Middle Ages

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When we celebrate the arrival of the New Year, we are carrying on a tradition that dates back thousands of years. Here’s all you need to know. Who started the New Year? The early Egyptian, Babylonian, and Chinese civilizations all had rituals to mark the start of a new year. …

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The Lord of the Rings: How old is each member of the community?

At JRR Tolkien The Lord of the Rings, Frodo and the other Hobbits had some dramatic adventures before they even got to the Prancing Pony. Then, after one of the Nazgûl stabbed Frodo, the elven lord Glorfindel brought Frodo to Rivendell. In the adaptation of Peter Jackson, there were no …

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Omicron variant has arrived in Montana, according to DPHHS

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services reported on Monday afternoon that the state had recorded its first two cases of COVID 19 caused by the new Omicron variant. Magdalene Scott, Communicable Disease Epidemiology Section Supervisor at DPHHS, provided details on early exposures at Montana Omicron. “We have …

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Simon Jenkins: Europe’s cathedrals are the true wonders of the world, and were once smeared with color – it’s time they were again

Our cathedrals were once colorful, says Simon Jenkins, and today’s monochrome restorations are a travesty of history. Imagine a visit to the National Gallery in which every image you see is in black and white. The faces, the landscapes, even the dramas are all clear. They are simply devoid of …

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Supreme Court commission misses target

The Opinion BDN section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com. Andrew L. Seidel, constitutional lawyer and author, is the director of strategic response at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. This column was produced for …

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The Fear of the Children of Monsters, Inc. Comes from the Plague – The Theory Explained

Based on the advanced technology and behavior of the monsters, the monsters in Monsters, Inc. may fear children due to their arrival during the Bubonic Plague. Although Monsters Inc. never explains why the monsters are afraid of children in the film, one theory holds that this fear may be due …

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The reason why the restaurateur “misses” a letter

So why isn’t there an “n” in “restorer” anyway? Is this meant to be some kind of simplification? Well no. It seems that the term “restaurateur” actually predates the concept of restaurant as we know it today. According to Michael Quinion of World Wide Words, the etymologically correct reason for …

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School-aged children remain a major source of infections – Twin Cities

School-aged children continue to be a major source of coronavirus infections in Minnesota as the state’s fourth wave persists into its fifth month. Children between the ages of 10 and 14 had a test positivity rate of more than 15% last week, according to data released Thursday by the Minnesota …

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Music Institute of Chicago Chorale opens its season on December 12

The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, led by Daniel Wallenberg, opens its 2021-2022 season with “Song of Songs” on Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. Free entry. Proof of vaccination is required and all members of the public must wear masks. A live …

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