reuters) – Divers have discovered the rare remains of a military ship in the ancient sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion – once Egypt’s largest port on the Mediterranean – and a burial complex illustrating the presence of Greek merchants, the country reported on Monday. The city, which controlled entry into Egypt at the mouth of a western arm …

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India is not just arranged marriage and curdled rice

While arranged marriages continue to find favor with many, the nature of them has changed in many ways today. The topic of social media discussion this week was the Emmy-nominated web series “Indian Matchmaking” in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category. Indian Twitter got dizzy that a reality show about Indian arranged marriages could actually get an Emmy! While Indo-American …

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These pretty Italian villages want to pay you $ 33,000 to move in

Bova enjoys a fascinating view of the coast. Italian villages will pay people to move to sleepy villages in the hope of reversing years of population decline. (Carmine Verduci) CALABRIA, ITALY – Have you always dreamed of opening a craft store and settling for good in an idyllic village in southern Italy where it is hot most of the year …

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