The Japanese samurai warriors were members of the military class of pre-industrial Japan. By the end of the 12th century, the word samurai became almost synonymous with Bushido (the way of the warrior), the word was closely associated with the middle and upper echelons of the warrior class. Samurai used a wide range of weapons, […]

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Following a court-ordered search, an estimated $22 billion worth of gold, jewels and statues has been discovered in a southern India 16th century Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple. It’s the largest find of this type in India and there’s likely to be more. On Monday searchers started to unseal Section B of the vaults, a large space […]

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