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19:50

Opinion

Tales from the old days

Rachel Haynes

The schoolgirl picks up her history book and starts to read. She's on the chapter when countries across the world were struck by a fierce disease that left millions tossing and turning with high fever and killed hundreds of thousands of them. ... leaders, and order all men, women and children to cover their faces. The girl looks up from her history book. Without checking the date, she assumes she's been reading about the 17th or 18th century, even earlier. She reminds herself how times change, ... methods. Again, our reader imagines the story comes from centuries gone by... and again she gets a shock. 2020, a year for the history books.

15:20

Local

Marbella's pandemic past is uncovered

Héctor Barbotta

Work on the foundations of the old La Fonda hotel and restaurant in Marbella Old Town, which is being restored, has uncovered remains which may provide previously unknown information about the town's history. These include the walls of the old San ... a large part of Marbella's history. However, he also stresses that the works have only just begun to be carried out and it is possible that there will be other discoveries as well, including another necropolis which is thought to have existed in

18:40

LifeStyle

15 May 1793: Farm labourer makes Spanish aviation history

Tony Bryant

On the night of 15 May 1793, a farm labourer with no formal scientific education made Spanish aviation history with an invention that was purely the result of his own ingenuity, skill and courage. Although his achievements were often overlooked,

19:57

Gibraltar

Gibraltar National Museum's virtual tour is giving thousands a look back into the past

Debbie Bartlett

Nearly 5,000 people with an interest in Gibraltar and its history have gone online and visited the National Museum's website and social media pages since it set up its Virtual Museum two weeks ago. Posts have ranged from archaeology to social ... history, with the most popular on the Great Sand Dune behind Catalan Bay, the medieval Galley House at Casemates and a 20 thousand-year old bone spear point from Gorham's Cave. Also popular are descriptions of artefacts, adverts from the Gibraltar

17:05

LifeStyle

29 May 1953: Mount Everest conquered for the first time

Jennie Rhodes

At 11.30am on 29 May 1953 New Zealand mountaineer and explorer Sir Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986) reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the first confirmed mountaineers to successfully climb to the top. Hil

15:52

Education

Students combine language, culture and history in one visit

SUR IN ENGLISH

Protestant cemetery in Spain and preserve it as a garden and monument to be enjoyed by future generations, Liz went on to explain the history of the cemetery. She emphasised its many connections with the industrial past of the city, and with its current ... its history of which they had previously been unaware.

16:56

LifeStyle

'With Covid-19, we have to look back and learn lessons. History repeats itself'

ALEKK M. SAANDERS

...always been interested in pandemics. He believes that history has a tendency to repeat itself. As a result there is much in common between Covid-19 and the Plague of the 14th century. Janis, what do you mean by 'history repeats itself'? History is ... hygiene, since many doctors were employed. I actually want people to learn the effectiveness of quarantine from the past. Janis, knowing the history, could you forecast the consequences of the current coronavirus? The main consequence that resulted from

18:32

Gibraltar

Gibraltar Museum now has virtual posts online

Debbie Bartlett

The Gibraltar National Museum may have closed its doors to visitors because of the coronavirus but it is still possible for those anyone who is interested to enjoy the history, archaeology, heritage and natural history of the Rock online, thanks to

16:20

Opinion

Amazon gain forest

Peter Edgerton

Douglas Hofstadter's Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought, in spite of having one of the most clumsy titles in the history of literature, is an extraordinarily significant book. Not because ... of what it contained, mind you - I very much doubt it was devoured on a grand scale by vast swathes of eager readers - but rather because of its place in the history of the 20th century. It was the first item ever sold on Amazon, a company originally