Friday, June 12, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #40

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.

Historians blast Advanced Placement U.S. History framework at Washington Post
Last year, the class curriculum was changed for what appeared to be for the better. This year, it is being said that students who complete the course would then be "ready to sign up for ISIS." so...

The historic Pont des Arts bridge, whose roots can be traced back to the reign of Napoleon I, was stripped of all the stupid locks stupid people in love attached to the rails.

Eerie Chalkboard Drawings From Almost 100 Years Ago Were Discovered Unscathed at BuzzFeed
Because whoever replaced the chalkboards in 1917 was too lazy to get rid of the old ones. They just glued the new boards right on top. You are so fucking fired.

Penis Disorder Found in Fertility God Pompeii Portrait at Discovery
The fresco of the Greek god of fertility Priapus, holds an embarrassing truth, according to a new study of the 1st-century A.D. wall painting. This phallus-flaunting symbol of male potency and procreative power shows signs of a condition. A very large condition.

Bones in Alexander the Great Tomb Give Up Few Secrets at Discovery
The 'tomb that keeps on giving' is just being selfish now.

While preparing for her attempt to fly around the world, Earhart's preparations were documented by photographer Albert Bresnik, while an unknown person filmed the process with a 16-millimeter camera.

An exact replica of one of the 28 elaborately engineered contraptions that hoisted wild animals such as lions, bears and wolves and released them onto the floor of the Colosseum through trap doors has been unveiled inside Rome’s ancient amphitheater.

After spending more than 90 years hidden in the dunes of Guadalupe, California, a plaster Hollywood sphinx, created for the 1923 blockbuster silent film “The Ten Commandments,” goes on display.

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