Friday, October 3, 2014

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #4

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb is a round-up of brand spankin' new history articles, selected by yours truly. Click on the link to be directed to the home site where you can read a professional being professional in their entirety.

11 Art Masterpieces Improved By Mr Bean at BuzzFeed

I strongly disagree. Maybe if they featured, like, anyone else. Literally anyone else.

I thought this was going to be a typical BuzzFeed article with answers like, "Play Mummy Maker," "Construct a virtual pyramid" or "Start a history blog no one gives a shit about" but it's just a bunch of history organizations that are looking for free labor. No I will not be transcribing stuff for free.

We Asked  British People To Answer A Few Basic Questions About American History at BuzzFeed
I guarantee they did better than the average American would have on the same quiz.

Cerro Rico: Devil worship on the man-eating mountain at BBC
An interesting article about the Mountain That Eats Men (Cerro Rico) in Bolivia. The silver-rich mountain has been mined for the last 500 years and over 8 million people have died in the process. With a present life expectancy of only 40 years old, workers worship El Tio, the devil god of the depths, hoping he will show mercy.

A book of 34 songs given as a gift to Henry VIII from a French diplomat has been released from the vaults of the British Library. The music was recently recorded in a version believed to be comparable to what it would have sounded like in 1520. It's pwetty. 

"Dracula's Dungeon" Unearthed in Turkey at History
Archaeologists say they have discovered the dungeons where little Vlad III was held captive for five years.

8 weird and wonderful pictures from the past at History Extra
Yes, that is Ronald Reagan modeling for an art class in a diaper.

All In The Family: Famous Married Cousins at All Day

Rudy Giuliani is totally on this list.

Just thought you should know.

In chronological order: Black Orpheus, Jason and the Argonauts, My Fair Lady, Oedipus the King, Ulysses, The Trojan Woman, Medea, Mighty Aphrodite, Disney's Hercules, The Clash of the Titans, O Brother Where Art Thou, and Troy.

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