Sunday, October 30, 2016

History from the Interweb #77

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.



Christ's Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries at National Geographic
For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier.



Researchers mapping ancient submerged landscapes in the Bulgarian waters of the Black Sea have stumbled upon a shipwreck graveyard with dozens of perfectly preserved vessels from the Ottoman and Byzantine periods.

New research has proved that Gaëtan Dugas, a French-Canadian flight attendant who was dubbed "patient zero," did not spread HIV to the United States.



Gen. Francisco Franco may have ruled Spain for almost four decades, but an equestrian statue of the dictator — headless from an earlier act of vandalism — that went up at a Barcelona cultural center recently lasted just a few days.



Amaral is a 22-year-old Brazilian artist whose digital colorizations of iconic black-and-white images have become an internet sensation.



From Black Lives Matter to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s bended knee, the Black Panthers’ political legacy remains alive in America’s ongoing dialogue about race, justice and privilege.

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