Sunday, March 6, 2016

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #69

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.

Archaeologists are to launch a search on Holy Island in Northumberland for the monastery where one of the most beautiful books in western Europe, the Lindisfarne Gospels, was made.

Traumatic brain injury explains the memory problems, explosive anger, inability to control impulses, headaches, insomnia — and maybe even impotence — that afflicted Henry during the decade before his death in 1547. “It is intriguing to think that modern European history may have changed forever because of a blow to the head,” said Arash Salardini, senior author of the study.

What a Dickens.

Oh, also, a 14th-century Jewish burial site is located under the new building’s construction site. Double negative.

An incomplete inscription might reopen the debate about the identity of the owner of a tomb from the Alexander the Great era, according to new research. It's missing a piece of the pi.

Archaeologists announced they have pinpointed the location of Alaska’s only Japanese internment camp, a long-forgotten facility built on an Anchorage army base at the onset of World War II.

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