Saturday, December 26, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #60

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.



I hope you all remember how to lie to your loved ones this holiday season.

Don't Lick the Tinsel at The Atlantic
Life is fragile, and Christmas is full of danger.

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States evokes comparisons to episodes in American history in which foreigners or adherents of an unfamiliar religion were stigmatized.



A newly published study dismisses a theory that five bodies found in a Polish cemetery with sickles placed across their throats and hips were “vampire” burials. Instead, the authors argue the unusual burial practice was “anti-demonic” and done not necessarily to protect the living, but the deceased, from evil spirits.

King Tut's Wet Nurse May Have Been His Sister at Discovery
Not shocked.

Oetzi, the Tyrolean Iceman entombed beneath an alpine glacier some 5,300 years ago, is the oldest tattooed human, according to a new study.



Anyone who says they hate technology, it's stories like these that make me understand you least. Israel’s Antiquities Authority spent six months trying to identify the object. Within hours, Facebook users had named it as a New Age ‘energy harmoniser’.

Ku Klux Klan's place in history hinges on the power of the spectacle at The Guardian
A new book White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan maps out how the white supremacist group has created public appeal.

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