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Bahrain and the Concorde

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 11:13 AM by Mohammed the Persian

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Ah yes, the majestic and iconic Concorde, probably one of the greatest breakthroughs in the History of the Airplane industry. This fantastic plane could break the sound barrier and travel at supersonic speeds!

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In fact, it has a special place with Bahrain, it was (either) the first destination of the Concorde jet from London in 21 January 1976.
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The Great Anglo-American Rivalry in Interwar Bahrain and the Gulf

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 09:45 AM by Mohammed the Persian

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Great power rivalry with Britain for domination of the Gulf was altered significantly by the outcome of World War I. With the defeat of Germany , the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire and the collapse of Tsarist Russia, Britain emerged in an uncontested position of power and control in the Gulf. At...
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A Short History of Ice-Cream

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 08:46 PM by Mohammed the Persian

Perhaps one of the most iconic cold snacks of all times, popularized in the 20th century due to the availability of refrigerators. The ice cream has been a sign of a simple way to have a cheap but ever-so-sweet snack during the blistering heat. But the history of ice cream goes back millenniums! In this post, we shall examine and find out who invented (or rather, discovered) the ice cream, when did it go mainstream and stuff.

When Did It First Appear:

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A Short History of Aleppo - From Pre-History till the Medieval Era

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:05 PM by Mohammed the Persian

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A Short History of Aleppo - From Pre-History till the Medieval Era


Aleppo has been in the headlines recently, for a lot of reasons. I shall not delve into that but merely would like to remind people about its rich history and culture. To simply forget about one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world would be an insult to its legacy. This post aims to summarize and give the reader a historical knowledge...
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An Introduction to Ibn Sina: The Doctor of Doctors

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 11:33 AM by Mohammed the Persian

Click the image to open in full size.A portrait of Ibn Sina

To simplify his life, Ibn Sina was a Persian Polymath best known (in the medical world) for his pioneering works in Medicine. That is, a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. In less formal terms, a polymath (or polymathic person) may simply be someone who is very knowledgeable.

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