Friday, March 6, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #26

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.

Bottles of beer recovered from a nineteenth-century shipwreck in the Baltic Sea have been sampled. It tasted watered down. Get itWatered down? *drops the mic

Nimrud: Outcry as IS bulldozers attack ancient Iraq site at BBC

Archaeologists and officials have expressed outrage about the bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by Islamic State militants in Iraq. IS, which controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, says shrines and statues are "false idols" that have to be smashed. Gimme a break. Get it? A break? I'll be here all week.

Adolf, the dog that looks like Hitler at Telegraph
A Welsh woman renamed her chihuahua puppy Adolf after black slanting 'fringe' and tiny moustache prompted comparisons to the Nazi dictator. For more Hitler look-a-likes, see this house.

Wallis Simpson ordered rescue mission for her swimsuit in WW2 at Telegraph
The US-born wife of King Edward VIII made the American Minister in Lisbon and the American consul in Nice find the Nile green outfit she had left behind at her luxury villa at the height of World War II. People underestimate the difficulty of finding a good bathing suit.

Kanye West Lyrics Perfectly Describe The Story Of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra at BuzzFeed
"I know you ain't getting this type of dick from that local dude." Shakespeare would either be proud or he’s rolling in his grave.

Why Iceland is Building a Temple to Thor at Discovery

Because he's the most underrated Avenger.

Parisians carry on shopping as mass graves are exhumed below their feet at The Guardian
Shop elsewhere. Haven't you ever seen Poltergeist?

Google Built An Awesome Interactive Map to Highlight Women in History at BuzzFeed
Together, young women and the tech giant, SPARK, built a new map to bring people up to speed with women’s history in their everyday lives. Get your Women's History Month on and download Field Trip to enable your smartphone to discover information about locations you'll walk past or search for.

Impressive Tomb of Celtic Prince Found in France at Discovery
An Iron Age Celtic prince lay buried with his chariot at the center of a huge mound in the Champagne region of France. Some of the Celt's prestigious objects of Greek and Etruscan origin have been found in other monumental mounds, so we'll see what this one turns up. Excavation is expected to finish at the end of the month.

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