Saturday, November 12, 2011

Otto I the Great

Otto I the Great 
Otto I the Great son of Henry I the Fowler and Matilda of Ringelheim, was Duke of Saxony, King of Germany, King of Italy, and "the first of the Germans to be called the emperor of Italy" according to Arnulf of Milan.
 While Charlemagne had been crowned Emperor in 800, his empire had been divided amongst his grandsons, and following the assassination of Berengar of Friuli in 924, the Imperial title had lain vacant for nearly forty years.
On 2 February 962, Otto was crowned Emperor of what later became the Holy Roman Empire.

Council of Clermont

Council of Clermont 
The Council of Clermont was a mixed synod of ecclesiastics and laymen of the Catholic Church, which was held from November 18 to November 28, 1095 at Clermont, France.
Pope Urban II's speech on November 27 was the starting point of the First Crusade.

Saint Joan of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc
Saint Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of OrlĂ©ans" is considered a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint.
A peasant girl born in eastern France who claimed divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII.
 She was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was 19 years old.

Battle of the Three Emperors

Battle of the Three Emperors
The Battle of Austerlitz, also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, was one of Napoleon's greatest victories, where the French Empire effectively crushed the Third Coalition.
On 2 December 1805, a French army, commanded by Emperor Napoleon I, decisively defeated a Russo-Austrian army, commanded by Tsar Alexander I and Francis II of Holy Roman Empire, after nearly nine hours of difficult fighting.

Statute of Westminster

Statute of Westminster
The Statute of Westminster 1931 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Passed on 11 December 1931, the Act established legislative equality for the self-governing dominions of the British Empire with the United Kingdom.
The Statute remains domestic law within each of the other Commonwealth realms, to the extent that it has not been implicitly repealed by subsequent laws.

William Flinders Petrie

Sir William Flinders Petrie [1853-1942]

British archaeologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie was one of the pioneers of the science, conducting archaeology primarily in Egypt and Palestine.
He excavated at the Pyramids of Giza between 1880 and 1882, and conducted surveys in the Fayyum Depression, and excavated at predynastic cemeteries of Naqada, Diaspolis Parva and Abadiya. 


Howard Carter
Howard Carter is regarded as one of the leading figures in the history of archaeology. Howard Carter  was a British born Londoner. He was born the youngest son of eight, in 1874, and at age 17, set sail for Alexandria, where he began his service as archaeologist with the eminent Archaeological Survey of Egypt (ASE) expedition.


Debal was an ancient port located near modern Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.According to modern archaeologists Debal was founded in the 1st century AD, and soon became the most important trading city in Sindh, the city was home to thousands of Sindhi Sailors including the Bawarij.
The Abbasids were the first to build large stone structures including a city wall and a citadel.In 712 AD Arabs under Mohammed Ibn Kasim(commender of Hajjaj ibn Yusuf,governor of Iraq Under Ummayyads)attacked Sindh and Conquered it

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