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Dividing the Middle East – The Great Loot – Extra History – #1

Dividing the Middle East – The Great Loot – Extra History – #1

Constantinople, April 24th 1909. In his palace, Sultan Abdul Hameed II can hear gunfire and artillery. Street fighting rages in the ancient city. Monarchist forces are besieged in their barracks in the European quarter, surrounded by the Constitutionalist Army of Action. Last summer, he had bowed to the Constitutionalists, the so-called ‘Young Turk’ revolutionaries, and …

Akhenaten – A Pharaoh Obsessed – Extra History

Akhenaten – A Pharaoh Obsessed – Extra History

Egypt: 1300 BCE. Laborers toil under the hot desert sun, dismantling a once grand temple. The stone slabs are torn away without regard for their ornate carvings, destined for an inglorious fate as construction fill. Nearby, men break open a pharaoh’s burial chamber. And these men are no mere grave robbers, but rather priests and …