Sunday, November 22, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #55

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.

An international team of archaeologists believe they had discovered an island in the Aegean Sea that was once the ancient city of Kane, site of an epic sea battle between the Athenians and the Spartans in 406 B.C.

The oldest fragments date to the 1830s, when the roof was last replaced.

A century after Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition, descendants of one crewmember hope to complete the family’s “unfinished business” and trek to the South Pole while another adventurer with ties to the voyage continues a historic solo crossing of Antarctica.

Seventy years after the death of Anne Frank, her famous diary is getting a co-author—her father. The decision to list Otto Frank as a co-writer will extend the European copyright on “The Diary of Anne Frank,” due to expire at the end of the year, by another 35 years. The move, however, has stirred considerable controversy.

On 22 November 1963, Dallas Morning News reporter Hugh Aynesworth, inadvertently became an eyewitness to one of the biggest turning points in history. He is credited as being the only journalist to have witnessed the assassination.

Discovered hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their Budapest apartment, the haul of 6,300 documents are from a 1944 census that was a precursor to the intended liquidation of the Hungarian capital's 200,000 Jews in Nazi death camps.

Broadcast for the first time in the U.S., these exclusive clips from a Smithsonian Channel program feature recently unearthed archival footage.

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