Friday, April 10, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #31

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.

US treasure hunter Tommy Thompson - who spent years evading authorities - will go to prison rather than testify about gold he discovered in a historic shipwreck. He was found in a place where he was camouflaged for years among other criminals: Florida. I'm allowed to say that.

Sweat stains included.

A long long time ago. In a place known as 'India,' an ale sat inside all year long and lost its tan. Along came Mr. Alligator as quiet as can be, stole that beer, and said, "hey this tastes pretty fuckin' good."

England has a London Blitz bomb map, the United States has a sexual predator map.

Whoa whoa whoa Pearl Harbor?

Top 10 Viking stories at History Extra
This is a great little article giving you each story, but at 1/100th of the original length.

This is considered the "Mona Lisa" of Egypt? Mona Lisa is giving you all massive side eye right now.

An insightful look into this uncelebrated minority. This is hilarious.

A bean stew, lamb, olives, bitter herbs, a fish sauce, unleavened bread, dates and aromatized wine likely were on the menu at the Last Supper, says recent research into Palestinian cuisine during Jesus's time. Aka: the Mediterranean diet.

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