Sunday, June 5, 2016

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #72

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.

Researchers who analyzed metal composition of dagger within wrapping of mummified teenage king say it ‘strongly suggests an extraterrestrial origin’.

But she politely declined warning the choice would be ‘most regrettable’ if it turned out to be a hoax.

The impact he had and the evolution he brought led people to accept the integration of blacks into American society, so when when history books are read in 50 years’ time, there will be a significant chapter about Muhammad Ali in the history of American civilization.

Reprint of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Tests German Law at NY Times
A German publisher of right-wing books has begun selling a reprint of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” originally issued in 1943 by the Nazi party’s central publishing house, a move that risks violating Germany’s law against the distribution of Nazi propaganda.

Ancient Civilization of Microbes, Not Greeks, Built ‘Lost City’ at NY Times
The columns and other objects, they say, are not stonework at all, but a natural byproduct of the breakdown of methane gas. And they were made by an ancient civilization of microbes, not people.

A Letter Written by Charles Darwin, Twice Stolen, Returns to the Smithsonian at Smithsonian
After being snatched by an intern in the mid 1970s, the missive written by the scientist returns to Washington

The Mystery of England's Ancient Tunnels at BBC
More than a dozen tunnels have been found beneath Cornwall’s countryside, dating back some 2,400 years. But why do they exist?

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