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Built in 1475 by a Turkic ruler to commemorate his son’s death in battle, the domed tower was moved from its original site in the 12,000-year-old town of Hasankeyf to a new “cultural park” over a mile away—and over 200 feet higher in elevation.

The costly undertaking removes the tomb from the area affected by a massive reservoir that will flood the Tigris River Valley when the controversial Ilısu Dam becomes operational.

Though some opposed the structure’s relocation, citing concerns that the tomb would sustain damage, proponents argued that the move was made in the interest of cultural preservation.

The mausoleum is a striking example of historic Anatolian architecture: double-domed for ventilation, 50 feet tall and 25 feet in diameter, the tower’s intricate tile work and commanding position over the Tigris River make it one of the region’s main tourist attractions.
After news of yet another heart-wrenching horror—explosions at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England resulted in dozens of fatalities, many of them children— comfort began to circulate from an unlikely source. 

Anthony Breznican, a novelist and staff writer at Entertainment Weekly began to tweet about Fred Rogers in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, remembering the pioneering American television personality whose Mister Rogers Neighborhooddebuted nearly a half century ago and provided comfort, entertainment, and gentle moral instruction to generations of children.

Over the course of thirty-one years and 865 episodes, Rogers, a steadfast champion of children, their education, and their emotional health, used his "neighborhood" to show the world as it should be—a microcosm of kindness where neighbors love and support each other through difficult times.

He once told Charlie Rose that "there's one thing that evil cannot stand, and that is forgiveness."

Another of Rogers’ quotes (“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’”) began making the rounds on Twitter in the aftermath of the attack, as it had done after September 11th, the Boston Marathon bombing, and various school shootings— but this time it was Breznican’s story that went viral.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress has been a mainstay of the United States Air Force for well over 60 years and going strong.

Many people have questioned the future of this gigantic death dealer and whether it will be able to sustain its role. 

The United States Air Force has finally put those rumors to bed and announced that they are upgrading the B-52 bomber to keep it flying into the 2040s.

There is nothing wrong with its body, but the soul of the B-52 will receive new avionics to keep it competitive against hostile targets. 

The upgrades will include weaponry as well as communication systems to link up with other B-52s and escorts to ensure better survivability in combat zones. 

So if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, because the B-52 will be pushing a century by the time they’re ready to retire for good.
Revered and worshiped across continents, there is one question that always arose in the minds of those that worshiped Jesus – was he real?

New findings in the historical world point to the certainty that he did indeed exist in the past.

A historian belonging to the Roman times refers to Christ and the execution he suffered under Pontius Pilate in a page in his work called the Annals.

In AD 64, during the reign of, Nero there was an enormous fire that burned much of Rome, and this fire went on for six days.

It is in this context that he mentions Christ, making his work one of the earliest findings that indicate the existence of Christianity, though his work was not restricted to Christians in general.

He also mentions the persecution suffered by Christians in the first century.
A Republican state lawmaker in Mississippi, the last remaining state in the US to carry the Confederate battle emblem within its official flag, has posted an incendiary threat on social media calling for those removing Confederate monuments from public display to be lynched.

Karl Oliver, a funeral director from Winona Mississippi who represents the 46th district of the state, made his explosive remarks on Facebook.

He began by lambasting the recent events in New Orleans, in neighboring Louisiana, which saw the last of its Confederate monuments – a statue of the south’s civil war commander Gen Robert E Lee – taken away on Friday in a move by local officials to end the visible celebration of white supremacy.

Oliver called the action in New Orleans “heinous and horrific”, and likened it to Nazi-era book burning.

He went on to make his threat against anyone wanting to “destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY”, saying: “They should be LYNCHED!”