Friday, March 20, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #28

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.

New Stonehenge theory calls the mysterious ancient site ‘Mecca on stilts’ at News.au
APPARENTLY, we’ve all been thinking about Stonehenge the wrong way.

Final preparations are under way for the reburial of Richard III more than 500 years after his death in battle. The last of the Plantagenet kings will be laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral on Thursday, March 26, but not before a symbolic procession of his remains near the place where he met his end.



On March 18, 1990, two thieves pulled off history’s biggest art heist by stealing 13 masterpieces worth $500 million from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-five years later, the case remains unsolved and the pieces still missing. So whodunit?

Next month, 170 years after the Erebus and all its crew were lost, experts will try to reach the wreck – under thick ice on an undersea ridge.
Archaeologists and anthropologists say they have positively identified fragments from the body of literary giant who died in 1616 in Madrid.



Ancient tales about Viking expeditions to Islamic countries had some elements of truth, according to recent analysis of a ring recovered from a 9th century Swedish grave.

That image of Che Guevara — you know the one — went viral long before going viral was even a thing. All Day tells the story of how it happened.

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