A newly discovered 1,500-year-old Byzantine monastery from 500 CE was unearthed by the Israeli Antiquities Authority in Rosh Ha-Ayin, near Tel Aviv, Israel in 2015. Archeologists discovered the monastery while inspecting a new building site.
Mother, book editor, fashion icon and First Lady are a few of the many roles Jackie Kennedy had over the course of her lifetime. This collection offers a look back at her life following the 1963 assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy.
President Barack Obama's daughters Malia and Sasha Obama were 11- and 8-years-old, respectively when their father took office in 2009. The girls have grown up the spotlight and were featured in Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Teens of 2014." Here's a gallery featuring UPI's best photos of the Obama siblings during their time as first daughters.
According to UrbanDictionary.com, to "throw a side-eye" is to make "a facial expression expressing one's criticism, disapproval, animosity, or scorn of varying levels of intensity towards another person." These politicians show you how it's done.
While humans may be rapidly evolving to advance the future, archaeologists are still working to uncover the past to better understand the present day. From shipwrecks to century-old beer to lost cities, this gallery contains just a few of the handful of recent archaeological discoveries from this year.
The Day of Atonement, in Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Israel, September 20, 2015. For the festivities, jews recite prayers in the "Kaparot" ritual while swinging a live chicken over their heads to symbolically transfer their sins for the year to the chicken, which is butchered, eaten or donated to charity. Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year, begins at sundown September 22, when the entire country will come to a standstill as Jews pray, fast and refrain from smoking and sex.
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