Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu

Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu (January 30, 1919 – March 30, 2005) was an American civil rights activist who resisted the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Shortly … More

Comancheria – ‘Comanche land’

The Comancheria or Comanchería (Comanche: Nʉmʉnʉʉ Sookobitʉ, ‘Comanche land’) is the region of New Mexico, west Texas and nearby areas occupied by the Comanche before the 1860s. Pekka … More

Tiguex War – the first war

The Tiguex War was the first named war between Europeans and Native Americans in what is now the United States, although the De Soto expedition fought numerous battles earlier. It … More

Ama-gi is a word for freedom in 3500 BC

Ama-gi is a Sumerian word written 𒂼𒄄 ama-gi4 or 𒂼𒅈𒄄 ama-ar-gi4. It has been translated as “freedom”, as well as “manumission”, “exemption from debts or obligations”, and “the restoration … More

Iranrud

Iranrud (Persian: ایران‌رود) which means Iran River in Persian, was a plan to build a canal from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf or the Gulf of Oman. The former Soviet … More

Kingdom of Aksum

The Kingdom of Aksum (Ge’ez: መንግሥተ አኵስም), also known as the Kingdom of Axum or the Aksumite Empire, was a kingdom centered in Northeast Africa and South Arabia from Classical antiquity to … More

Selaginella lepidophylla and Anastatica

Selaginella lepidophylla (syn. Lycopodium lepidophyllum) is a species of desert plant in the spikemoss family (Selaginellaceae). Known as a “resurrection plant”, S. lepidophylla is renowned for its ability to survive almost … More

A resurrection plant 

A resurrection plant is any poikilohydric plant that can survive extreme dehydration, even over months or years. Examples include: Anastatica hierochuntica, also known as … More