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Romulus mystery: Experts divided on ‘tomb of Rome’s founding father’

Romulus mystery: Experts divided on ‘tomb of Rome’s founding father’

Science
A sarcophagus discovered in the remains of an ancient temple in Rome is causing a stir among historians who cannot agree if it belongs to the Italian city's legendary founder, Romulus. The stone tomb, along with circular altar, dates from the 6th Century BC. According to legend, Romulus founded the city on Palatine Hill in 753 BC after killing his twin brother Remus.But experts are divided over whether the empty tomb can be linked to Romulus - or if the brothers even existed.The discovery was unveiled by Italian archaeologists at the Roman Forum on Friday. Historians said that while the find in the heart of the city was significant, it represented a symbolic rather than a real grave.They argue that even if Romulus had existed, th...

Kim Kardashian’s fans divided over shock dramatic transformation: ‘Oh heck no’

Entertainment
Kim Kardashian’s fans can’t seem to agree on whether they like her new look after the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star revealed it on her now deleted Instagram story.The mother-of-three channelled her seductive side as she sucked on a red lollipop while flaunting her new hairdo.Ditching her natural black hair, Kim shocked fans by appearing with blazing red hair.Not revealing whether it is dyed or a wig, Kim stared into the camera lens while sucking the lollipop. “This is ugly”Kim's fanFor the occasion, Kim also wore a bright red long sleeve top to match her long straight locks.But fans couldn’t seem to agree, with one commenting under a fan account’s picture of Kim with red hair: “Oh heck no. This is not a look.”Another wrote: “This...
Korean Cubans grapple with the legacy of a divided country

Korean Cubans grapple with the legacy of a divided country

World
NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- When Joseph Juhn first traveled to Cuba in 2015, the driver who was waiting for him at the airport in Havana expected to pick up a Canadian national.Juhn, a Korean American lawyer who was flying in from Montreal, was also taken by surprise by the woman in the driver's seat: a fourth-generation Korean Cuban.Patricia Lim was the descendant of Korean indentured laborers who first migrated to Mexico, then to Cuba in 1921.Juhn, who is currently producing a documentary on the Korean diaspora in Cuba, said Thursday he learned the experiences of Korean Cubans have intertwined with the history of a divided peninsula.Not only did Korean Cubans take to the streets of Havana to celebrate Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, they were deeply affected by the...
Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall

Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Trump's promise to build a "great wall" along the US-Mexico border remains one of the central and most controversial promises of his presidency. But scientists from the University of Arizona are starting to unravel the effect that such a wall could have on a desert ecosystem it will cut through. The team is studying wildlife in the Sonoran Desert, which stretches across the border from Arizona into Mexico and is already divided by a barrier at the border. BBC science reporter Victoria Gill joined the team in a search for some of the desert's most endangered animals. Its proximity to the border gives Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument a dangerous reputation. But as you bump along dirt roads of this set-aside swathe of the Sonoran Desert...