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1/ Here’s a unique coin I love to show my students @UniofOxford. A fascinating window into the early history of #Islam in #Iran. Minted in Sistan, ca. 691-2. One side portrays the #Sasanian king of kings; the other has the Islamic profession of faith (the shahada) but in Pahlavi!
2/ Pahlavi (otherwise known as #Zoroastrian Middle #Persian) was the language of the #Sassanian kings and the #Zoroastrian clergy. It remained a prestige language in #Iran even after the Islamic conquest
3/ What makes the coin so unique is that it translates the shahada into an essentially #Zoroastrian idiom: “yazd-ēw bē ōy any yazd nēst mahmat paygāmbar ī yazd” (There is one God, without any other, #Muhammad is the #Prophet of God)
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What’s the story with #LATIN

🔹Latin: a so-called Indo-European language that no one speaks, and yet still haunts us; in law, religion, science, and all sorts. WHY? 🤔 Besides finding its way into our dictionaries? It isn’t the only language...
... that influenced modern ones, after all.
🔹Trying to find information online about the origin of Latin, leads one to statements like: that the language was spoken “around Rome, and spread through the empire.”
🔹But where did it come from? Scholars say the name of the language originated in “Latium”. But that still doesn’t explain where it originated? 🤷🏻‍♀️ Do languages just appear? Don’t think so somehow.
🔹So did those highly advanced Romans, upon which many countries still...
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[Hilo] Te preguntaras que hace #CienciaAccesible (ASI)?
Creada en el 2010, ASI promueve la ciencia y la tecnología accesible para todos, creando impacto científico-cultural a través de tres pilares:
🧬La Educación,
🧬El Soporte Técnico
🧬El Intercambio de Conocimiento
@BioHackingCol @caminosciencia @CdeC_Col @CienciaenLibre @aca_ciencia @clopezcorrea2 @MujerEnCiencia @PhDCommunity @BardoCientifico @SilvanaCASERO Aunque ASI fue creada en 🇨🇦, nuestro trabajo se enfoca en países de habla #hispana, y la mayoría de nuestras actividades han sido realizadas en #Colombia 🇨🇴

Nos enfocamos a trabajar con poblaciones pequeñas donde el acceso a actividades #científicas es limitado.
@BioHackingCol @caminosciencia @CdeC_Col @CienciaenLibre @aca_ciencia @clopezcorrea2 @MujerEnCiencia @PhDCommunity @BardoCientifico @SilvanaCASERO Dentro de la actividades realizadas en años anteriores y el impacto obtenido estan:
🧬 El “Manual de #CienciaInteractiva, creado con actividades de ciencia que usa materiales de facil acceso. Estos han sido distribuidos de manera gratuita a colegios del #Tolima en #Colombia.
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Here are some clippings about the #Cardiff1919Raceriots in the The Cambria Daily Leader. This is in today's edition, Saturday 14th June 1919


#Hanes #Cymru #Newyddion #Caerdydd
Here's some more information about the #CambriaLeader. It's published in #Swansea, so these are a screenshot I took from @LLGCymru online because i haven't managed to make it to #Swansea today

#DidYouKnow that the word Cambria comes from #Latin🇮🇹? It's a romanised version of the word #Cymru that was used by the Romans
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Today is the 297-th #birthday of #German #poet Mathias Etenhueber (1722-1782). Getting ever poorer with increasing age, he produced a large amount of #poetry in #Latin and #German, often for specific occasions in #Bavaria. In despair, he even tried to exploit..
.. the spectacle of public #executions to draw attention to his work, by writing moralizing verses commenting on specific delinquents, then displaying them publicly near the official public proclamation of the respective death sentence.
The last PUBLIC #execution in the #kingdom of #Bavaria happend as late as 1861-11-09, when a farmhand was #guillotine​d because he had robbed and killed a Bavarian #farmer. The last public execution WITH A SWORD in #Bavaria happened as late as 1854-05-12 when 19-year old..
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@DrKassandraPari The translation "theory of science" is closer to "Wissenschaftslehre'. Even closer would be 'doctrine of science', which, I think, I will change over to. The tradition 'science of knowlege' is simply wrong, for 'knowledge' is nowhere to be found in 'Wissenschaftslehre'.
@DrKassandraPari 'Wissenschaft' is kind-of a linguistic atom, here, which only HAPPENS to contain the German word for 'knowledge'. That doesn't warrant bringing in 'knowledge', methinks.
@DrKassandraPari ('doctrine of science' is better than my current translation, for 'doctrine' is etymologically very close to 'Lehre', being derived from #Latin 'docere'.)
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I've talked before about Russian #disinformation, and how the goal is to exploit existing divisive issues to weaken the enemy. 1 #InformationWarfare #WednesdayWisdom #CambridgeAnalytica #Russie #Putin #deza
Bernie v. Hillary, Benghazi & the "email scandal" were perfect targets. There was already tension & division on those topics, so they were easy to exploit. 2
Russia also targeted #peopleofcolor (specifically black voters) to sow distrust of Hillary & the political process, which helped Trump's campaign. 3…
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