Friday, June 19, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #41

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.

The search for Amelia Earhart is continuing through more downs than ups in Nikumaroro, an uninhabited South Pacific atoll in the republic of Kiribati.

In ancient Egypt, so many people worshiped Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death, that the catacombs next to his sacred temple once held nearly 8 million mummified puppies and grown dogs, a new study finds.

The Charleston church where a horrific shooting claimed the lives of nine people boasts a rich history echoing America’s own painful passage through slavery, civil rights, and now, its racially turbulent present.

Distant British Past Is Also Present for Salisbury at New York Times
Featuring my favorite, Arthur Pendragon.

Against all odds, British rock legend Phil Collins has had a lifelong fascination with the Alamo. Now after amassing the world’s largest private collection of artifacts connected to the Alamo, Collins has donated it to the cradle of Texas liberty.

History Hot 100 2015 at History Extra
This year’s History Hot 100 was the product of six weeks of voting by readers and historians who were asked to nominate the historical figures they are most interested in at the moment.

To mark the 200th anniversary on June 18th, here is a chance to test your knowledge of a pivotal moment in European military history.

Richard III was found under a carpark - and Henry I could be under one, too. One day carparks themselves could be the archaeological treasures

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