A single leaf from French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's crown will be auctioned near Paris on Sunday.The golden laurel leaf weighs only 10 grams, less than a $500 value in gold, but is expected to bring between $118,250 and $177,375 at auction because of it's … [Read more...] about Leaf from French emperor Napoleon’s crown expected to bring 300 times its value in gold
TOKYO — Japan's emperor expressed concern about fulfilling his duties as he ages in an address to the public Monday that was remarkable for its rarity and its hinted possibility that he may want to abdicate in a few years. "When I consider my age of over 80, as well as … [Read more...] about Japan’s Emperor Akihito hints to abdicating throne in rare television address
The right-wing outrage machine hysterically accuses President Obama of abusing his power over everything from Obamacare deadlines to hostage release negotiations. But when it comes to Obama’s plan to unilaterally grant de facto amnesty to millions of unauthorized … [Read more...] about Obama: President or emperor?
TOKYO — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Hirohito's "jewel voice" — muffled and nearly inaudible due to … [Read more...] about Radio dispatch of Japanese Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender revitalized in new recording
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Archaeologists found a round Aztec ceremonial platform studded with stone carvings of serpent heads at Mexico City's Templo Mayor ruin, raising hopes in the search for an emperor's tomb, authorities said Thursday.No Aztec ruler's tomb has ever been located and … [Read more...] about Researchers find Aztec temple platform in Mexico, step closer to finding an emperor’s tomb