Sunday, September 27, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #49

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 “Mona Lisa” Ends at Archaeology
A research team that has been excavating beneath the Sant’ Orsola convent in Florence for several years claims to have found bone fragments that may have belonged to Lisa Gherardini, the silk merchant’s wife thought by some scholars to have been Leonardo da Vinci’s model for the Mona Lisa.

23 Jokes Everyone Who Studied History Will Find Funny at BuzzFeed

Egypt Approves Search for "Nefertiti’s Tomb" at Archaeology
Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh el-Damaty, has approved the use of noninvasive radar technology to search for a tomb behind Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves proposed that Tutankhamun, who died at the age of 19, may have been buried in an outer chamber of a tomb constructed for Queen Nefertiti.

Queen Elizabeth II: longest serving British monarch, in pictures at Telegraph
The Queen thanks the nation for its kind messages on the day she becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history as she opens Tweedbank railway station.

717 people dead: What caused the Hajj stampede? at CNN
Among the suggested causes: pilgrims rushing to complete the rituals, heat, masses of faithful pushing against each other in opposite directions, even confusion among the many first-timers on the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and Mina.

Women React To Awful Sex Advice Throughout History at BuzzFeed

The Roanoke colony was established in 1585, Jamestown in 1607. The pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. While all of these events are an important part of the nation's beginnings, none of them marked the first permanent settlement in what would later become the United States. That distinction belongs to...FLORIDA.

Titanic’s Watery Grave Located, 30 Years Ago at History
The Titanic remained undiscovered for over seven decades until 1985, when an international team tracked it down using state-of-the-art sonar and undersea robots. 30 years later, find out how history’s most famous shipwreck was finally brought to light.

The Wreck Of HMS Erebus: How A Landmark Discovery Triggered A Fight For Canada’s History at BuzzFeed
The HMS Erebus and a sister ship left England in 1845 to find the Northwest Passage. They were never seen again — until a team of Canadian searchers discovered the wreckage in the Arctic last year. What followed was a dispute over the facts of, and credit for, the historic find.

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