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RUSSIE – Moscou - A 400-year-old pendant engraved with the Tudor rose, a traditional emblem of England and a symbol of the Tudor dynasty, has been found at a building site near the Kremlin in the heart of the Russian capital. The pendant, made of tin and lead, is some 5cm in diameter and bears the Tudor rose on its front – a typical feature of the English monarchy which is a white and red rose juxtaposition representing the merger of the two warring houses of York and Lancaster in the 15th century after a protracted conflict. According to archaeologists, this particular item dates back to 1590. It has a French phrase engraved on it – 'Dieu et mon droit,' which translates into English as 'God and my right.' This has been the motto of the UK monarch since the 12th century. The 400-year-old trinket was apparently used as “a stripe for clothes as there are four small holes on its edges,” a representative from the Moscow archaeological office said. During the reign of the Tudor dynasty (1485-1603) the rose was engraved on lockets, coins and even buildings – take Hampton Court Palace just outside London, for instance. In the 1550s Russian Tsar Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) was trying to establish peaceful contacts with Europe and England in particular, and to that aim he allowed free trade for English citizens in all Russian cities. The trade flourished for nearly a century until 1649, when relations between the two countries significantly worsened.
TURQUIE – Milas - nstruction workers in southwestern Turkey have discovered an ancient jar containing burnt human remains, thought to be from the Hellenistic period, reports said on Monday. Teams from the Milas Museum in Muğla province started excavations at the construction site located on İsmet Paşa district after the discovery of ancient ruins. They found the 40 centimeter jar two meters below the surface. It is thought to have been used as a sepulcher and was reportedly brought to Milas Archaeology Museum for examination. Milas, similar to many other western regions in the western Turkey, is an ancient city dating back to thousands of years. The city's earliest historical mention is at the beginning of the 7th century B.C., when a Carianleader from Mylasa by name Arselis is recorded to have helped Gyges of Lydia in his contest for the Lydian throne.