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French Illustrator Revives the Byzantine Empire with Magnificently Detailed Drawings of Its Monuments & Buildings: Hagia Sophia, Great Palace & More via /r/history


French Illustrator Revives the Byzantine Empire with Magnificently Detailed Drawings of Its Monuments & Buildings: Hagia Sophia, Great Palace & More
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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. via /r/history


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.
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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. via /r/history


Rare interviews with two men who were witnesses to the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln recorded in 1929-1930.
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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. via /r/history


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.
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Submitted June 25, 2018 at 06:12AM by leposava
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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. via /r/history


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.
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Submitted November 04, 2017 at 06:16PM by JohnJacobAdolf
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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. via /r/history


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:

http://j.mp/2uQiNpU

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