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January 3, 1987 | From Reuters
Archeologists have discovered the ruins of a 1,000-year-old mosque on the Kenyan coast, the oldest known trace of Islamic culture in East Africa, Richard Wilding, head of coastal archeology at the National Museum of Kenya, said Friday. The mosque, believed to date from around AD 950, was found among the ruins of a small trading community on Pate Island, near the Somali border, he said by telephone from the port city of Mombasa.
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OPINION
November 27, 2004
Is The Times confusing news with editorial comments? The Nov. 23 headline on the front page, "This Time, Iraqis Fought a Good Fight in Fallouja," belongs on the editorial page. There you might explain what is so "good" about hundreds of civilians dead, many U.S. soldiers dead and a city in ruins. Ruth and Ted Shapin Orange
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1994
During the week following the quake, a daffodil bloomed amid the rubble in my yard. It became a symbol for me--that we can grow and bloom in spite of the ruins. MARTHA KELLY Northridge
WORLD
October 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Five state police officers were arrested in connection with the deaths of four villagers during a raid on protesters who had seized the entrance of a Maya archaeological site. The five officers led an operation Friday to remove hundreds of mostly indigenous villagers who had occupied the entrance of the Chinkultic ruins in southern Mexico for nearly a month, the Chiapas Justice Department said. The officers were being investigated on possible homicide charges. The villagers, most of them from the Maya Tzeltal and Tzotzil cultures, had been protesting excessive entrance fees and the failure to reinvest that revenue into the area's infrastructure and environment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1990
Regarding the Jan. 7 letter of Todd (I've Been Married for Six Months) Bisson: Todd, Todd, Todd, Todd, Todd . . . people with six months of marriage under their belts, so to speak, should never, never, never mention it when they are trying to sound like an expert on marital relationships. It ruins your credibility. MARY AMBRIZ, (17 years of marriage and still no expert), Redlands
NEWS
January 4, 2005
I was appalled that Craig Childs ["Aching Fingers, Concrete Toes," Dec. 28] not only entered an unguarded Anasazi ruin in Arizona but spent the night. Rather than "leave it be," they wandered through a "hive of ancient rooms." Many of our national treasures have been damaged by such thoughtless action. Walking on the rubble can damage the artifacts and structures that can give archeologists insight into ancient and extinct civilizations. Indeed, entering Anasazi ruins is prohibited on public lands.
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