French Illustrator Revives the Byzantine Empire with Magnificently Detailed Drawings of Its Monuments & Buildings: Hagia Sophia, Great Palace & More
Submitted August 29, 2018 at 01:57PM by Mike_ZzZzZ
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An ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey has been unearthed in southern Greece in what is possibly the earliest-recorded trace of the epic poem, the culture ministry said Tuesday.
Submitted July 11, 2018 at 02:51PM by mycarisorange
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Rare interviews with two men who were witnesses to the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln recorded in 1929-1930.
Submitted June 25, 2018 at 07:38PM by chubachus
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How did an Australasian cockatoo reach 13th century Sicily? A discovery in the Vatican Library in Frederick II of Sicily’s falconry book reveal a medieval world that was surprisingly interconnected.
Submitted June 25, 2018 at 06:12AM by leposava
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The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. It Just Surfaced
Submitted May 12, 2018 at 08:42AM by dengorilla1
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Months after burning down the White House, British Admiral George Cockburn was chosen to personally escort a defeated Napoleon to Saint Helena. Here is his fascinating diary about the voyage.
Submitted November 04, 2017 at 06:16PM by JohnJacobAdolf
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A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion
Submitted October 19, 2017 at 09:29AM by Weywoht
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Famous Viking warrior burial revealed to be that of a woman
Submitted September 09, 2017 at 12:42PM by Cozret
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My Jewish-American grandfather guarded Nazis in WW2 France. After the war, one his prisoners sent him this illustrated book of his time in the camp.
My grandfather-in-law was a Jewish-American Officer who oversaw a German POW camp in WW2 France. "Pop" treated everyone with respect and was quite popular as a result. Years after the war he received this illustrated book from one of his prisoners in the mail.
I found it rummaging through my in-law's basement this past weekend and wanted to share what I perceived to be a good primary source of history with the community. In light of the "on all sides" rhetoric I found this to be a poignant reminder of how people on opposing sides (literally, Hitler) could come together.
I never had a chance to meet Pop, but from what I'm told he was a gentleman and a scholar who was even more popular with the ladies than he was with the Nazis.
Here is the book:
What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know
Submitted May 10, 2017 at 03:25AM by NerdyNae
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