Tuesday, 18 December 2012

"Staffordshire Hoard II: The Return of the Treasure Hoard" and Big NRM Trouble in Little China...

Please forgive the terrible puns, but I've just come across two news stories that might be of interest to readers of this blog, one on the subject of Anglo-Saxon archaeology, the other on the topic of a new religious movement (NRM) in China.

In Staffordshire, England, a second hoard of Anglo-Saxon metal has been uncovered close to the site where the "Staffordshire Hoard" - the most significant Anglo-Saxon discovery of recent years - was found. The hope can only be that it will shine yet more light on the enigmatic world of Early Mediaeval England.

In other news, the Communist Party government of the People's Republic of China have orchestrated a crackdown on members of an apocalyptic new religious movement (NRM) calling itself "God Almighty". A Christian denomination, the God Almighty sect claim that Jesus Christ was reincarnated as a Chinese woman, and have been active in their calls for the overthrow of the regime, echoing that made by other NRMs like Falun Gong in recent years. In particular, they have been very vocal in their belief that the end of the world is nigh; something they seem to have adopted from the whole Mayan prophecy malarkey. 

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